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August 22, 2019

The area of family law can be very strange in the sense that no two situations are the same. Every family dynamic is different from the next, and as a result, many divorce proceedings are different than the rest. The Collaborative Law Process may be the right way to go...

May 8, 2019

Methods of Divorce Proceedings

There are various methods for how divorce and family proceedings are conducted. Unlike what you see in many tv shows, these proceedings do not have to be adversarial. There are often time moments where a team-based approach and amicable co...

May 2, 2019

Using Mediation at the Time of Divorce

Mediation has been defined as a process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties. It is an informal and non-adversarial process with t...

February 5, 2019

The Military Family Stability Act: Help for Transitioning Families

I haven’t heard of this, what is it?

It is difficult to stay up to date on every single bit of legislation that passes through Congress affecting military families. There are so many little things tucked...

January 9, 2019

The Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act

While the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act was technically already in effect here in Florida midway through 2018, it is still relatively new and warrants a discussion considering our major milita...

December 25, 2018

What is the Survivor Benefit Plan? (SBP)

Many families use a retired military spouse’s retirement pay as a substantial income supplement. Sadly, it can be a real hardship for a family when the retirement pay stops after the retiree’s death, leaving a spouse or child in...

December 4, 2018

The Surprising Scope of QDROs

A major focus of this month has been how property rights

to a benefit plan are acquired. Usually, this occurs after the dissolution of a marriage though, you may be surprised to know that this is not the only way for rights to the plan to tr...

November 27, 2018

Qualified  Domestic  Relations  Orders  

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The  process  of  ending  a  marriage  is  never  easy.  The  emotional  roller  coaster  that  a  family  goes  through  is  enough  for  anyone  to  deal  with,  but  through  all  of  that,  the  spouses...

December 5, 2017

The ability to appeal a lower court's ruling is a crucial part of the legal system to ensure that there are fair outcomes, especially in divorce and family cases where assets and children are at stake. Sometimes lower courts, and even appeal courts, do not get it...

November 8, 2017

Choosing the right lawyer for your divorce or family law case takes some time and research regarding the attorney’s social media presence and internet reviews, longevity in a location, specificity to the family law practice, as well as personality. It is important tha...

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