Consequences of Hiding Assets in a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, you may be tempted to obscure some of your assets from the divorce proceedings. But we are here to say that getting caught hiding assets in a divorce proceeding can have drastic effects on the outcome of your case. It is legally required for all divorcing couples to […]

What to Include in a Parenting Plan

If you have gone through a divorce involving children chances are you will be splitting parenting duties with your ex-spouse. It is absolutely vital to establish a good working relationship with your ex and some states even require parents to file a parenting plan with the court as a part of a child custody agreement. […]

Penalties of Ignoring Family Court Order

When a former spouse fails to follow family court orders the consequences against them can be severe. Family court orders often pertain to child custody and visitation standards. We have outlined the penalties for ignoring child custody orders below. What is Child Custody and Visitation Child custody means that person or spouse has legal guardianship […]

What is a Guardian ad Litem?

When moving through complicated divorce cases, the children are often briefly forgotten. Amidst all of the property arguments, child support claims, and accusations, it can be tough to hear the child’s voice. That is the purpose of a Guardian ad Litem. A Guardian ad Litem can be appointed by the court to be the official […]

Florida Parents Required to Take Parenting Course Prior to Divorce

Did you know that the state of Florida requires couples with minor children to complete a mandatory parenting class prior to finalizing a divorce? The Parent Education and Family Stabilization class is 4 hours long, and most judicial circuits, including the Orlando area, allow parents to complete the course either online or in person. The […]

Do You Suspect Your Ex-Spouse Is Treating Your Child Badly?

Divorce is a tough time for all parties involved. It can be a stressful and time consuming experience for the splitting couple. Couples have to figure out how to fairly divide possessions, money, and businesses, if applicable, while dealing with the emotional turmoil of losing their spouse. If there are children involved, the stakes are […]

Divorce: Leave the Kids Out of It!

In the midst of a heated divorce, it can be easy to lost track of what is really important. Often, dueling spouses will use whatever they can to make their soon-to-be ex look bad, or to cause them pain. Sadly, it is not uncommon for spouses to drag children into the middle of the drama, […]

Custody Dispute Nearly Ends in Tragedy

Child custody disputes between parents often get heated. When you are dealing with something as invaluable and precious as your child and the time you get to spend with your child, it’s no surprise that divorced spouses often have a hard time negotiating child custody terms in a calm, reasonable manner. Even after the divorce […]

Proposed Alimony and Custody Changes Hit a Roadblock

Approximately 230 couples get divorced each day in Florida. With each individual case, the judge assigned tries to make things even and fair. However, because alimony has almost always been completely up to the judge’s discretion, what is considered “even and fair” varies from judge to judge. Permanent alimony has always been common in Florida, […]

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 […]