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Divorce In Florida: What To Know About Parent Education And Family Stabilization Classes

By Gale H. Moore |

Getting divorced is hard—especially so for parents who share young children. In Florida, there are specialized rules and procedures in place that are designed to help make the divorce process easier on children and families. Parents with minor children are actually required to complete an online class known as Parent Education and Family Stabilization… Read More »

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Are Child Custody Orders Permanent In Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

As all parents know, things change. The needs of you, your child, and your family are not always the same as they were in years past. For divorced or separated parents who are subject to a child custody agreement or child custody order, changing circumstances can be especially challenging to navigate. This raises an… Read More »

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Family Law In Florida: Can You Appeal An Unfavorable Judgment?

By Gale H. Moore |

Going through a divorce, child custody case, or other family law dispute is never easy. The end of the legal process can bring a tremendous sense of relief—that is unless you receive an unfavorable decision from a judge. This raises an important question: Can you appeal an adverse judgment in a family law case?… Read More »

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How Are Family Bills Handled While A Divorce Is Pending In Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Getting divorced is never easier. Among other things, spouses need to untangle their finances. To make matters even more challenging, the divorce process can be slow. It can take months (or longer) for a divorce to be finalized. This raises an important question: How are the family bills handled while a divorce is pending?… Read More »

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Is Florida A Community Property State?

By Gale H. Moore |

No. Florida is not a community property state. Noted by Investopedia, there are nine community property states, including big states such as California and Texas. However, Florida, like the majority of U.S. jurisdictions, operates under an equitable distribution standard for property division in a divorce. In this blog post, our Largo property division attorney… Read More »

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The Talk: How To Tell Your Children About A Divorce Or Separation

By Gale H. Moore |

Divorce and separation is a common part of life. As noted within data collected by the Pew Research Center, more than half of U.S. children have divorced or separated parents. Nonetheless, a parental separation can be challenging for children. Having “the talk” with your kids can be stressful—but there are proactive steps that you… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: Is A 50/50 Split Of The Marital Property Guaranteed?

By Gale H. Moore |

Property division is one of the most challenging aspects of the divorce process. Before you and your spouse can finalize a divorce, you will need to determine who gets what. This raises an important question: Is an even split of the property guaranteed in a divorce in Florida? The answer is ‘no’—the state uses… Read More »

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Can I Get More Child Support If Ex Gets A New Job?

By Gale H. Moore |

Following a divorce or separation, the parent with primary custody may be entitled to child support from their former partner. In Florida, there are basic guidelines in place to help determine how much child support a non-custodial parent must pay. Child support is based primarily on income. This raises an important question: Can you… Read More »

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Attorney Gale Moore And Nicole Sanders Are Presenting At A CLE Program Through The Clearwater Bar Association On February 15th

By Gale H. Moore |

How Your Support Staff Can Improve Your Practice:  The Effective Use of Paralegals Click here to register for event – Clearwater Bar Association

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Parenting Plan: Your Guide To Florida Family Law Form 12.995(a)

By Gale H. Moore |

Are you a parent going through a divorce or a separation in Florida? If so, you may be required to create a parenting plan with your former partner. A parenting plan is sometimes called a custody & visitation agreement. Florida law mandates that a parenting plan should be in place if parents are “time-sharing”… Read More »

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