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Grant J. Gisondo, P.A. – Family Law Attorney

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Protect Your Attorney-Client Privilege

According to the online Legal Information Institute, the definition for attorney-client privilege is as follows:” Attorney-client privilege refers to a legal privilege that works to keep confidential communications between his or her attorney secret. This privilege is asserted in the face of a legal demand for the communications, such as a discovery request or a demand that the lawyer testify under oath.” It is often necessary for a lawyer to ask very personal questions in order to create a case that is true and viable. For example, if a client has been evading certain taxes, a lawyer needs to know...

Why Your Lawyer Really Doesn’t Know How Much Your Case Will Cost

To determine how much a case would cost, a lawyer would need to be able to see into the future. Even when a lawyer charges a flat fee for a case, there will still be other costs to consider. Let’s take a look at some of the costs a case could encounter, ones a lawyer would have no way of knowing in advance of a case’s conclusion. To begin with, if you are paying by the hour or sometimes in increments of minutes, a lawyer will charge a specific amount per hour or the number of minutes. However, it cannot...

Timesharing In the New Year. How to Make Things More Peaceful

Peace on earth and a Happy New Year is wished to many from family and friends. However, for those who have minor children (children born or adopted to the couple from birth to age 18 and beyond if a child cannot support themselves for physical or mental reasons) and have gone through a divorce, there is often not such a peaceful outlook for the new year. Unfortunately, both for the parents and the children, there is often little peace when it comes to timesharing. Timesharing is how most courts now handle who and where the child will sleep each night....

Should We Tell the Kids We Are Getting Divorced?

The question, should we tell the kids we are getting a divorce? has an answer in the affirmative, but that answer will have a lot of considerations attached to it. Let’s look at the how, when, what, and even where you can tell your kids you are getting a divorce. The first consideration is the age of the children in question. Usually, the younger the child, the less information will be needed, although explaining what a divorce is may be necessary. School-age children will likely have friends whose parents are divorced, so they will be familiar with such issues as timesharing...

Is a Yearly Bonus Considered in Child Support or Alimony

A bonus is an amount of money paid to an employee over and above their regular paycheck. In most instances, a bonus occurs once a year, often at the end of the year though there are times when a bonus is paid more often. Sometimes the bonus is paid simply because the employee has completed a given amount of time with their organization, and a bonus is given to all workers, the amount depending on how long they have been employed. Other times a bonus is given as an incentive for work done or a goal reached. This second type...

Holiday Timesharing Trumps Regular Timesharing Schedule

If you have gone through a divorce or separation involving minor children, you and the court will have established a parenting plan and a timesharing arrangement. The information included will be a part of your divorce decree ordered by a judge, and it must be followed, even during the holiday season. As the holiday season fast approaches, it is wise to read over your parenting plan and parental timesharing order details. Neither party can change any part of these agreements outside of returning to court for an official ruling by a judge to make a change. And then there must...

Tips For Dealing with the Stress of a Divorce

It is highly unlikely anyone would find going through a divorce to be relatively stress-free. In fact, going through a divorce is usually extremely stressful, often resulting in sleepless nights, weight loss, emotional outbursts, feeling of abandonment, and a sense of loss, particularly loss of self-esteem. While there is no magic pill or potion one can take to eliminate stress, there are a number of ways to combat the stress and often take stress down to a reasonable level. Here are ten suggestions that may help you: Try to work your marital issues out in mediation and create a marital...

How Long Does a Divorce Take Is A Question?

How long does a divorce take is a question that essentially has no specific answer other than it takes as long as it takes to complete the entire legal process of dissolution of marriage (divorce)? There a many factors that will influence the actual time it takes to get a divorce. As each state has its own set of rules and guidelines surrounding divorce, this blog will focus on the state of Florida. Here are the major time-sensitive factors which will influence the length of time until a judge signs the final order granting a divorce. Will the divorce be...

Parental Timesharing, Parenting Plans, and School Boundary Issues

In Florida, when there are minor children and Family Court must be involved in their wellbeing, there are firm guidelines regarding how the child’s care and nurturing should occur. These guidelines apply to all couples who have created or adopted a child together, whether they were ever married or even lived together. In Florida, all parents are legally responsible for their children from birth to age l8 and longer if the child cannot, for mental or physical reasons, support themselves. “In the best interest of the child” is the motto of Florida Family Court, and parents do not have to...

Be Careful What You Text the Other Party

Texting, that is, sending messages to another person’s phone, has become a way of communication for many people. It is much like writing a letter, except the information is immediately sent and received. In most circumstances,a person simply enjoys the message and responds if appropriate. However, there are times when a person must be very careful about what they send as a text message. And one of these times is when a party is going through a dissolution of marriage (divorce).Each state has its rules regarding text messagesthat can or cannot be used as evidence during a divorce case. This...

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