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Alimony Reform House Bill 283

In family law news, House Bill 283 has been filed regarding alimony reform. The actual language of the bill can be found here: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/0283/BillText/__/PDF Below, you will find some highlights from this new bill. If passed, this will quite literally … Continue reading

Mediation in Family Law Litigation

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As family law attorneys, one of the most common questions we hear from clients is, “Am I going to be okay? Is my family going to be okay?” Our job is to help people who are making substantial transitions in … Continue reading

Primer on Parenting Coordination

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Most couples divorce because they grew apart, because they think differently, or because they have different priorities. When these couples have minor children together, disagreements can often rise to the level of an argument. Since most parents have shared parental … Continue reading

Step-Parent Adoption

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In a Step-Parent Adoption case, there can be potentially many players: the child, the mother, the legal father, the biological father, and the step-parent. While most people can easily identify the child, the mother, and the step-parent, the terms “legal … Continue reading

Abandonment in Adoptions

Abandonment in Adoptions

In Florida adoption proceedings, each parent giving up his or her rights to the minor child for adoption is required to consent to the adoption and the termination of those rights. A parent’s consent is required in private adoptions, stepparent … Continue reading

Open vs. Closed Adoption

Abandonment in Adoptions

If you are considering adoption, you will need to consider whether you will have an open or closed adoption. Each type of adoption comes with its own benefits and disadvantages. Each family involved in an adoption must determine whether an … Continue reading

Florida Alimony Reform

Florida Alimony Reform

For several years, the Florida legislature has attempted to reform family laws concerning alimony. Though the legislature has not yet been successful, currently bills are moving through the House and Senate that would accomplish this reform. House Bill 455 and … Continue reading