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How Long Does It Take to Adopt in Florida?
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Category: Adoption

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Adoption is a wonderful opportunity to grow your family and open your heart and your home to a child who is looking for their life to be changed.
 
It’s probably overwhelming, though, to think about the overall adoption process.
 
The entire process – from making the decision you want to adopt to getting matched with a child – can usually be completed in eight to nine months.… Read More [+]


Florida Divides Assets Equally in Divorce – But Not Always
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Category: Divorce | Marital Assets

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When you’re going through a divorce, you have to deal with all kinds of issues. If there are children, you need to worry about child support and time sharing. You might have to plan on giving or receiving alimony.
 
Then, there’s the division of assets.
 
None of these issues are easy to confront, and the longer you’ve been married, the more complicated the process can be. Because… Read More [+]


3 Things Not to Do When Talking to Your Spouse about Divorce
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Category: Divorce

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Divorce can be overwhelmingly tense, and the mere mention of getting a divorce can send some into a downward spiral.
 
When Binh Ngo – a 46-year-old Sebastian, Florida, man – and his wife were arguing about divorce on the Fourth of July, he said, “I am going to kill you,” before pulling out a hunting knife and stabbing her in the chest.
 
Ngo’s wife insisted that her… Read More [+]


Four Types of Tests Used to Prove Paternity
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Category: Family Law | Paternity

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For a child to have a legal father in Florida, the mother must be married at the time of birth or an acknowledgement of paternity must be signed by both parents at the hospital. Otherwise, paternity will need to be established at a later time, most likely using a paternity test.
 
What are these tests? How do they work? Below we are going to detail four different types of… Read More [+]


Understanding What Senate Bill 590 Means for Child Support
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Category: Child Support

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We have a new bill in Florida in regards to child support and parenting time plans that will take effect next year on January 1.
 
Let’s explore what Senate Bill 590 is and how it might affect you now and in the future.
 
What Is Senate Bill 590 and What Does It Do?
 
Senate Bill 590 hopes to streamline the process of setting up child support and… Read More [+]