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Giving Up Parental Rights

Parental rights are put in place to ensure that a parent has the ability to be in their child’s life, no matter what. State laws make it hard for these rights to be terminated, but it is important to note that one parent can give up these rights when necessary by signing a voluntary surrender [..]

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What is Alimony?

Many people have heard about alimony, but do you know exactly what it is? Whether you are going through a divorce or are just interested in learning more about spousal support, it is vital that you learn about this form of financial assistance. To put it as clearly as possible, alimony is payments made by [..]

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Receiving an Annulment in the State of Florida

An annulment, which is a court action that ends a marriage, is different from a divorce. Unlike a divorce, an annulment treats your marriage as if it never occurred. The courts can grant you an annulment, but you have to reach specific criteria in the state of Florida before they will consider granting you one. [..]

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Reviewing Alimony Obligations

Is your ex-spouse in a committed relationship with someone else? If so, you may be able to alter or terminate your alimony payments. There are a variety of factors that the court may look at, such as: Married Behavior – If your former partner has moved in with a new person, uses the same name [..]

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Florida Parenting Plan Requirements

There are many issues you need to consider when starting divorce proceedings, including how to handle parenting. Custody matters require creative and open-minded approaches to ensure that each parent will get the time they want with their children. In these cases, putting together an outlined parenting plan is the way to go. When putting together [..]

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How a Counselor Can Help Your Children

A divorce can be hard on children. Depending on their age, your little ones may not understand why mom or dad is moving away. During this complicated time, it may be wise to have your child visit a counselor to help them with their emotions. When your child is with a counselor, they have a [..]

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Should I Hire an Attorney?

Dealing with stressful family situations is upsetting. You want to make sure everything is handled as quickly and efficiently as possible. The team at Watson Henderlite, Family Law Attorneys, is here to assist you with family law issues. Here are a few reasons why you should hire an attorney to help you: Financial Issues – [..]

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How Does Remarrying Affect Child Support?

Remarrying after your divorce can bring up many questions when it comes to child support. How does this new marriage affect your child support payments? Whether you are the person paying or receiving the child support, there are a few things that will affect the payments, and some that will not. What Won’t Affect Your [..]

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How to Talk to Your Children about Divorce

The decision to get a divorce is a heavy one, especially if you have children. Divorce has a significant impact on kids, so it’s important to take the time to talk to them about it, even if you are having a difficult time emotionally. The way you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse approach this challenging conversation [..]

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All About Alimony in Jacksonville, FL

Welcome back to the blog!  Today, I’m going to talk about about alimony, one of the three most frequently discussed topics in all of family law.  If you are curious about the other two, child support and timesharing, click the links to check out my earlier blog posts. Alimony in Florida is a complex topic [..]

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