What are the practical effects of a no contact order in Florida?

If you and your spouse or intimate partner have had issues with each other, the police could have gotten involved. If the officers who showed up to your house felt that there were grounds to arrest you and charge you with domestic violence, you may find yourself subject to a no contact order when you […]

Unmarried fathers have to take steps to have rights in Florida

Just because you didn’t marry the mother of your child doesn’t mean you aren’t a loving father. It is more common than ever for people to have children without getting married first. Your lack of a wedding ring says nothing about your ability to be a good father. However, with the law working the way […]

Why is it important to fight for paternity and visitation rights?

Not all children whose fathers live with them turn out well. Not all children whose fathers do not turn out badly. However, there is plenty of evidence to show that most children will benefit from having their fathers take an active role in their lives. What can fathers do to encourage the well-being of their […]

Is appealing a family court judge’s ruling possible?

Your divorce decree is a legally binding document that spells out all of your parenting rights, support obligations, the division of marital property and more. Most of the time, couples are able to negotiate an agreement that they find workable and walk away mostly content with the rulings. What if that doesn’t happen? If you […]

How can you effectively co-parent with your ex?

One of the more common reasons former couples end up back up in the courtroom after settling on a parenting plan is differences in child-rearing approaches. You two can take different steps to try and get on the same page with one another before pursuing a modification in your case, though.  Establishing an effective co-parenting […]

Here’s how people hide assets from their spouses

Worried that your spouse is going to hide assets while the two of you go through the property division phase of your divorce? It’s a valid concern. The best thing you can do is to understand how people tend to do this. Understanding the process allows you to see red flags and identify when you […]

Can that pocket Breathalyzer help you avoid a DUI charge?

A charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is pretty serious no matter where you are — and Florida is no exception. If you’re convicted of driving while intoxicated, you will definitely face fines and a suspended driver’s license. You could also be forced to attend addiction counseling, made to use an ignition […]

How to respond to parental alienation

If you are a father, you will know just how much your child means to you, and while you may have regrets about who you were in the past, the only thing you have is the present. Therefore, it can be heartbreaking when you want to be a part of your child’s life but they […]

What should you do if you encounter a sobriety checkpoint?

Sobriety checkpoints – often called DUI checkpoints – are common this time of year, and any time when law enforcement agencies anticipate a fair share of drunk drivers on the roads. Typically, officers at the checkpoint motion drivers to pull over in to the checkpoint area randomly. If you’re wondering whether this is a violation […]

When alcoholism leads to divorce

People often assume that divorce is simply a decision that two people make to end their marriage. However, in some cases, this is far from the truth. For instance, let’s consider what happens when alcoholism leads to divorce. Is that a choice? It’s a disease First and foremost, it has to be understood that alcoholism is […]