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Blog Posts in December, 2017

  • We Are Donating 76 Amazon Gift Cards to Teenagers for Christmas!

    Chesser & Barr Attorneys, with offices in Crestview and Shalimar, is donating Amazon gift cards for Christmas to 76 teenagers being served by the Okaloosa Guardian ad Litem Program this year. A spokesperson for the Firm said that “Being able to support 26 teens in Crestview and 50 teens in Fort Walton Beach was a huge accomplishment. The program continues to grow each year and we are fortunate ...
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  • What Rights Do Unmarried Parents Have?

    The nuclear family is becoming less and less common throughout the United States. Couples are deciding not to marry and even not to have kids. However, this trend can sometimes be legally confusing if the couple decides to split. For example, the law in Florida automatically gives a mother parental rights to her children since she gave birth to them. Her maternity is proven. Paternity, on the ...
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  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid as a Divorcing Parent

    Divorce is rarely easy for anyone, particularly parents. Not only do you have to worry about your own emotional well-being, but you also have to worry about your child’s as well. Parenting through a divorce can be hard because each couple has different degrees of civility and animosity. However, people will be scrutinizing your parenting methods more than ever during this time because child ...
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  • Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

    More and more couples are opting into signing prenuptial agreements before getting married. Prenuptial agreements, also called premarital agreements or prenups, are contracts signed before marriage to protect each spouse’s financial interests. Likewise, prenups can protect the inheritance rights of children and grandchildren from a previous marriage who would otherwise take a backseat to any ...
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  • The Reverse Mortgage Cross-Over

    Regardless of what you think about a reverse mortgage, there is one thing you should consider if you’re weighing that option. I’ve never seen it discussed, but for this article I’ll call it the “cross-over point.” That’s the date on which the amount you owe on your mortgage will equal the value of your house. Put in real numbers, if you own a home worth $200,000 and you put a $150,000 reverse ...
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