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July 2016 Archives

Proper documentation can help you during custody cases

Getting a divorce can be a long, involved and emotionally draining process. There may be many incidents and conversations that happen along the way that could make a difference in your case. However, it's very hard to remember these details accurately if you don't get in the habit of keeping thorough documentation records.

What should I know about child support modifications?

Child support orders are based on a variety of factors, including the paying parent's income. There are times when the circumstances of one of the parents might change and necessitate the need for a child support modification. If you think that your child support order needs to be changed, you should know some basic points about how child support modifications work in Florida.

Why do I need a divorce attorney?

Before you even finalize your decision to end your marriage, the very first step should be to talk with a family law attorney. While it can be intimidating, especially if you've never had to deal with any legal matters before, your attorney will be your most valuable resource. While it may be tempting to try to go it alone through the divorce, particularly if you and your ex are able to agree on most matters, it's not a good idea. Here are three reasons it's a good idea to have an attorney by your side throughout your divorce.

Plan ahead to protect inheritances in a divorce

Being left an inheritance likely gives you a windfall that you might not have been expecting. If you are married and that inheritance is given to only you, it is crucial that you take the necessary steps to protect that inheritance from having to be divided if you end up going through a divorce. Doing this can sometimes be very simple, but it can also be complicated.

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