15May, 2017

Reasons Why You May or May Not Receive Sole Parental Responsibility

May 15th, 2017|Child Custody|

Florida Divorce Attorneys Helping Divorcing Parents Establish Parental Responsibilities

parental responsibilityWhen one parent seeks sole parental responsibility from family courts, it is important to realize that these determinations are not taken lightly by the court. Rarely will the courts give sole parental responsibility to one parent unless the court determines it is in the child’s best interest.

Also, parental responsibility is not the same as a time-sharing schedule. Therefore, […]

8May, 2017

Fairness in Divorce: Is It Possible?

May 8th, 2017|Family Law|

Divorce Attorneys Helping Florida Couples Settle as Fairly as Possible

divorce signpostWhile it is true that life is not always fair, there is the possibility of a fair divorce settlement. However, determining if a divorce is “fair” comes down to what each side believes, and what the statute dictates. After all, what is fair according to the statute might not feel fair to the petitioner or respondent. […]

27Apr, 2017

Can You Negotiate Child Support Amounts?

April 27th, 2017|Child Support|

Child Support Negotiations Attorneys Serving the Jacksonville, Florida Area

Negotiate Child Support

In divorce, everything is negotiable – sometimes, even child support. However, not all items of child support are negotiable, and if you and your spouse disagree, the courts will use the standard calculation for support, which may or may not be what you wanted to receive or pay.

When Can You Negotiate Child Support Payment Amounts?

If the […]

20Apr, 2017

Top Five Reasons to Use a Collaborative Divorce in Florida

April 20th, 2017|Divorce|

Collaborative Divorce Attorneys Serving Couples in Florida

divorcing couple signing paperwork together

Collaborative divorce is an ideal solution for couples who have elected to legally separate. While it is not for everyone, more couples are recognizing the ease and value in collaborative processes versus traditional litigation. While collaborative divorces are non-traditional, they may soon become the standard choice for divorcing couples.

If you are not sure whether you should […]

13Apr, 2017

Beneficiaries and Bequests: What Does That Mean for Your Estate Plan?

April 13th, 2017|Estate Planning|

Florida Estate Plans and Beneficiaries Attorney

Estate planning Beneficiaries and BequestsDuring the estate planning process, you will have plenty of terms thrown your way. While preparing your estate documents, you will designate a beneficiary. A beneficiary is a person who receives your assets upon your death. The beneficiary, however, is not the bequest.

Instead, a bequest is a gift of your personal property and assets that you pass […]