850.610.7471 Shalimar
850.610.4585 Crestview

Proudly Serving Florida’s Emerald Coast

Since 1978

Why Hire Us? How Can We Help You? Schedule a Consultation

Recent Posts in Family Law Category

  • Visitation Rights for Deployed Parents

    Child custody determinations can be the most difficult and emotionally challenging aspect of a divorce case. Parents may struggle to agree to make a parenting plan, especially if one parent is in the armed forces, because they need to make accommodations for one parent’s frequent deployments. If parents cannot agree, the court will intervene to determine a parenting plan, which will focus on the ...
    Continue Reading
  • Issues You Might Face During Divorce

    A plethora of issues can potentially lead to a divorce , but the process of dissolving the marriage itself is not without its own issues, both financial and emotional. Everyone is, of course, unique in their own ways, but some issues simply so prevalent under these circumstances that most divorcing spouses will encounter them. Below is a list of some of the most common issues you can potentially ...
    Continue Reading
  • Can I Change My Divorce Agreement?

    When courts finalize a divorce, they are signing off on an agreement they think is as fair as possible. Likewise, if a child is involved in the divorce, the court is essentially making the decision they believe is in the child’s best interest. However, life rarely goes the way we plan. One parent might lose a job and might no longer be capable of making child support payments, or another parent ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • 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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • The Dangers of Using Social Media During a Divorce

    Social media is everywhere these days and more adults than ever are flocking to these platforms, from Facebook to Instagram, to share some of the most intimate details of their lives. While this might be a fun way to stay connected with friends and family, it can do quite a bit of damage during a divorce. Everything you share can be forged into the perfect weapon to be used against you in court. ...
    Continue Reading
  • Retroactive Child Support

    In Florida, both parents are legally responsible for supporting their minor children. In some cases, when a divorce might have dragged on for a prolonged amount of time, it is possible that the finalized child support order might reflect payments that are designated as retroactive. It is important to note that these retroactive payments are not considered past due, though they can become past due ...
    Continue Reading
  • How to Best Prepare for an Adoption

    You have finally decided to make the jump into adoption. Raising an adopted child can be one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences; and no matter how long you anticipate the moment, you need to be prepared for when your child first comes home. Here are a few tips to best prepare for an adoption. Break Down Adoption Process into a Checklist While many agencies outline the ...
    Continue Reading
  • Discussing Your Divorce with Your Children

    Divorce is a stressful and emotionally draining experience for all parties involved, especially if children are part of the family. Each parent must undergo a complicated and contested legal process while raising and comforting the kids. Enduring a divorce with children is an arduous challenge. However, not only does talking to your children about divorce help them prepare for a new chapter in ...
    Continue Reading
Page 1 of 1