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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

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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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Your Guide to Serving Divorce Papers in Florida

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When a civil complaint is filed in a Florida court, a notification must be delivered to the opposing party. This is often referred to as “service of process” or “being served papers”. As a divorce is technically a type of lawsuit, the spouse who files for divorce has an obligation to serve divorce papers… Read More »

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Same Sex Divorce in Florida: What LGBT Parents Should Know About Custody & Visitation

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In the 2014 case of Brenner v. Scott, the Florida Supreme Court determined that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. Not taking effect until 2015, the decision helped pave the way to marriage equality in Florida. Of course, true marriage equality means that some same sex couples, just like some heterosexual couples,… Read More »

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Remarriage and Alimony in Florida: What You Need to Know

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Following a separation, the financially advantaged spouse may be required to make ongoing alimony payments to their former partner. In some cases, alimony will be permanent. In other cases, it will have a defined duration. You may be wondering: Does remarriage affect alimony in Florida? In this article, our Tampa divorce lawyers answer the… Read More »

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How Does a Paternity DNA Test Work in Florida?

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Paternity is the foundation of a man’s parental rights and parental responsibilities in Florida. When an unmarried mother gives birth, paternity is not automatic. Action must be taken to establish paternity. That is not to say that establishing paternity has to be difficult—both parents can simply sign and submit Florida’s Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity… Read More »

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Adult Adoptions in Florida: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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According to the Adoption Network, nearly 135,000 children are adopted in the United States every year. While adoption usually involves children, adults can also be adopted in Florida. There are many myths and misconceptions about adult adoptions. Here, our Tampa adoption attorneys answer some of the most common questions. Adult Adoptions: Five Common Questions… Read More »

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Sharing Child Custody in Florida? Five Tips to Help You Get Through the Coronavirus Epidemic

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting communities all around the world. The Florida Department of Health notes that nearly every county in the state has at least one confirmed case of COVID-19, with Hillsborough County being one of the hardest hit. While the virus presents challenges for nearly every family, it can be especially difficult… Read More »

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Federal Government Set to Garnish ‘Stimulus’ Check for Overdue Child Support

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On March 27th, the U.S. Congress passed and President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. A $2.2 trillion package, the CARES Act contains a wide range of different measures aimed at supporting individuals and businesses who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. One of… Read More »

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