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Pet Custody Disputes in Divorce

Divorce: cat and dog sleeping

Pets are an integral part of many families, and for some, they are comparable to children. In addition to a profound emotional investment, pet owners may spend large amounts of money on their animals. Examples are grooming, health insurance, veterinary bills, fashionable clothing, and some even have strollers to take…

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Parental Child Abduction in Florida

Parental abduction: holding child's hand

An AMBER alert is the public notification of child abduction in progress. This program originated to aid in the protection of children throughout the United States since 1996. We have all heard the call for help over our cell phones, radios, televisions, and road signs, asking for residents in a…

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The Impact of Social Media on Divorce

The emergence of social media has had a profound influence on our society. Global news, public health awareness, academic opportunities, professional networking, marketing, and social interactions are all examples of the positive impacts of social media. In contrast, there are occasionally detrimental effects, including a correlation between social media usage…

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Five Myths and Misconceptions about Divorce

Couple hands facing divorce

Every divorce is unique, from a legal and an emotional perspective. Well-meaning family members and friends vocalize their opinions about divorce, often based on myths and misconceptions that they have heard in the media, or on television or in the movies. Lawyers spend a significant amount of time explaining the…

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Disestablishment of Paternity

Paternal rights father and baby

Establishing paternity is the legal process of identifying the biological father of a child, usually for purposes of child support, custody, and visitation.  It may be necessary to determine a child’s eligibility for public or private benefits such as health and life insurance, social security, veteran’s benefits, family’s medical history,…

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Special Considerations for Grey Divorce

Grey Divorce Decree

Grey divorce, or elder divorce, is modern day terminology that describes long term married couples over the age of 50 seeking dissolution of marriage.  This “grey divorce” trend is accelerating faster than the average divorce rate, particularly in the State of Florida, where there are many retirees.  Grey divorce can…

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