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Child Time Sharing and the Holiday Season

By Steve W. Marsee |

There may be no time of year that is more exciting than the period stretching from Thanksgiving week through New Year’s Day. The holiday season can provide some of our most memorable experiences. Of course, we also know that the holidays can be extremely stressful. For separated parents with young children, the holidays are… Read More »

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Florida Child Custody Disputes: When Do Child Preferences Matter?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Under Florida law, child custody cases are resolved using the state’s ‘best interests of the child’ legal standard. In effect, this means that Florida family law courts make child custody decisions by taking a look at the totality of the circumstances in a given cases, and assessing what type of custody and time-sharing arrangement… Read More »

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Finances and Divorce: Five Things You Need to Consider

By Steve W. Marsee |

Beyond being stressful and fraught with emotions, divorce carries with it many difficult financial questions. If you are considering getting a divorce in Florida, or if you have already filed for divorce, you need to think about your finances. Careful financial planning can pay off big in the long run. In this post, our… Read More »

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What are Family Law Interrogatories?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Discovery is a key part of many family law cases. Through discovery, parties to a dispute are able to seek and obtain relevant evidence, that they can use to make their case. There are many different discovery ‘tools’ available for you and your attorney to use to obtain evidence. One of the most important… Read More »

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Florida Child Custody: Who Gets to Make Medical Decisions

By Steve W. Marsee |

There are few things more stressful and frustrating than being locked in a contentious child custody dispute. Under Florida law, child custody is a complex issue that must be handled with extreme care. Custody is actually broken down two different parts: Physical custody: Who has a right to be with the child, and when… Read More »

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Can I Get a Child Support Order If I Am Still Married?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When most Florida residents think of child support cases, they picture one of the following two scenarios: A couple gets divorced, and the spouse with primary custody receives child support payments from their former partner; or A couple was never married, and the parent who has primary custody receives child support payments from the… Read More »

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How to Prepare for a Conversation About Prenuptial Agreements

By Steve W. Marsee |

Are you considering asking your future spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement in Orlando, FL? If so, it is normal to feel anxious and uneasy, unsure of how to bring up this topic of conversation. While prenups are very useful for many couples, they are also stigmatized by some and can be very difficult… Read More »

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Five Tips for Co-Parenting Following a Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Co-parenting with your former spouse is often one of the most difficult issues to deal with after a divorce. It is something that you need to prepare for properly because nothing should come before your child’s physical and emotional well-being. You need to be ready to take on the challenges that come with co-parenting…. Read More »

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What is the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA)?

By Steve W. Marsee |

For Florida parents, there are few things more stressful than an intense child custody dispute. Unfortunately, in some child custody cases, disagreements between the parents can turn into a very serious situation. In fact, there are even cases where one parent will take their child across state lines, in order to try to thwart… Read More »

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Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders in Florida (Frequently Asked Questions)

By Steve W. Marsee |

Domestic violence is an extremely serious (and unfortunately common) problem all around the world. To fight back against this problem in Florida, victims are able to access certain legal tools. Indeed, in the state, domestic violence can be justifiable grounds to seek a particular type of restraining order that is called a domestic violence… Read More »

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