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    What is a Lawyer Retainer Fee and How does it Work

    Lawyer Retainer Fee Lawyers charge a fee for their services, as most people do for professional services. Their fees may seem high, but when you consider the years of education and the number of exams it takes along with ongoing educational requirements by the Bar, most lawyers charge an amount reflecting their accomplishments. It is always a good idea to find out about a lawyer's fee arrangements before you decide to hire them or sign a client contract, as there are different ways a lawyer typically handles their fee requirements. In most instances, at least a certain percentage of the projected...

    How forensic accountants save you money in divorce

    Before exploring how a forensic accountant can save you money in a divorce, it is necessary to understand what a forensic account’s job title entails and why someone qualified as a forensic accountant can testify in court on your behalf even though they have not been an eye witness to your case. A forensic account is a person who is educated, trained, and licensed to investigate the financial and business affairs of an individual both on a personal level and when a business is involved with a divorce case. Accounting, auditing, and financial document analysis are important parts of the...

    Domestic Partnership vs Marriage in Florida

    What you need to know about same sex marriages and domestic partnership in Florida When explaining the difference between domestic partnership and marriage, it is necessary to look at the definition of each type of relationship. According to Wikipedia, the online dictionary: “A domestic partnership is an interpersonal relationship between two individuals who live together and share in common domestic life but are not married (to each other or anyone else).” Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock is a culturally and often legally recognized union between people called spouses. It establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their...

    The Presumption of 50/50 timesharing

    Is it going to actually pass as a law? The presumption of 50/50 timesharing is a hot topic concern in the halls of justice in Florida. For several years the family law community has been debating whether to take the 50/50 timesharing issue from letting a judge determine its usage for the care and nurturing of minor children to making this presumption a law. Several attempts have been made to have appropriate bills passed and signed, but to date, this has not happened. However, at present, there is a strong bill that is making its way through the Florida law-making process,...

    Talking Parents vs. Our Family Wizard

    All About The “Talking Parents” Communication Website And How It Compares To Florida’s Our Family Wizard Site Raising children with care and nurturing has never been an easy task, no matter how many years you go back in history. The responsibility of seeing to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual development of a human child from birth to age l8 and sometimes further can, at times, seem overwhelming. And, when a family is broken for reasons of divorce (dissolution of marriage) or separation, in the case of parenting outside of marriage, any minor child born or adopted by the couple will...

    Why Prenuptial Agreements Are a Great Idea

    Get Professional Legal Help When Writing a Prenuptial Agreement Prenuptial agreements in Florida are becoming more and more popular as there are more second and beyond marriages where parties have been “burned” by a previous divorce. Everyone wants to think that their marriage will last until death do they part, but in the United States, the divorce rate hovers near 50% and higher for second and beyond marriages. There is also a surge in grey marriages among couples over 50 years, many who have stayed together until their children are raised. So, in many instances, a prenuptial agreement is a great...

    How does Alimony Work? Do I still Pay Alimony With 50/50 Timesharing?

    How does alimony work with timesharing The quick answer to do I pay alimony with 50/50 timesharing is yes if alimony is ordered. Occasionally, however, the requirements for alimony are not met, and alimony will not be awarded at the same time a 50/50 timesharing will be awarded. In legal fact, the awarding of timesharing and the awarding of alimony are two very different facets of Family Law. Each has its own set of laws., rules, requirements, and guidelines. Also, it is important to understand that each state will have its own, sometimes very different, Statutes regarding the arranging of parental...

    DONT WAIT – If You’re Headed for a Divorce, Don’t Wait to Retain an Attorney

    If you are headed for a divorce, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney before deciding on the finality of your decision. Even if you think you can “go it alone” in the divorce process, it is wise to at least seek professional legal advice to help you think through the process to make sure you understand how the process works. There are so many twists and turns in seeking a divorce with the outcome in your best interest that it is highly unlikely you will know the right twists and turns to take. While legal advice...

    There is No Favoritism in The Law

    For many years it seemed that family courts were biased in favor of one party or the other in a divorce, especially when minor children were involved. As time has gone on, however, family courts have changed in the way they administer justice until there is now no favoritism in a judge's decision regarding divorce issues such as alimony, child support, and who will care for and nurture the minor children. (A child is considered a minor from infancy to age l8 and beyond if the child is unable to support themselves due to severe mental or physical disability.). Here...

    Summer Timesharing in a Parenting Plan

    How to manage when your school-age children are not in school Trying to figure out how to manage timesharing with your school-age children when they are not in school, especially during the several weeks of summer vacation, is a challenge. Typically, when parents of minor children (children from birth to l8 years and beyond if a child is unable to support themself for physical or mental reasons) are going through a divorce or separation, there will be what is called a parenting plan created. This plan can be formed at mediation by the parents themselves, or if the case goes before...

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