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Four Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Florida Family Law Mediation

By Gale H. Moore |

Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that can help family members work out their issues in a informal venue outside of a traditional courtroom. As explained by the Florida Courts, mediation is “voluntary” and “confidential” — the process is set up to help parties reach a mutually agreeable settlement. If you… Read More »

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Five Common Divorce Mistakes You Should Avoid

By Gale H. Moore |

Going through a divorce can be stressful and overwhelming. If you are preparing for divorce in Florida, it is essential that you know how to protect your emotional well-being, your family, and your legal rights. Unfortunately, many people make mistakes in divorce — as a consequence, the process becomes even more difficult. Here, our… Read More »

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Supervised Time-sharing (formerly known as visitation): When is it Required in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Several years ago the Florida Legislature changed the legal terms related to custody and visitation.  Though those terms are still generally used by the public they are no longer the legal terms used in a family law case.  The term “time-sharing” is now used to describe what days a child goes with a specific… Read More »

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What Happens to Your Inheritance When You Get Divorced in Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

If you received an inheritance from a relative or a loved one, you may be interested in protecting it in a divorce. Under Florida law, divorcing couples must divide their marital property in a reasonably fair manner. However, not all of your assets will necessarily be deemed marital assets. Indeed, when handled properly, inheritance… Read More »

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How Do Florida Courts Resolve Child Custody Cases and Questions of Religion?

By Gale H. Moore |

According to the most recent data from the Pew Research Center, approximately 75 percent of Americans identify with a religion. For many parents, imparting their religious beliefs and their moral values on their children is extremely important. This issue can create conflict in child custody disputes — particularly when parents have differing religious traditions… Read More »

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Can I Get an Annulment Instead of a Divorce in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

If you are considering separating from your spouse in Florida, you may be wondering if you can get your marriage annulled instead of getting a traditional divorce. The answer is ‘yes’, but only when specific criteria are met. While Florida law does allow annulments, you can only get one under limited circumstances. Here, our… Read More »

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Florida Collaborative Divorce: The Participation Agreement

By Gale H. Moore |

Many divorcing couples want to find a way to end their relationship on reasonably amicable terms. While divorce is often portrayed by the media as a fierce, combative fight, it does not have to be that way. Many couples are able to work together to resolve their differences and find points of common interests…. Read More »

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What is Durational Alimony in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Going through a divorce can create a number of financial challenges — especially for the spouse who is in a more financially vulnerable position. Under Florida state law (Florida Statutes § 61.08), there are several different types of alimony that can be awarded to the financially disadvantaged spouse. Here, our Clearwater alimony attorney provides… Read More »

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Is Divorce Different for Stay-At-Home Parents?

By Gale H. Moore |

According to the most recent data from the Pew Research Center, nearly one in five American parents — 18 percent — report that they voluntarily stay at home with their children. In many ways, a divorce for a stay-at-home parent is similar to a divorce for a parent who is working on a full-time… Read More »

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Can I Get a Child Custody Modification in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Parenting is complicated. A child custody order or child custody agreement that is currently in place may no longer be effective for you and your family. To account for life’s ever changing circumstances, Florida parents have the legal right to seek a custody modification. That being said, family courts in our state have no… Read More »

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