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An Overview of Unmarried Fathers’ Rights in Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 46 percent of children born in Florida are born to unmarried parents. If you are an unmarried father, you may have questions about your legal rights and legal responsibilities. In Florida, an unmarried father has equal parental rights, but only if paternity has been… Read More »

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What is a Simplified Divorce in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

No one wants to go through a long or nasty divorce. Most separating couples want to resolve their issues as smoothly and quickly as possible. A low-conflict resolution can help to put you in the best position to move forward with your life. In Florida, some married couples qualify for a type of “quick divorce”… Read More »

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Parenting Plans in Florida: Communication Between the Parents

By Gale H. Moore |

Also known as a ‘custody and visitation agreement’, parenting plans are designed to help make co-parenting easier. As the Florida Supreme Court explains, state law requires a parenting plan in all cases of time-sharing of minor children—even when parents are not actually in a dispute. Among many other things, a Florida parenting plan should… Read More »

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The Daubert Standard—Understanding Florida’s Rule on the Admissibility of Expert Testimony

By Gale H. Moore |

An expert witness is a person (usually a professional) who has a specialized skill or specialized knowledge. They are qualified to help judges and/or juries evaluate the meaning and implications of factual evidence. Expert testimony matters. Indeed, an expert witness in Florida family law can have a significant influence on the court’s decision. That… Read More »

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We Lived Together Before Getting Married—Will that Affect Our Divorce?

By Gale H. Moore |

Many people move in with their partner before they officially tie the knot. Indeed, the Pew Research Center reports that nearly two thirds of Americans lived with their partner before they got married. Often referred to as ‘cohabitating’, many people believe that this type of arrangement offers useful advantages. You may be wondering: Does… Read More »

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Child Preference and Custody Rights: Your Guide to Florida Law

By Gale H. Moore |

Child custody disputes are complicated, sensitive legal cases. It is normal for parents going through a custody case to feel frustrated and confused. We want to make sure that parents have all of the tools and information that they need to protect their rights. Nothing should come before your relationship with your children. Many… Read More »

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Divorce Mediation in Florida: Four Common Mistakes to Avoid

By Gale H. Moore |

One of the most popular forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is mediation. As mediation is a non-adversarial and collaborative process, it can be especially effective in family law settings. If you are like most people who are going through a divorce, you want to reach a reasonable, amicable divorce settlement without getting stuck… Read More »

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An Overview of the Four Key Factors that Affect Alimony in Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

Following a marital separation, one spouse may be required to provide ongoing financial support to their former partner. Known as spousal support, spousal maintenance, or alimony, these payments are not guaranteed in Florida. Alimony is not awarded in every case. How much (if any) alimony will be granted depends on a number of different… Read More »

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Is a Court Appearance Required If We’re Getting an Uncontested Divorce in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

While divorce is relatively common, divorce trials are somewhat unusual. The best data suggests that less than three percent of divorces are resolved through litigation. Most couples want to end their marriage in a painless, cost effective manner. For this reason, many people opt to resolve their issues and get an uncontested divorce. You… Read More »

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Child Support and Wage Garnishment in Florida: An Overview

By Gale H. Moore |

For parents going through a divorce, child support can be one of the most contentious and complicated issues. In Florida, child support can be handled through a voluntary agreement or through a state agency. As explained by the Florida Department of Revenue, the Child Support Program will automatically send a withholding notice to the… Read More »

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