Blog Posts - Family law
What is a Postnup Agreement?
A postnuptial agreement is a legally binding contract between two married spouses that outlines the rights and responsibilities of each party in the event of a divorce or death. While it is similar to a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement is established during the marriage and typically contains provisions regarding...read more
Why Is Florida Referred to as a Mother State?
Florida is known as a “Mother State” for reasons relating to how the state treats mothers compared to fathers, especially those in unwed parental situations. If you have questions about your parental rights or how to exercise them, contact a Brandon family lawyer as soon as possible. What Rights Do...read more
Florida Passes ‘Child Safety Alarm’ bill
In recent years, we have seen more and more headlines regarding the tragic deaths of children left in vehicles in hot temperatures throughout the State of Florida. Heatstroke has been the cause of death for too many children, including while in the care of childcare workers. Now, Floridians took action...read more
Does Florida Recognize Common Law Marriage?
Some couples might not have had a wedding, but they have been together for so long that it feels like they are married. In some situations, they might refer to each other as husband and wife and might live as a married couple. In some states, this might qualify as...read more
Rights of Unmarried Partners to Property Ownership During a Separation
Florida has many laws governing how married spouses should settle various issues in a divorce, including the division of property and assets. However, many couples decide not to get married for one reason or another, and what happens to their property division when they decide to separate? Unfortunately, Florida does...read more
Is Homeschooling the Better Option?
As schools begin for the 2020-21 term, there is a huge weight on parents to make the best decisions for their family’s health, well-being, finances, and sanity in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some parents are sending their children to in-person school, while others are opting for online teaching or...read more
Can the Court Control My Relocation as a Separated Parent?
Absent specific legal issues (such as probation or parole), adults in the United States should be able to live where they wish to. Adults move regularly, often relocating to a new state, or even across the country. While adults should have this freedom, it is not this simple for parents...read more
Is Permanent Alimony in FL Coming to an End?
Once again, the Florida legislature began considering an alimony reform bill that aims to significantly limit awards of permanent alimony. Legislators have repeatedly been proposing bills to amend the state’s laws regarding spousal support in a divorce, and this attempt has stalled in the Senate once again due to certain...read more
Parents Timesharing Children During Quarantine
Sharing physical custody – which is called timesharing under Florida law – can be challenging in many ways. Not only do you miss your child when they are not with you but juggling complicated and changing schedules can be practically difficult. This is true even if you can cooperate and...read more
How are Parenting Plans being Affected by the Quarantine in Florida?
When you are sharing custody of your child with their other parent (called timesharing in Florida), you should be following the schedule set out in your parenting plan. It can be hard enough to communicate and work together to make the schedule work under regular circumstances, and it can become...read more