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The divorce hearing can be an incredibly nerve-wracking experience for many. The outcome impacts nearly all facets of one’s life, and as such the time working up to the hearing is stressful. Being prepared for what will happen during the hearing and knowing what questions...

There are countless reasons why a parent may feel like it is necessary to make a modification to his/her child’s current custody plan. However, it is important to take any and all modifications into careful consideration – understanding that the child’s best interest needs to...

Under what circumstances can I have a court order sealed? To understand this question, we have to know what “sealed” means and what “expunged” means. If the court case is expunged, it is literally removed from the court records. There is no trace of it...

Everyone’s heard of those tabloid talk shows, like Maury and Jerry Springer, which deal with issues surrounding paternity: DNA tests, disputed parentage, and child custody. However, few people know very much about how an actual paternity case works and what its purpose is. Those that...

In the State of Florida, changing your name is a viable option for adults and minors alike. There are many reasons you might want to change your name; maybe you have embraced a different part of your identity, would like to honor someone’s memory, or...

For teenagers all over the country, wanderlust starts to settle in sometime around high school, and the pursuit of traveling can be an exciting and fairly healthy hobby for even early teens.  But for those young travelers with an international travel itch, things can become...

Financial questions are some of the first to pop up when considering a separation or divorce. Usually, finances are shared during a marriage. Many couples share joint bank accounts, credit cards and investment accounts. When a separation occurs, couples often scramble to figure out how...

When you get married or divorced, you may start going by a different name. This implies a lot more work than some people might anticipate – credit cards, bills, and even your driver’s license. One of the documents people commonly forget is their passport. How...

There’s no doubting it: going through a divorce has the potential to be a challenging process for all parties involved. The most obvious difficulty is the potential stress that comes with separating from your spouse, and all of the ways in which this affects your...