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Category Archives: Family Law

2 Things to Remember When Going Through a Divorce With Children

Getting married and becoming a parent are joyous times in your life. If you need to file for divorce because your marriage is no longer working, you can still be the best parent you can to your children. Going through a divorce when you have children can make the process a little more stressful for […]

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What is Included in Child Support?

Once you file for divorce from your spouse, you are probably wondering what exactly child support payments can cover. The answer to that varies depending on the child because each child has different needs. However, we have listed some of the basic things that child support can contribute too. Education Whether your child is in […]

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Hire a Domestic Violence Attorney in Tampa

The Challenges Regarding Domestic Violence “Domestic violence” is broadly defined as violent or aggressive behavior in a home. Often, it involves abusive acts performed by an individual on a spouse or partner. Law enforcement, support groups, and domestic violence attorneys in Tampa, FL, have taken notice of its impact in the community. In turn, victims […]

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What happens at a Tampa Divorce Pretrial Conference?

Very few questions or phrases strike fear in people like “trial”, while a pretrial is not necessarily a trial, it nonetheless includes the word and sounds enough like a trial to arouse anxiety.   This article will provide some insight as to what you can expect at your Tampa Divorce Pretrial Conference. First and foremost, […]

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Is there a formula for Alimony?

Many individuals facing the prospect of paying alimony during their Tampa Divorce case have one primary question – how much am I going to have to pay in alimony?  Unlike child support, which has a neat, crisp formula, alimony is different.  As we discuss elsewhere on our Tampa Divorce Attorney blog, Florida Courts apply a […]

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What is a motion for contempt?

A Motion for Contempt is used in Tampa family law cases to seek enforcement and sanctions, when a party violates a court order.   The most common motions for contempt relate to violations of timesharing agreements and/or failing to pay child support.  Of course though, a motion for contempt can be used to ensure compliance with […]

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What is a no contact order?

A no contact order is a court order entered by a presiding judge limiting a criminal defendant or other party from having contact with another.  This occurs most often when a criminal defendant is accused of a domestic violence charge, including misdemeanor domestic violence, felony domestic violence, domestic battery by strangulation, etc.  These orders are […]

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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 relates 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 as […]

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Is there anything unique about a same sex divorce?

Absolutely not, the issues are the exact same as any other divorce for a Tampa Divorce Attorney.   The issues are the same for a heterosexual divorce – equitable distribution, alimony, child support, time sharing, attorney’s fees, etc.  Recent headlines were made prior to the legalization of same sex marriage of a couple in Tampa who […]

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