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March 2015 Archives

Child custody basics for Florida parents

For any parent, a child's happiness and overall wellbeing are paramount. While all parents want what's ultimately best for a child, when it comes to divorce or separation, opinions related to those matters may differ greatly. In cases where parents are embroiled in disputes related to child custody and visitation, it's wise to consult with an attorney who can provide legal guidance and assistance.

When a child a family wants to adopt is from another state

There are many different factors that can influence what sorts of procedures a family has to comply with to adopt a child and what kinds of rules and requirements are placed on them during the adoption process. One such factor is whether or not the child the family wishes to adopt is from the same state as the family. 

Taking steps during and after a divorce to protect one's credit

When going through a divorce, fears about financial security are common and often with good reason. When an individual or his or her spouse moves out of a previously shared home, the financial repercussions can have a significant and immediate impact on one's day-to-day life. This is often especially the case when an individual has been a stay-at-home parent or isn't accustomed to handling the finances and paying bills or budgeting.

For same-sex couples, adoption process now easier

According to 2010 U.S. Census data, more than 48,400 same-sex couples live in Florida. As of Jan. 5, 2015, after years of fighting to win the right to marry, many of these couples began taking steps to legally marrying. Along with the right to marry come other rights including those related to the legal adoption of children.

Prenuptial agreements aren't just for the rich and famous

When a couple is planning to marry, love and romance are key motivators. However, from a legal standpoint, the concept of marriage is far less romantic as marriage is essentially a contract between two people. Prior to entering into any contact, most people take steps to fully understand what they are getting into and read the fine print and legal disclaimers.

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