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Parenting Courses in Florida Divorces: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Under Florida Statute 61.21, divorcing parents with minor children need to take a parenting course before receiving a final divorce ruling. Many divorcing Floridian parents are usually surprised to learn that failure to attend these classes negatively affects divorce-related judgments such as time-sharing decisions. After filing for divorce, a petitioner has 45 days to… Read More »

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Is It Possible to Disinherit Children and Spouses in Florida?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

People consider disinheriting their children or spouses from their will for many reasons. For example, if you and your spouse are having marital problems, yet you both decide to remain lawfully married to each other, you might find yourself considering disinheriting them. Also, if you and your spouse are pursuing divorce, you might consider… Read More »

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A Child’s Reasonable Preference: Can a Child Decide Which Parent To Live With?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Florida courts consider several factors, including a child’s reasonable preference, when making custody decisions. All the elements that courts consider are always aimed at protecting children’s best interests. Generally, the legal standard that Florida courts adhere to when making custody decisions is the “best interest of the child” standard. Due to the desire to… Read More »

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Grand Theft: Understand the Charges and Penalties

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In Florida, the law distinctively distinguishes between grand theft and petty theft. The distinction mainly puts into consideration the value of the stolen property. However, stealing some sensitive property such as emergency medical equipment or law enforcement equipment is grand theft even when the property’s monetary value is not high. This article discusses some… Read More »

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What Is Parental Alienation?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Parents dealing with child custody matters sometimes act in unimaginable ways. The thought that the court might decide the other parent should live with and spend more time with the child is difficult to bear. Child custody matters can sometimes cause parents to harbor negative feelings towards each other. Because of these negative feelings,… Read More »

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The Legal Consequences for Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

It is unlawful for a driver to leave the scene of an accident without executing their legally mandated duties. Nonetheless, according to the FLHSMV, close to 25% of all Florida accidents involve hit and run even though. Law enforcers generally assume several things when a driver flees from the scene of an accident. Many… Read More »

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Changing Your Child’s Name After a Divorce: What Happens if the Other Parent Refuses To Consent?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

After a divorce, it is not uncommon for some parents to change their children’s names. Some parents feel that changing their children’s names after a divorce can help the children handle the situation better. It is also not uncommon for other parents to change their children’s surnames to theirs in situations where they chose… Read More »

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Remarrying After a Florida Divorce: 3 Things You Should Know

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In the US, remarriage laws, just like divorce laws, vary by state. When thinking about remarrying after a divorce, it is advisable to consult your attorney. Since there are no universal laws governing marriage, your priority before making any crucial decision should be to familiarize yourself with your state’s law. A qualified family law/divorce… Read More »

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Default Judgement: What Is It in Divorce?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Under the Florida law, if a married couple faces issues that they cannot reconcile, they are free to file for divorce without any of them having to prove who is at fault. In addition, when one spouse forwards a petition for dissolution of marriage, the other party has a limited amount of time to… Read More »

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4 Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorce is not only emotionally draining but also financially draining due to what the process that comes with it. One of the draining matters you might have to handle during a divorce is the issue of child custody. You might also find yourself worrying about how assets will be divided between you and the… Read More »

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