What Does “Best Interest” Mean?

The term best interest of the minor child is a very broad term. It’s a very broad term that encompasses probably all aspects of the child’s life, where the court has to make a determination and a decision. What the court believes is in the minor child’s best interest, whether it is health-related, academic-related, should

Settlement Agreements. What do I do?

If you’re approached with a settlement agreement, understand that it may be binding on you once it’s signed. If there’s a proposed settlement agreement in front of you, whether a prenuptial agreement, marital settlement agreement, paternity settlement agreement, or post judgment settlement agreement, we can’t stress enough to take the time to read every page,

Timesharing 101

Effective July of 2023, the Florida statute did change regarding timesharing and now the statute reads there’s a presumption in favor of equal time sharing with both parents and the burden of proof is on the parent who does not want equal timesharing to show why equal timesharing would not be in the minor child’s

Why Won’t an Attorney Won’t Speak with Me

It’s understandable that you may be frustrated when you cannot reach an attorney to schedule your consultation. You may be directed to a legal assistant or a paralegal when you call an attorney’s office for information. We believe this protects you until the attorney runs a conflict check for you, the other party, and any

Do I Need an Expert Witness?

Every case does not need an expert witness. The parties are always free to present testimony to the judge of certain important facts or milestones in that particular child’s life. Parties are free to do them either through an attorney or represent themself in court, but they can certainly testify as to what that particular

Protecting Your Credit Before and After Divorce

Joint debts and liabilities can put credit scores at risk during a divorce by taking proactive steps like separating joint accounts. By monitoring your credit report, you could protect your financial reputation during this challenging time. For more information, please consult an experienced family law attorney.

Court Experts for Your Kids

There are experts who can be appointed by the court to assist in child-related issues. Some of those experts include a guardian ad litem or a social investigator who would be a licensed psychologist who would be appointed by the court to interview the child, interview mom, interview dad, interview collateral witnesses and collateral sources,

Can We Go Back to Mediation?

You can reach a partial agreement. You can reach a global agreement. You can reach a partial agreement with an agreement to come back to mediation in 30 or 60 or 90 days. You can use mediation sometimes as a fact-finding mission to then come back to another mediation. There’s a lot of different avenues

How Does the State My Kids Live in Affect My Divorce

Laws in each state are different on child-related matters such as child support, time-sharing, parental responsibility, and what financial obligations each parent has for the child. This could also affect post-judgment issues such as enforcement of a judgment or modification of a judgment or agreement. We suggest that you find out immediately what state applies

Help! My Spouse Won’t Talk to Me

Keeping minimal contact with the other party is not always a bad thing during the litigation. Some attorneys may say not to talk to the other spouse at all during the litigation. You may find that difficult and want to discuss issues with your spouse that you feel need to be addressed quickly. If you

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