Who Has Claim to the Family Pet in a Divorce?

Who Has Claim to the Family Pet in a Divorce

In Florida, family pets are considered marital property. This means they are subject to the equitable distribution of property in a divorce. The equitable distribution of property is the legal process of identifying value and distributing all marital assets and marital liabilities acquired during a marriage. Of course, people value their pets differently than assets and other property. […]

What Is the First Thing to Do When Planning a Divorce?

If you are considering divorce, the first thing you need to do is contact a family law attorney. The attorney you hire needs to be different from the lawyer your spouse or family normally uses. That way, your lawyer can give you individual, unbiased legal counsel and act in your best interest – every step of the […]

Why Isn’t My Consultation Free?

Many people ask us why our consultations are not free, and the answer is simple. When you pay a consultation fee, we are able to provide to you our legal analysis on your case based on the facts you provide to us.. The consultation fee is also about respect – the fee shows respect for […]

How to Successfully Bond With Your Stepkids

It can be hard as a stepparent to enter the life of a child and expect to fill the gap that’s left by their biological parent. There are some right and wrong ways to go about this. Here are is some advice you’ll find beneficial when attempting to bond with your stepkids: Biological parents: You shouldn’t […]

Summer Vacation Advice For Separated And Divorced Parents

As the school year finishes and the summer begins, kids eagerly await their vacation with excitement. The story for divorced/separated parents can be a little bit more stressful as figuring the particulars of the vacation must be agreed upon. Here are a few tips on how to do this: Make a checklist: if you are […]

Suggestions on How To Bond with Your Stepchildren

Figuring out how to bond successfully with your new stepchildren might be the key to bringing the family closer together. Failing to get this right could be the source of disharmony within the family unit that becomes increasingly difficult to fix down the line. So, here are a few suggestions on how to bond with […]

Docs vs. Glocks

The debate over Florida’s “Docs vs. Glocks” law started in a pediatrician’s exam room in Ocala during the summer of 2010. Amber Ullman, A mother of three was taking her child to the doctor for a routine checkup and was asked to answer some questions from the doctor regarding possible health risks for her child. […]

LGBT Seniors May Lose Benefits if They Marry

After waiting a lifetime to get married and say “I do,” who could blame senior gay couples for racing to the altar? However, a recent Sun Sentinel article has brought attention to this issue. Retirement experts have said that many of these love birds should do a reality check before embarking on their marriage because […]

Family Law Lawyers Are Best Suited for Family Law Matters

Family law can be extremely complex, and there are many misconceptions.  With the intricacies of divorce, marriage settlements, alimony, child support, parenting plans, and adoption, those in need of legal guidance or representation should seek the counsel of a family attorney. According to Texaslaywer.com, non-family lawyers frequently give ill-suited advice regarding family law matters. Questions like, “what […]