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What Does Florida Law Say About Out of State Time Sharing

When you divorce your spouse in Florida relocating to another state becomes difficult. If you have a time sharing agreement with your child’s other parent and you wish to move with your child out of Florida, contact the Law Office of Paul H. Bowen, P.A. for legal help. With more than 30 years of experience in divorce, child custody issues …

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Guardian Ad Litem vs. Attorney Ad Litem: When Are They Used

    A divorce is a painful experience for all parties involved.  It is a process that no one enters lightly. While a divorce has the potential to wreak havoc on the lives and finances of the partners splitting up, it has the potential to cause even more trauma in the lives of any children involved.  In many cases, both …

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How Does Retroactive Child Support Work In Florida?

  In the state of Florida, both of the parents of a child are responsible for providing financial support for the child. This means that the court can and is likely to order the noncustodial parent to contribute to the custodial parent. In some instances, retroactive child support is requested and court ordered.

Separation, Divorce, and Annulment in the State Of Florida

Altering a marital relationship should not be an impetuous decision. Due to the sweeping effects that the alteration comes with, both spouses may not be sure of whether such a bold change in relationship status would be beneficial. For that reason, many states across the country offer legal ways to alter marriage. These include separation, divorce, and annulment. The three …

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Contract Litigation and Dispute Resolutions: How It Works

If you find yourself in a business dispute, it’s possible you’ll need to hire a dispute resolution lawyer. You’ve spent a long time working with the other person, and disputes simply aren’t your style, but you’re at your breaking point. When you feel you’ve reached the point where you need to hire an alternative dispute resolution lawyer, you’ll want to …

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Getting A Divorce Lawyer: What You Need To Know About Alimony

There is a particular set of rules that courts use to make sure that alimony is fair for everyone. Through all of the heartbreak and tough decisions that are made, there could very well be a lengthy legal battle over certain financial assets. Out of all of the trauma that a divorce can bring, the last thing you should be …

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Do I Need a Civil Litigation Lawyer?

You may try your best to reason with difficult people, to meet them at the halfway point. You’ve tried talking, but they don’t want to listen. You’ve been attempting to negotiate, but they’re not interested. You’ve even tried to be nice, despite their impoliteness. Small problems can escalate to the point where you may need to resolve an issue in …

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The Child Support Enforcement Process: What a Lawyer Can Do For You

Imagine having to beg your employer for your paycheck every two weeks so that you can feed your child. Just like you shouldn’t have to beg your employer for your paycheck, you shouldn’t have to beg your former partner for child support payments. Child support is necessary, as a parental responsibility. It’s paid to make sure that your child or …

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When Should I Request a Child Support Modification?

Regardless of the reason for paying child support, it is crucial that you inform the court of any change in your financial status. Life happens. Your economic circumstances can change at any moment, leaving you in a tight position to make some serious life decisions. Instead of battling the storm yourself, there are resources available to assist you. Whether you …

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Equitable Distribution: How It Works and Who Gets What

Through the course of a marriage, it’s common for couples to acquire assets that they both hold dear. When going through a divorce, the difficult nature of determining who will get to keep each item can be emotionally and legally complicated. A common term you may have heard of, perhaps from a friend who has been divorced, is equitable distribution. …