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I Lost My Job. What If I Can not Provide Child Support?

If you recently lost your job and can’t provide child support, you are not alone. Many child support issues are usually the result of parents being unable to make payments because of specific circumstances that they cannot possibly control, which normally include job loss, an injury or health problem, or...

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How is Property Divided in Divorces?

Marital property is divided between spouses when they get a divorce. There are different ways to divide property in a divorce. Florida follows the equitable distribution method. Before you start panicking about losing your house, vehicles, and other possessions, keep reading to learn how equitable distribution works and how it...

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How Bankruptcy Lawyers in Florida Can Help You

Filing for bankruptcy is an excellent way to relieve yourself of overwhelming debt. However, the entire bankruptcy process, from assessing your property to accurately disclosing your assets, dealing with creditors, and filing the right paperwork can be immensely daunting. That is where Florida bankruptcy lawyers come in. If you have...

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What to Do If My Ex is Not Paying Child Support?

It can be incredibly stressful and frustrating when your ex is not paying child support. After all, you rely on those payments to help pay for the costs of rearing your child. If you have discussed the matter with your ex, and they are still refusing to pay child support...

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When to Seek Bankruptcy Help in South Florida

For many people, filing for bankruptcy is usually the most practical option to get their financial health back in shape. However, because bankruptcy cases involve complex legal issues, it can be daunting to navigate the entire process alone. While people can file for bankruptcy without legal representation, a report by...

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Why is Probate Important?

Talking about probate isn’t something that people want to do since it involves someone that recently passed. A loved one’s loss is among the hardest things you can go through. This time is understandably difficult, and the thought of dealing with all the legal processes needed during this challenging time...

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Can Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Score?

Bankruptcy can help you get a much better handle on your finances, get out from under crushing debt, and obtain a new financial lease on life, but it can also negatively affect your credit score. The benefits that bankruptcy can afford in a difficult financial situation, however, can far outweigh...

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What is the Cost of a Divorce in Florida?

If you are facing a divorce – or are considering divorce – you recognize that it can be a costly endeavor. The fact is that it’s more expensive to maintain two households than one, which means both you and your ex are likely to face a financial setback. There is...

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What Are Common Questions about Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a complicated but important legal matter that can afford you the opportunity to crawl out from under crushing debt and move forward toward a fresh financial start. Chapter 13 bankruptcy refers to a supervised payment plan in which you don’t have to liquidate your assets but instead secure...

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How is Child Support Determined?

If you are facing a divorce that involves children or are breaking up with someone with whom you share a child, child support is likely a concern. The same is true if you already have a child support order but need a modification. Florida, like other states, requires parents to...

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What Happens if One Parent Will Not Pay Support?

Florida courts determine if child support is necessary in cases involving children. If so, they will also determine which parent pays and in what amounts. Child support is a legal obligation. Parents who receive a court order to pay must do so, or they can face severe and long-lasting penalties....

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Can Child Support Be Waived if Both Parents Agree?

In Florida child support child support is a calculation primarily based on income and the amount of overnights that the parent has the child.  At times, parents wonder if they can mutually agree to waive child support obligations. While this might seem like a legal agreement between two adults that...

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Steps in the Divorce Process in Florida

As much as you want your divorce to be over with and to live a separate life from your soon-to-be ex-spouse, divorce is a process that doesn’t happen overnight. The State of Florida requires certain steps to be taken for a once-married couple to become officially divorced and recognized as...

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What Are Common Questions About Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

In general, bankruptcy is a legal tool allowing individual, married, or business debtors to get out from under certain debts. However, there are many myths about bankruptcy, and the topic brings up many questions. Here, our skilled bankruptcy attorney, Brian McMahon, answers some of the most common questions about Chapter...

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How to File for Child Custody Contempt in FL

Court-ordered child custody arrangements are legally enforceable orders that set out the specific terms and conditions of visitation and parenting time for parents and their kids. If your ex or co-parent doesn’t want to comply with the order, they can be held in contempt of court. Violating a Child Custody...

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Are Mothers Favored in Divorce Court?

During a divorce - and specifically when it comes to resolving child custody disputes - courts have, in the past, favored mothers when awarding child custody due to the antiquated tender years doctrine. This legal doctrine has been around since 1800 and states that child custody during their tender years...

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Filing for Bankruptcy in FL

While you may have other debt-relief options available to you to fix your financial health, filing for bankruptcy in FL is the most practical option for a lot of people who are having difficulties supporting themselves. In Florida, the most common options for bankruptcy are chapter 7 and chapter 13....

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How Old Does a Child Have to Be to Refuse Visitation in FL

There’s no lawfully defined age at which the wishes or preferences of a child regarding visitation would be honored. This sticky situation is very common and places the parent in an ethical and legal predicament. Under the law, it is the state’s public policy that all minor children have continuing...

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Does Child Support Increase If My Salary Increases?

Under Florida law, both parents are financially responsible for helping raise their kids, regardless of whether they are together or not. This is why family courts impose financial obligations on parents during paternity cases and divorce proceedings. When judges calculate how much child support the non-custodial parent must pay, they...

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Does a Stepparent Have Any Legal Rights in Florida?

Becoming a stepparent comes with new challenges and responsibilities, and when you assume your new role as a stepparent, losing your stepchildren is the farthest thing on your mind. But not all relationships last. During a divorce, it can be immensely challenging to maintain the relationship you’ve built with your...

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Can a Divorce Affect My Retirement Fund?

Protecting your retirement fund may not be a priority when considering or are in the middle of a divorce. Most likely, the emotional toll of the divorce on you and your family is probably at the top of your list. However, your financial health also matters, and this includes ensuring...

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Creditors Approach to the COVID Crisis FAQ

(COVID Crisis) – Policies are changing every day, please contact us to discuss solutions that may suit you Can I skip my rent payment during COVID crisis: This will be up to your landlord. Often times, the landlord has to continue to pay the mortgage. So, the landlord will still...

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How to Select a Bankruptcy Lawyer

It’s a helpless feeling. But each day, hundreds of people throughout West Palm Beach file for bankruptcy as a last resort to pay off their debts. Whether you’re planning to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the process can be complex. Unless you’re an expert in bankruptcy law, tackling...

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What Bankruptcy is Right for Me?

For most Americans, there are two applicable chapters in bankruptcy, chapter 7 and chapter 13. The determination of filing either a chapter 7 or chapter 13 is made first, by the consumer’s needs and second, by the amount of assets or amount of income. The “new” bankruptcy laws created a...

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