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Can I Stop My Former Partner From Getting A Child Custody Modification In Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Going through a child custody dispute can be challenging. For a parent, it can bring a tremendous sense of relief to reach a final resolution. If you suddenly find out that your co-parent wants to change the terms of order/agreement, it is normal to be confused and even frustrated. In Florida, a parent may… Read More »

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DivRing

Is There A Difference Between A Dissolution Of Marriage And A Divorce In Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Are you preparing to end your marriage in Florida? If so, you may hear a lot of terms thrown around, including divorce, dissolution of marriage, and annulment. There is no technical difference between a divorce and a dissolution—though an annulment is a separate thing that may be available in a very limited number of… Read More »

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DrWoman

Are Doctors More Likely To Get Divorced?

By Gale H. Moore |

Doctors face a lot of stress in the workplace—and the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly not made things any easier for medical professionals. Considering the challenges that physicians face, you may be wondering: Are doctors more likely to get a divorce in Florida? The answer is “probably not”—though divorce happens in relatively high numbers across… Read More »

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FatherKids

Why Family Mediation Is Often An Effective Way To Resolve Child Custody Disputes

By Gale H. Moore |

For parents, going through a disagreement over child custody or child visitation can be deeply stressful. You want to do what is right for yourself and your child—but working out an agreement is not always so easy. Family mediation may provide the best solution. In this blog post, our Clearwater divorce mediation attorney explains… Read More »

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ManThink

Is It Possible To Disestablish Paternity In Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

For an unmarried father to have parental rights and parental responsibilities, he must establish legal paternity for a child. This raises an important question: Can paternity be disestablished once it is already in place in Florida? The answer is ‘yes’—but only in limited circumstances. In this blog post, our Clearwater paternity lawyer explains the… Read More »

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Div16

Can You Change A Contested Divorce To An Uncontested Divorce In Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Broadly speaking, divorces can be divided into two categories. A contested divorce is a divorce that is in dispute—a court must weigh in on a key matter. On the other hand, an uncontested divorce is one in which the parties are able to reach a settlement on their own. Most divorces end up being… Read More »

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Divorce19

What Should I Do If I Was Falsely Accused Of Domestic Violence In Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Domestic violence is a very serious matter. A false allegation could cost you your reputation, family law rights, and even your freedom. If you were falsely accused of intimate partner abuse, you need to know how to protect yourself. Here, our Clearwater domestic violence attorney discusses three important steps you should take if you… Read More »

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FamilyLaw

What To Look For In An Expert Witness In A Family Law Case

By Gale H. Moore |

An expert witness is a trained professional who is permitted to testify in legal proceedings because they have specialized knowledge that is relevant to the case. An attorney may hire an expert witness in a family law case in a number of different circumstances. If you are preparing to hire an expert witness in… Read More »

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DivCouple13

Understanding The Role Of An Attorney In The Collaborative Divorce Process

By Gale H. Moore |

Most divorcing couples are interested in finding a timely, low-conflict, and cost effective way to end their marriage. Of course, that can be easier said than done in many cases. Florida’s collaborative law process exists to help give divorcing couples a structure to end their marriage in an amicable manner. At the Law Office… Read More »

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Four Reasons Why Divorce Mediation Can Be A Useful Tool For Separating Parents

By Gale H. Moore |

Are you a parent of a young child preparing for a divorce in Florida? If so, it is normal to feel stressed out by the process. Divorce is emotionally and logistically complicated. For parents, divorce mediation can be a useful tool to help them resolve their issues in a reasonable, low conflict manner with… Read More »

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