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Same-Sex Divorce & Child Custody Disputes

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The landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, decided in 2015 by the Supreme Court, granted numerous rights to same sex couples. These rights include the right to marry, and consequently, the right to divorce. Unfortunately, in many states including Florida, same-sex couples face numerous challenges including equal treatment under the law. Family law is emotionally… Read More »

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Contested Child Custody

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Unfortunately for some families, the subject of divorce also means serious decisions regarding child custody. While some divorces are amicable, some are extremely tumultuous. Some parties sadly use the shared child as leverage in uncontested proceedings or over routine decisions like drop-off location or extracurricular activities. Divorce is a pivotal moment for many families…. Read More »

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COVID-19: Child Custody & Support Modifications

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COVID-19 has changed life as we know it for millions of Americans and billions more internationally. For divorced couples and their families, adjusting to the new normal comes with growing pains and increased difficulty. While it is always best to remain civil and cooperative when co-parenting, COVID-19 brings unique challenges that may require modification… Read More »

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Florida Family Law Appeals: You Have 30 Days to File a Notice of Appeal

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Family law cases are complicated and sensitive. Going through a dispute is stressful, and receiving an unfavorable decision from the court is downright frustrating. It is important to understand that you are not necessarily out of options if your case did not go your way. Parties have the right to appeal an adverse family… Read More »

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Is It Possible to Get Child Support Without Getting a Divorce in Florida?

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For a number of different reasons, a couple may decide to separate without actually getting a divorce. A husband and wife are by no means required to get divorced, even if they do not want to continue a romantic relationship. Some married couples decide to separate on a trial-basis. Other married couples agree to… Read More »

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Termination of Adult Guardianship in Florida: What You Need to Know

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A guardian is a surrogate decision-maker. As explained by the Florida Courts, an adult guardianship may be warranted if an individual (ward) is deemed impaired to the point that they are no longer able to manage their own affairs. Adult guardianships generally do not have a defined duration—meaning they could last for the remainder… Read More »

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What Goes Into a Child Time-Sharing Schedule?

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For parents, going through a divorce or a separation can be deeply challenging. A well-formulated parenting plan helps to make things a little easier. Essentially, a time-sharing schedule is the part of a parenting plan that outlines when the child will be with each parent. Here, our Tampa child custody attorneys highlight the key… Read More »

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Who Pays for a Child’s Extracurricular Activities After a Divorce in Florida?

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As a baseline, child support obligations are determined in accordance with Florida’s official child support guidelines. Of course, in the real world, every family faces its own unique set of circumstances. As an example, it is not uncommon for children to participate in (costly) extracurricular activities. While some activities are relatively inexpensive, others can… Read More »

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Commingling Assets in Florida: What You Need to Know

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

It is not uncommon for married couples to share their property. Indeed, many couples handle virtually all of their finances using joint bank accounts. When they do so, they are essentially commingling their assets. To be clear, there is nothing wrong with commingling assets. For many married couples in Florida, it is effective and… Read More »

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How to Disestablish Paternity as a Married Man: An Overview of Florida Law

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In Florida, a married man is presumed to be the legal father of his wife’s child. As such, parental rights and responsibilities take immediate effect. If the man later finds out that he is not the biological father, he may be able to disestablish paternity—though, it is not guaranteed. Disproving paternity is complicated. There… Read More »

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