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Why You Need a Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney

If you have a family issue that needs to be handled by the courts, then you know that you need a tough and experienced lawyer by your side. Only about 6% of the lawyers in the state are board certified marital and family law attorneys. Learn why this essential extra certification may be relevant to winning your cause...

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Establishing Paternity in Florida

There are many ways that Florida residents can determine paternity. Often, establishing it is very simple while other cases are more complicated. It is vital that you establish paternity if your child is going to get the support that they need. If you are the father, then proving that you are the parent is the first step in getting custody or visitation rights...

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Use Collaborative Law in Nasty Divorce Cases

If you are afraid that your divorce case may end up in court for months to come, then collaborative law may be the right procedure for you and your spouse to follow. It destroys the idea of winning by creating a process where you can both work together to end your marriage without going through hours of court proceedings. Unlike mediation, both parties agree to play by the rules that they establish, and their lawyers help move the process along...

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Your Child Custody Rights Under the Hague Convention

The world is getting increasingly smaller. Those working for large corporations often find that they spend some time overseas representing their company, and they may fall in love and have a child. Others choose to study aboard, fall in love, get married and have a child. Then, one day they find themselves getting a divorce and the other parent has decided to flee to another country with their child...

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3 Types of Company Valuations

If you or your soon-to-be ex owns a company together or you have made a substantial contribution to the value of a company owned by one of you, then it is important to learn how companies are valued. In the beginning, it is not unusual for one spouse to value a company at $10 million while the other spouse may value it at only $5 million...

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4 Tax Traps to Avoid in High-Asset Divorces

If you have a lot of assets at the time that your marriage ends, then it is easy to get into losing many of them to taxes if you are not working with a great family lawyer who knows how to help you protect what your assets. Likewise, if you find yourself giving things to your ex that are taxable, you need to make sure that you are no longer paying taxes on those items. Here are some tax problems that you will want to avoid during a high-asset divorce...

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Relocation of Children Under Florida Law

In most child custody cases in Florida, time is split as evenly as possible between parents. When a parent wants to move, Florida Statue Section 61.13001 says that neither parent can move more than 50 miles unless both parents approve of the move. Alternatively, the parent can petition the court for permission to move if it will make the child’s life better. Understanding applicable cases where the court has made a ruling may help you understand how the court is likely to see your case...

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Dividing Assets in Florida During a Divorce

For most couples, it is better to work with an experienced divorce lawyer to determine how assets and debts should be split. Each person normally gets 50 percent of the assets and 50 percent of the debts. There are complicated factors that need to be considered including finding all the assets and debts in some cases where a partner has been left in the dark...

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The New Tax Code and Your Divorce

As April 15, 2019, rapidly approaches, there are many different parts of the new tax code that can have a major impact on your taxes and your expected return. While you probably do not have time to read 12,600 pages of tax code, there are some important parts that affect your taxes after a divorce...

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Florida’s Social Investigation and Parenting Plan Program

While most family law practices in Winter Park, like Frank Family Law, urge parents to come to an agreement about parenting during their divorce proceedings, that is not always possible. When parents fail to agree, then the court can order a social investigation to develop a parenting plan. That plan will determine what happens to the children after the divorce is finalized. While the process can be intimidating, a complete understanding of how it is designed to operate allows you to cooperate fully...

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Understanding Florida’s Family Court System

Florida operates 20 judicial courts that are tied together under the state court system. If you are a resident of Altamonte Springs, Florida, then your case will be heard by a judge from the 18th Circuit Judicial Court. This court was formed by the state legislature in 1967. It hears a variety of family court cases...

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What Is Mediation And How Does It Work?

Mediation is a procedure in which the parties discuss their disputes with the assistance of a trained impartial third person(s) who assists them in reaching a settlement. A mediator is a person with patience, persistence and common sense. Frank Family Law Practice in Winter Park can assist you're your mediation needs...

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What to Do When Served with a Paternity Case

You’ve just been served with a paternity case and you have no idea where to begin. There are several things you need to know, understand and do to get you through the process without stressing. First off, try to talk to a lawyer and show them the Complaint. A lawyer at Frank Family Practice in Altamonte Springs can answer any questions you may have pertaining to your paternity Case...

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Understanding the Divorce Process

No two divorces are exactly alike. Every breakup has its own unique legal, financial, and/or parenting issues, which require their own resolution strategies. Here’s a basic primer of how the divorce process works in the United States. Speak to a lawyer at Frank Family Law Practice in Altamonte Springs to answer any questions you may have...

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What Questions Should I Ask When I Meet With a Divorce Attorney in Winter Park?

Divorce is never friendly, and selecting a divorce lawyer could be stressful. Since there are lots of practicing lawyers, it is necessary to make sure you hire a skill and knowledgeable lawyer for your divorce. You should know that there are various lawyers with expertise in different areas. That an attorney was very competent in handling a friend’s divorce case doesn’t mean he/she would be the right one for you...

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Legal Separation vs. Divorce: Which is recommended?

People having difficulties in marriages could consider filing for a divorce. On the other hand, many times, people talk about legal separation, and you wonder which will be beneficial, both now and in the long run. There is no simple answer to direct you on the better choice between legal separation and divorce as legal separation is almost as complicated and stressful as a divorce. Some families, as a result of ethnic difference and religious belief, could benefit from a legal separation...

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Financial Benefits of a Divorce

Anyone thinking of filing for divorce might be aware of the financial implications. It is pretty easy for younger ones who get divorced to bounce back on track financially; even at that, divorce takes its toll on finances. For instance, one obvious implication of getting a divorce is no more splitting of bills and mortgages. Besides, when you finally divide up your investments, you will be left with less savings...

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How to help your child adapt to a new school after divorce

For a child whose parent just got divorced and has to change location or change schools, the transition can be difficult and scary. The feeling of being new in the class and not having friends yet can make your child feel unsettled for the first few days at their new school...

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