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How Do my Child’s Educational Needs Factor into my Parenting Plan?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When a couple with minor children divorces, a parenting plan is part of their divorce settlement. Parenting plans are legal orders that provide structure for the children’s relationships with their parents after the divorce is finalized. These orders are focused on what the court determines to be in the children’s best interest, which often… Read More »

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Four Signs It is Time for Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Your marriage might not last your lifetime. This is just a fact, not a judgment or an omen or an attempt to push you toward filing for divorce. Sometimes, difficulties arise in marriages that the couple just cannot overcome, like infidelity and substance addiction. Other marriages end because the partners simply grow apart, each… Read More »

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What are Good Reasons to Modify an Alimony Order?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In many cases, the alimony order the court enacts when a couple divorces is no longer appropriate for them years after the divorce is finalized. Lifestyles and personal needs change and evolve over time, and when this happens, either partner can petition for the court for an alimony modification. In order for the court… Read More »

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Determining your Child’s Best Interests

By Steve W. Marsee |

When the court develops a parenting plan for a child, it considers a set of factors about the child’s lifestyle and needs to determine the plan that most effectively serves the child’s best interests. In most cases, it is in the child’s best interest to continue having a consistent relationship with both parents. The… Read More »

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How to Prepare for your Uncontested Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you and your spouse meet certain criteria, you can complete an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce, also known as a simplified dissolution of marriage, can save money, save time, and reduce the amount of conflict you and your partner face during the divorce process. Getting divorced is stressful, and even couples who… Read More »

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Can my Child Choose His or Her Parenting Plan?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In a word, no. Your child’s parenting plan is created according to what the court deems to be in his or her best interest, and to determine this, it considers a series of factors about your child’s needs and both parents’ lifestyles. Your child’s preference is one of the factors the court may consider,… Read More »

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I Am Getting Divorced. What are my Rights?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In any legal proceeding, you have rights. These include your Miranda Rights if you are arrested and your right to cross-examine any witnesses present in civil and criminal court. When you are working through a divorce, you have a few specific rights regarding this legal process as well. Your divorce rights, like all of… Read More »

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Does an Unmarried Father Have the Right to Stop an Adoption in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

For married fathers, parental rights are automatically granted when their wife gives birth. A married mother cannot put a child up for adoption unless she has the consent of the legal father (her husband) or has good cause to take action to get her husband’s parental rights removed. For unmarried fathers, establishing parental rights… Read More »

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What Can I Include in a Prenuptial Agreement?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many individuals recoil at the idea of signing a prenuptial agreement because they feel that by doing so, they are expressing doubt that their marriage will last the remainder of their lifetime. This simply is not true. A prenuptial agreement says nothing about the strength of a couple’s marriage, nor is there a correlation… Read More »

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I am a Grandparent. What are my Custodial Rights to my Grandchildren?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, grandparents have the right to pursue custody of their grandchildren under certain circumstances. Many people misunderstand the concept of grandparents’ rights and assume that grandparents automatically have the right to visits and the pursuit of custody of their grandchildren. This is not true. Only a child’s legal parents have these rights from… Read More »

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