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Can I Stop My Former Spouse From Moving With Our Child?

By Gale H. Moore |

For separated parents, one of the leading sources of conflict is proposed relocations. While a proposed relocation across town or to a community a few miles away may not be a big deal, your former partner trying to move your kids to the other side of the state or the other side of the… Read More »

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Can a Parent With a Criminal Record Get Child Custody in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

In Florida, child custody cases are handled under the state’s ‘best interests of the child’ legal standard. In custody disputes, Florida family courts make decisions that are best for the health, safety, and overall well-being of the child. Along with a wide range of other things, courts will consider the background and history of… Read More »

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Four Divorce Tips for Medical Professionals

By Gale H. Moore |

Going through a divorce can be deeply challenging for any couple. For medical professionals, ending a marriage can be even more complicated — there are often additional issues that must be considered and resolved before the divorce can be finalized. At the Law Office of Gale H. Moore P.A., we represent medical professionals who… Read More »

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Florida Family Law: What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

By Gale H. Moore |

In certain high-conflict divorce and child custody cases, a Florida court may appoint a guardian ad litem to help investigate the dispute and ensure that a child’s best interests are fully protected. If a guardian ad litem has been appointed in your case, it is crucial that you have a basic understanding of their… Read More »

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Preparing for the Holidays: Four Tips to Help You Make a Parenting Plan

By Gale H. Moore |

While the holiday season often brings great joy to families across Florida, we all know that the holidays can also be overwhelming and stressful. A study published by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that two thirds of people report that the holidays sometimes make them feel ‘stressed out’ and ‘fatigued’. For parents who… Read More »

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How Will Adultery Impact a Divorce in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Marriages can fall apart for many different reasons. Infidelity is generally near the top of any list of ‘reasons for divorce’. As Florida is a no-fault divorce state, neither spouse is legally required to  prove that their partner did anything wrong to be eligible to separate. In that sense, adultery has no impact on… Read More »

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Florida Child Support: What is Imputed Income?

By Gale H. Moore |

Under Florida law (Florida Statutes § 61.30), child support obligations are typically calculated using certain basic guidelines. While calculating child support may seem complicated, it is actually a reasonably straightforward process in the majority of cases. That being said, there are certainly exceptions to this general rule. In some circumstances, Florida family law courts… Read More »

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What Makes Military Divorce Different

By Gale H. Moore |

Military families face some unique challenges and stresses. Beyond deployment, tight schedules, and the potential for frequent relocations, not every couple is built for the military lifestyle. When military couples do choose to separate, they should be aware that there are some federal and state regulations that make these cases somewhat different from other… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: Can I Change My Child’s Name?

By Gale H. Moore |

Following a divorce, you may be interested in changing your child’s first name or last name. While certainly not all divorcing families seek to make this type of change, it is far from an unusual decision. You may feel that a name change is best to help your child adjust post-divorce. Under Florida law,… Read More »

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Your Guide to Grandparent Visitation Rights in Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

Grandparents can play a very important role in the lives and development of their grandchildren. Most families in Florida want grandparents to be involved. At the same time, there are cases in which conflicts arise between parents and grandparents. There are also cases in which grandparents may need to take action to protect a… Read More »

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