A common law marriage is a type of marriage that is recognized in some jurisdictions, but not in others. A common law marriage is established (in the states that recognize them) if the couple expresses a desire to be married and cohabiting and do so for...

Separation and divorce can completely uproot a child’s life; changing their schedule, home and sometimes even their relationship with their parents. While a child custody agreement seeks to identify the best arrangement for the child, sometimes life happens and parents are forced to relocate and...

All legal procedures are delicate, but when issues of child abduction (kidnapping) are involved, custody issues can become a bit more complicated. Thankfully, many detailed and time conscious laws have been put into place to help navigate custody battles in a way that puts the child’s safety first....

Sharing your child with the other parent can be difficult and frustrating. Two parents will often disagree on one or more aspects of parenting or custody itself. While an attorney can help negotiate child support, custody, and visitation, and a judge can order them. When...

If you divorce your spouse in the state of Florida, you may be ordered to pay alimony. Alimony payments can vary based on a variety of factors, including your current income and that of your spouse. Grounds For Appealing an Alimony Ruling If you plan to appeal...

A time-sharing schedule is a common element to a joint custody agreement. Unfortunately, many parents find themselves in a situation where the other co-parent doesn’t honor the set schedule. This can be extremely frustrating to the co-parent who wants to accept the plan and see...

From time to time we will receive calls regarding a Domestic Violence matter in which it is the Defendant's first offense and the witness either recants prior testimony or simply refuses to testify and/or cooperate with the prosecution. The best case scenario in a case...

When a couple separates or divorces yet share children, it is common for one parent to be granted the majority of the time-sharing (physical custody) responsibilities  of the children and the other ordered to support them financially. Child support was created to help children and...

Mistakes happen in life, and, unfortunately, some of those mistakes lead to criminal charges or records. In some cases, however, it is possible to have a record expunged so that your criminal history is no longer public record. When this occurs in the legal...