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Negotiating Child Custody This Summer

For most people, summer vacation is the perfect time to sit back and relax, whether you’re headed out of town or to the local pool. However, for divorced couples, summer months often mean ...
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What Are the Divorce Rates among Medical Professionals?

It is no secret, medical professionals have a tough job. In fact, many people may assume that between the long hours and the high-pressure environment, the divorce rate among medical practitioners ...
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Who Gets to Keep the Family Pet During Divorce?

During the average divorce in Florida, equitable distribution rules are used when dividing up property between spouses. When it comes to child custody, the courts always want to rule in favor of ...
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Financial Tips to Remember When Filing for Divorce

While many people focus on the emotional turmoil that can come with divorce, a divorce can be equally damaging to a person’s finances. In certain cases, divorce has been known to completely wipe ...
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Can Restraining Orders Be Dismissed?

When a person has a reasonable cause to fear for their safety, they may seek a restraining order, also called an injunction, against another individual. Over time, situations change and what may have ...
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Tips for Family Law Litigation Matters

If you are going through a divorce or fighting for custody of your children, it can be difficult to know who is on your side. While most courts now recognize the involvement of both parents as ...
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Attorney Real Featured in Tampa Channel 10 News Segment

Attorney Catherine W. Real was recently featured in a Tampa Channel 10 News segment regarding a pending bill that could bring big changes to the way alimony and child custody are determined for ...
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How Domestic Violence Impacts Divorce & Child Custody Cases

Domestic violence involves the abuse of one partner against the other in a marriage or other intimate relationship. Not only does this include physical attacks, such as sexual assault, shoving, ...
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Florida Alimony FAQ

At first glance, alimony can be a highly confusing topic. When considering all of the legal speak and rules that are associated with determining who pays what and how much is to be paid, this aspect ...
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How to Find the Right Lawyer for You

Any family law dispute – from divorce to child support – is going to hit home and play on your emotions. That is just par for the course. But for something so personal and close to your ...
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Internet Infidelity and the Ashley Madison Scandal

As the recent Ashley Madison hack took the journalism world by storm, many have taken a closer look at the concept of cheating and how it should be defined. Infidelity has expanded from having sex ...
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Family Law Changes Possibly On the Way After Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

At the forefront of the United States Supreme Court’s June 2015 ruling on the Obergefell v. Hodges case is the newfound right to marriage for same-sex couples, regardless of what state they ...
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Infidelity Within a Divorce Case

Marriage failures can come in all different shapes and sizes. In most cases, divorcing couples feel that they are no longer compatible. In some cases, however, the marriage falls apart because of one ...
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Divorce Attorneys: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Part 1 of 3)

THE GOOD DIVORCE ATTORNEY If you were diagnosed with cancer, you would want to select the best doctor available in hopes that your life could be saved. But what do any of us know about how to select ...
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Reducing Child Support

In the state of Florida, child support laws have been adjusted to accomodate the actual number of overstays that each parent has with the child. On this page, you will find information on the changed ...
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Is It Possible to Avoid Handling My Divorce in Court?

When a married couple is unable to agree on the terms of a divorce settlement through amiable negotiations or mediation, their divorce will have to be handled in court. The problem with this is that ...
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What Type of Alimony Could I Be Eligible to Receive?

If you are planning on filing for divorce, you may be wondering about alimony and what type of alimony you could be eligible to receive. There are three different types of alimony which can be awarded ...
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What If My Ex-Spouse Won't Pay Child Support?

According to state child support laws, both parents have a legal and financial obligation to support their children. If your ex-spouse is refusing to pay child support, you may be wondering how to ...
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Number of Stay-at-Home Mothers is on the Rise

For the last three decades, there has been a long-term decline in the number of stay-at home mothers. Yet that trend seems to be experiencing a reversal. In 2012, there were roughly 10.4 million ...
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