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Who Will Pay Student Loan Debt in a Florida Divorce?

By Sean Seansmallwood |

In the state of Florida when two people are going through a divorce the general rule is that any debt that was accumulated during the marriage is going to be equally divided. This is referred to as equitable distribution and it applies to assets as well as debt. One issue that comes up very… Read More »

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Legal Requirements to Get Fathers’ Rights in Florida

By Jay Butchko |

Each parent believes that they are the best parent for their child and that they should have primary custody of their child after a divorce. Many fathers are not aware of the requirements to get the fathers’ rights in Florida courts. In Florida, family courts are legally required to make a decision based on… Read More »

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Baby Prenups in Florida: What is it and Do You Need One?

By Jay Butchko |

An increasing number of parents-to-be in Florida are signing the so-called “baby prenups,” but many expectant parents are unfamiliar with the phenomenon of signing parenting contracts. Many expectant parents praise the idea of signing “baby prenups,” while others consider it a bad idea. After all, these parenting contracts remind couples that their marriage may… Read More »

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How Do Hurricanes Impact Florida Parenting Plans and Custody Agreements?

By Jay Butchko |

As Hurricane Dorian is inching closer to South Florida, and millions of Floridians are stocking up on supplies to be prepared for the landfall, divorced parents are facing a conundrum. “How do hurricanes and other acts of God impact my custody agreement and parenting plan?” is a question on almost every divorced parent’s mind… Read More »

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Myths and Facts About Foster Care in Florida Family Law

By Sean Seansmallwood |

Do children in foster care live in luxurious mansions where they ride ponies in the backyard of their foster parents’ house or lounge atop an inflatable alligator raft in the swimming pool?  Do they live in group homes where the person with whom they share a room is close in age and their relationship… Read More »

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