Category Archives: Law Family

9 warning signs you may be headed for a divorce

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s plans to divorce took the world by surprise —if six kids, amazing careers, philanthropic work and international fame can’t make for a long-lasting couple or prevent “irreconcilable differences”, what can? Of course, it is possible to get a fractured relationship back on track — that’s why it’s important to recognize […]

What are the Five Stages of Divorce?

What are the emotional stages of divorce? Will the pain of divorce ever go away? Stages of separation and divorce recovery. Going through a divorce can be one of the most emotionally disruptive events in your life. What can you expect once you decide to get one? How can you make it easier on yourself? […]

Does A Parent Coordinator Help In High Conflict Custody Cases?

In high conflict child custody cases, it is often recommended by professionals including lawyers, judges, social workers, psychologists that a Parent Coordinator (“PC”) is appointed to assist these high conflict parents in reaching agreements outside the court process.   What is a Parent Coordinator? Parenting Coordinators are specially trained professionals whose work focuses on helping parents […]

Remarriage and Alimony in Florida

In divorce cases, Florida courts often award alimony to a financially-dependent spouse, particularly when the couple has been married for many years. When a spouse receiving alimony remarries, starts living with someone else or experiences an improved financial situation, the paying spouse will most likely want to reduce or eliminate spousal support payments. This article […]

Divorces Involving Children in Florida

The cost of a divorce can increase rapidly if children are involved. Unfortunately, the less the parents agree, the more the divorce will likely end up costing. If a couple disagrees on most issues the court steps in to dictate details of child custody from timesharing to visitation procedures. Mandatory Parenting Class Even if the […]

Understanding Custody Agreements & Parenting Plans

What is “parental responsibility”? “Parental responsibility” is used to talk about who has the power to make decisions for the child.  Florida law does not use the term “custody.” The court wants both parents to share the responsibility for making decisions about the child and will order this unless it is not in the child’s […]

Child Custody: Relocation Or Move Away Cases – How Difficult Are They?

Before March 2020: Family law and child custody in particular seeks to preserve the rights of the children to have ongoing meaningful relationships with their parents and values the parenting time or custodial time or visitation time of both parents with the children. Court custody orders or custody agreements include an ongoing schedule, often alternating […]