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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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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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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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My Former Spouse Stopped Paying Alimony: How Can I Collect?

By Gale H. Moore |

In Florida, alimony (spousal support) may be awarded to help the financially disadvantaged partner following a divorce. There are different types of alimony that can be awarded in Florida: including rehabilitative, bridge-the-gap, durational, permanent, periodic and temporary. Many people rely on their alimony payments. If your former partner stopped paying alimony, it can cause… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Decades-Old Rule that Disadvantaged Biological Fathers

By Gale H. Moore |

On June 28th, 2018 the Supreme Court of Florida issued a major ruling in a key family law case. In Treneka Simmonds v. Connor Perkins, Florida’s highest court struck down a decades-old legal rule that severely disadvantaged biological fathers by putting a child’s ‘legitimacy’ ahead of a father’s parental rights. This is an important… Read More »

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How to Overcome an Impasse in Divorce Mediation

By Gale H. Moore |

We all know how divorce is portrayed in popular media: it is a difficult, fiercely contested battle of opposing interests that can get dragged out for years and that leaves everyone with hurt feelings. The reality is far different. While ending a marriage is always challenging, not every divorce has to turn into a… Read More »

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Can a Child Choose Custody in Clearwater, Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

In Florida, child custody and visitation issues are handled under the state’s best interests of the child statute. Family law courts will work to find a child custody or shared parenting arrangement that is best for the health, safety, social development, and overall well being of the child. This raises an important question: Can… Read More »

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Five Tips for Negotiating the Best Divorce Settlement

By Gale H. Moore |

If you are going through a divorce in Clearwater, Florida, you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that around half of U.S. couples separate prior to their tenth wedding anniversary. Though divorce is common in our country, that does not make it any easier. Going through a divorce… Read More »

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How are Multi-State Child Custody Cases Resolved?

By Gale H. Moore |

In the modern world, it is not uncommon for people to move between states. This can make certain family law cases significantly more challenging to resolve. Most notably, if you are involved in a child custody dispute, and your child’s other parent lives in another state, there will be an additional layer of complexity… Read More »

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