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    Oral Agreements Unreliable in Family Law

    A recent case in family court in New York illustrates the need for child support agreements to be made in writing and incorporated into a court order. The divorced parties in the case, Kristina Lynn B. v. Joseph T.M., were parents of 10- and 12-year-old boys. In 2012, the mother withdrew her older son from […]

    Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2013. Filed under Family Law, News & Press.

    Separation of Joint Credit Accounts a Wise Move in Divorce

    It is important for couples who have decided to get divorced to separate credit card accounts and existing credit card debt. A little care and diligence goes a long way to protecting both parties’ credit and overall finances. “Credit cards can create problems even in happy marriages,” commented Zephyrhills divorce lawyer Marcie Baker. “For divorcing […]

    Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. Filed under News & Press.

    Vacation Homes a Tricky Matter in Divorce Process

    Dividing assets in a divorce is often a delicate and complex process. Married couples’ finances are usually tightly interwoven. To make a clean split, couples need to either sell jointly-owned assets or completely transfer ownership to one party. Second homes, or vacation homes, are no exception. Of course, not every couple is fortunate enough to […]

    Posted on Saturday, November 17th, 2012. Filed under Divorce.

    Tampa Court Provides Guidance on Collaborative Divorce

    The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida recently issued an order giving guidance for the practice of collaborative family law in Hillsborough County. Chief Judge Manual Menendez, Jr., signed the order codifying procedures for the relatively new method of settling divorce issues. Collaborative divorce focuses on resolving disputes outside the courtroom, the open exchange of pertinent […]

    Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012. Filed under Divorce.

    Mediation May Be a Faster Approach to Divorce Proceedings

    Many couples looking to divorce envision a courtroom setting where they can air out their grievances and emotional baggage and show the judge why they deserve to get more. Litigating some divorce cases may be beneficial; however, for many people it ends up being a costly endeavor that just leads to more heartache. Individuals lose […]

    Posted on Sunday, October 28th, 2012. Filed under Divorce, Family Law.

    Child Support and Visitation are Independent of One Another

    There are so many potential issues involved when examining the topic of child support that when combined with those of visitation, the dynamics and interactions between family members may become bogged down by emotion. At its core, child support is about finances, which also is a hot-button topic for many people. Add in two usually […]

    Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2012. Filed under Child Support, Family Law.

    Mediation Provides a More Civil Approach to a Florida Divorce

    Florida residents have alternative choices when it comes to getting divorced. There is the traditional method of hiring attorneys and litigating every issue, which can be very costly. Or residents may decide to try alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, which generally reduces the monetary cost, time, and stress. A family law mediator can […]

    Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. Filed under Divorce, Family Law.

    Florida Court Settles Distance Measurement in Relocating Children of Divorce

    Complicated legal issues may arise when, as is often the case, a divorced parent wishes to relocate with his or her child. Florida law strictly regulates the relocation of a child’s primary residence in order to protect children’s well-being. But a recent case demonstrates that even well-established laws can allow for very different interpretations. “Relocation […]

    Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012. Filed under Divorce, News & Press.

    Watch Out for Health Insurance Changes and Costs During a Divorce

    During a divorce, most people are not thinking about what could happen to their health insurance benefits. With rising costs and many insurers to choose from, individuals will want to consult their divorce lawyer to get advice on how this could financially affect them and their children. If one spouse is currently covered through the […]

    Posted on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012. Filed under Divorce.

    Divorce Complicates the Transfer of the Marital Home in a Shaky Real Estate Market

    Tampa, Fla. – In these tough economic times, the question of who gets the marital home in a divorce is complicated. Many homes that were bought during the booming real estate market are not worth what they were bought for, leaving negative equity. Added to that is the fact that the person getting the home […]

    Posted on Sunday, August 5th, 2012. Filed under Divorce, Family Law, News & Press.