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Category Archives: Family Law

Brandon Alimony Attorney: What are the factors that the court will look at when determining whether to award alimony during my Tampa divorce?

Brandon Alimony Attorneys are nearly always asked about alimony and other financial issues during the pendency of the divorce case. In Florida, the court will evaluate Florida Statute Section 61.08, titled “Alimony” to determine whether to award alimony. Before analyzing the specific factors though, the court must first make a determination whether there’s been an […]

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Tampa Dependency Attorneys: What is dependency court?

Our Tampa Dependency Attorneys are well versed in issues involving dependency issues and cases. Dependency court is a hybrid court, which is somewhat related to family and criminal law. It’s unique in the sense that it is related to family issues in that it involves minor children and parents. But it is akin to criminal […]

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What does the phrase Attorney-Client Privilege Mean?

Many Tampa attorneys in their initial consultation with their clients will use the phrase “attorney-client” privilege. This phrase is referring to the confidentiality between the attorney and their client regarding the matters discussed and exchanged during their meetings. Obviously, this is a far more complex subject than the simple one-sentence definition I provided above, so […]

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Tampa Divorce Attorney: Restraining Orders Are Not Interchangeable

When two people dissolve what was once a loving relationship, emotions can run high. Just ask any Tampa divorce attorney and chances are, he or she will agree. Why? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s statistics, more than 16,000 people in the U.S. alone are killed or physically injured each year at the hands […]

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How does a domestic violence injunction affect my Tampa family law case?

Tampa family law attorneys are constantly asked about the interplay between domestic violence injunctions and family law matters because recently they seem to always be one and the same.  For example, it appears that in nearly every Tampa divorce our firm is handling, a domestic violence injunction is either considered or filed by either of […]

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Tampa Divorce Lawyer Discusses Tax Implications of Support Orders

Before long, many Floridians will be sharpening their pencils and pulling out the calculators in an attempt to figure out their yearly tax returns. With that said, our Tampa divorce lawyer wanted to spend a few moments talking about the tax implications posed by alimony and child support orders. Let’s start with alimony and move on […]

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Brandon Family Lawyer: What happens to retirement accounts during a Tampa divorce?

Brandon Family Lawyers are often asked about checking, savings and retirement accounts and how they are divided during a divorce.  Retirement accounts are often hot issues for folks getting divorced because generally they are most folks’ largest assets, aside from a marital home, if it has any equity in today’s shaky real estate market.  Fortunately, […]

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Alimony Orders in Florida: The Importance of Making One’s Case Early On

In recent years, the State of Florida’s alimony laws have come under intense scrutiny. Many people are calling for its reform while others fight against the proposed changes. Nonetheless, as it stands now, the rules governing alimony are spelled out in Civil Practice and Procedure Statute 61.08, Chapter 61. They state that either spouse may request […]

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Tampa Timesharing Attorneys: What is a parenting coordinator?

Our Tampa Timesharing Attorneys have extensive experience discussing parenting coordinators with our clients and how the appointment of the same can assist in their case.  Tampa Bay area judges are becoming more and more likely to appointing a parenting coordinator in cases where parents are constantly fighting and disputing seemingly minor and insignificant issues before […]

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Tampa Name Change Attorneys: Why do people legally change their name in the state of Florida?

As Tampa Name Change attorneys, the attorneys at Hackworth Law have assisted many folks in changing their name for a wide variety of reasons. While the legal requirements provide for strict compliance with the rules, the reasons for folks changing their names are essentially only limited by the fact that they can’t be doing so […]

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