5 Tips for a Smoother Adoption Process

Adopting a child is one of the most exciting events that a person can go through. Unfortunately, the adoption process is often complicated, costly, and confusing. If you are thinking about adopting a child, consider the following five tips to help streamline the process and ensure everything goes smoothly. Hire An Attorney One of the first things to keep in mind is that adopting a child is a legal process that Read More

Life After Divorce: How to Effectively Communicate with Your Ex

For many people, one of the biggest benefits of getting through a divorce is that you don’t have to deal with your ex any longer. The fact is, however, that there are usually a variety of reasons why communication will still be necessary long after the divorce is finalized. The most common reason is co-parenting, but even if you don’t have young children, there are many times when being able to communicate Read More

What Floridians Need to Know About Establishing Paternity

There are quite a few situations when it is necessary to establish paternity in order to help protect your rights and allow you to take care of your responsibilities. Whether you are the mother or the father, establishing paternity is often a necessary first step before pursuing things like custody, child support, and more. Understanding how paternity laws in Florida work will help ensure you can make the right Read More

Facing Foreclosure? Know Your Options

Falling behind on your mortgage payments can happen to anyone. Whether because of a lost job, unexpected expenses, or any number of other things, you can find yourself facing foreclosure surprisingly quickly. If your mortgage company has notified you that they are looking to foreclose, or you believe you may be facing it soon, it is important to know your options. If handled correctly, you can emerge from this Read More

Divorce 101: How is Child Support Determined in Florida?

When parents go through a divorce, there are many things that need to be addressed. One of the most important points for both parents is determining what, if any, child support will be paid. The Florida courts take this very seriously, and use quite a bit of information to determine how to award this type of support. Knowing what the courts look at ahead of time can help you prepare for what you will see during your Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Adopted Child Adjust to Your Family

Adopting a child is one of the most exciting events that you could ever experience. Once you’ve gone through all the legal steps necessary, and the time is coming where you will be bringing your new child home, it is important to ensure everything is handled properly. This is going to be a huge adjustment for your new child, especially if they are a little older. Finding ways to help your adopted child adjust to Read More

Understanding How the New Tax Law Can Affect Your Divorce

The recently passed tax reform bills are having a dramatic impact on the lives of just about everyone in the country. The sweeping reform has direct changes to individual taxes, business taxes, and even how taxes related to divorces are handled. Whether you are currently getting a divorce, or you’re just weighing your options, it is important to learn how the tax laws will impact you today, and for years to Read More

The 7 Red Flags That Could Mean Your Spouse is Hiding Assets in Your Divorce

The purpose of a marriage is to build a life together. When the couple no longer wants to continue with this partnership, it is only equitable (unless otherwise agreed to previously in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement) that they share the assets that were created or obtained during the marriage in a divorce. Unfortunately, not all spouses abide by this rule of equity in a divorce and will go so far as to hide Read More

The 5 Grounds for Annulment in Florida

Seeking a divorce is the most common way to end a marriage, and is available in almost all situations. The second option is to seek an annulment. This is where the marriage is declared to legally never have happened. Unlike a divorce, it is only available in very specific situations. If you are confident that you meet the qualifications for an annulment, it can make a lot of sense to pursue in place of a divorce. Read More

Parenting After Divorce: 5 Tips to Help Your Kids Adjust

A lot will change for you after a divorce, but even more is going to change for your children, who have no real control over the situation. Finding ways to parent in such a way that will help your kids adjust is very important after a divorce. The following are six tips to manage parenting during and after a divorce. Put Yourself in Their Shoes Did your parents divorce when you were young? How did that make you Read More