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How to make a Step Family Work

According to a national Pew Research Center report done in 2013, 40% of new marriages included at least one partner who had been married before. In 2010, a Pew Research Center survey found that 42% of the American adults interviewed have at least one step relative in their family, whether it be a stepparent, a… Read more

Unavoidable Run-ins with the Ex

Have you have been through a high conflict divorce? If so, it’s likely you feel that your ex-spouse is unbearable. You probably can’t stand to be anywhere near him or her. This is normal, and to be expected. But when it comes to special events for your child, it is so important to hold yourself… Read more

Family Life After Divorce

Huffington Post’s “Blended Family Friday” series can bring hope to those who have just gone through divorce. Each week, the site features a different family’s story and explains how they have worked to blend their two families together. Huffington Post’s goal is to help families in similar situations find blended family bliss in their own… Read more

Shared Parenting Makes Sense

Being a single parent is stressful. Not only is it hard, but according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Census Bureau, children raised by a single parent are more likely to commit suicide, end up in prison, drop out of high school, run away… Read more

Don’t Let a Divorce Take Your Health

Getting a divorce can feel like a death; many people grieve and mourn the end of their marriage. Because it can be such a stressful process, it is important to take care of yourself mentally and physically. The following are ways to show your body and mind some TLC: Exercise. Exercise releases endorphins, the feel-good… Read more

What Does “Professionalism” Mean for a Lawyer?

Professionalism is a hot topic right now. It is on the agenda at every lawyer and judicial seminar or continuing education conference, and professional law journals consistently cover the concept. Over the years, numerous surveys have shown the public’s declining trust in the legal profession. In response to these surveys, leaders of the American Bar… Read more

What Does “Bilingual” Mean?

If you find yourself in a legal situation, whether it be child support battles, domestic violence, divorce, or adoption, and English is not your first language, it is vital to find an attorney who understands you, both in language and in subtle cultural differences. As the non-English-speaking segment of the population continues to grow, the… Read more

Florida Woman Punished for being Owed Child Support?

Heather Figueroa’s ex-husband owes her $57,000 in child support. You can imagine her surprise, then, when the Florida Department of Revenue froze her accounts and attempted to take the money from her, rather than the other way around. Rather than being short on money, waiting patiently for legal teams to track her ex down and… Read more

Facebook Page to “Rehome” Foreign Adopted Kids Shut Down

Adopting a child is a permanently life-changing experience. When a couple chooses to adopt, they are saying (both legally and socially) that they are devoting the next several decades of their lives towards raising, teaching, and providing for a child. Other than certain biological factors, it is quite literally the same as giving birth. What… Read more

New Bill for Grandparents’ Rights Gathering Support

What happens when a grandparent’s children simply disappear? What happens when those parents then take their children with them, leaving the grandparents without any children or grandchildren? Do grandparents have any rights when it comes to child custody or visitation? That is precisely what is being asked in Florida by a group of concerned grandparents…. Read more