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How to Request Protection from Domestic Violence in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Statistically speaking, about 1 in 3 women become victims of physical violence by their intimate partner. While many victims of domestic violence realize that leaving their partner is the best way to end the abuse and protect themselves, doing so is not always safe or possible. That’s why abused partners consider requesting protection from… Read More »

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I’ve Been Served with Divorce Papers in Florida, Now What?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you have been served with a petition for divorce in Orlando or anywhere else in Florida, you must act quickly to protect your rights. Whether you knew that a divorce was coming or it came out of the blue, you need to consult with an Orlando divorce attorney to understand what to expect… Read More »

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How to Request a DNA Test to Establish Paternity in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, a child born to unmarried parents does not automatically have a legal father. As a result, the father must take action to establish paternity. Unmarried parents can establish paternity by signing the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity form. However, this method of establishing paternity is possible when both parents agree on who is… Read More »

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What Are the Advantages of an Amicable Divorce in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In the past, couples in Florida had to prove that their partner was at fault for the end of their marriage to get a divorce decree and a more favorable outcome. However, times have changed, and Florida has adopted no-fault divorce laws, which opened the door for uncontested and amicable divorces. While divorces are… Read More »

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Can I Seek Alimony After a Long-Term Romantic Relationship (Palimony)?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Ending a long-term relationship between romantic partners can be just as emotionally and financially challenging as getting divorced. If you were in a romantic relationship for a long time but never actually got married, do you have a right to seek alimony after the relationship ends? This is a common question that our Orlando… Read More »

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5 Reasons to Try Florida Divorce Mediation

By Steve W. Marsee |

An increasing number of Florida couples opt for divorce mediation because of the numerous benefits it provides. While many couples are required to try mediation to resolve their issues before a trial, some agree to mediation voluntarily. When considering whether or not you should try mediation in your divorce case, you should learn about… Read More »

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Who’s Required to Pay for College After a Florida Divorce?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Raising children is very costly, but sending your kids to college might be the most expensive part of raising a child in Florida. According to College Tuition Compare, the average tuition and fees for colleges in the Sunshine State are nearly $15,300 for out-of-state and almost $3,900 for in-state. But who has to pay… Read More »

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Will Remarriage Affect My Child Support Order in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you have children, you have a legal obligation to support them financially. That’s why parents who get divorced or separated are ordered to pay child support. But does either parent’s remarriage affect a child support order? In Florida, remarriage in and by itself has no effect on the parent’s obligation to pay child… Read More »

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10 Things to Consider When Creating a Parenting Plan in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Getting divorced is always tough, especially if your divorce involves children. Under Section 61.13, Florida Statutes, parents who are divorcing are required to create a parenting plan. Filling out a parenting plan is a significant task because this document will serve as a roadmap for how parents should navigate disagreements and conflicts without having… Read More »

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What Happens If Parents Disagree on COVID-19 Vaccination?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Not all parents agree to have their children vaccinated for coronavirus (COVID-19). But what happens when divorced parents disagree on COVID-19 vaccinations? Can a Florida court force you to vaccinate your child for coronavirus? Whether or not federal, state, or local courts can push parents to vaccinate their children child for COVID-19 without their… Read More »

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