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Communicating as Co-Parents after Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Once a person has children, the other parent is never entirely out of his/her life, divorce or not. While the children are still young and subject to the terms of a parenting plan, former spouses are even more intertwined and must find acceptable and effective ways to communicate about child-related issues. As more divorced… Read More »


Don’t Forget about the Family Pet in Your Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

With all the dramatic changes that divorce requires, it is easy to miss things until it turns into a bigger problem. Family pets are no longer seen as easily replaceable or expendable, and often play a vital role in the family dynamic. Spouses and children alike tend to be deeply attached to the pet,… Read More »

Separating the Divorce from Settling the Issues

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Once spouses are firm in the intention to end a marriage, there is often a large amount of anxiety about finishing the process as quickly as possible so the relationship is officially severed. However, the issues of divorce do not always lend itself to a quick resolution if there are disagreements over how to… Read More »


How Step-Families Can Impact Child Custody

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Blended families can grow as close as biologically-related siblings, and the connections between them can be just as strong. Separating children who have formed such close bonds when the parents decide to divorce is the worst possible outcome. However, the law does not look at step-siblings the same way it does biologically-related sisters and… Read More »


Child Support and Florida Department of Revenue

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Paying child support is a necessary and mandated aspect divorced parents must follow, and this requirement is a central part of any divorce case involving children. However, unmarried parents still hold the same obligation to support their child until adulthood, but the process for establishing this ongoing obligation is not necessarily the same. Unlike… Read More »


Divorcing When You Have a Special Needs Child

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Children are a blessing and joy to every parent, and every single one needs extra attention and support during the parents’ divorce. Working out the issues of parenting time and decision-making are challenging in the best of divorces, but these issues take on extra weight when a couple has a child with special needs…. Read More »


Guardianship Options for Adult Disabled Children

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Disability is often associated with elderly and those nearing the end of life, but for a variety of reasons, from an injury to a genetic issue, disability can strike a person of any age. Parents with disabled children face many challenges when seeking the care and support their child needs to navigate the world,… Read More »


Divorce from a Non-Citizen

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Immigration is a topic one constantly sees in the news, and Florida is known to attract a large number of new residents from Cuba, Central America, and Mexico. With the path to U.S. citizenship quite long and complicated, many will remain non-citizens for years, but this does not mean this population will not face… Read More »


Florida Asked to Reform Alimony

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Figuring out finances post-divorce is challenging for all couples, but spouses who face drastic reductions in income due to caring for children or lack of marketable skills have a much more serious situation to address. Many in this position will seek alimony from the other spouse, but this issue tends to provoke a large… Read More »


How Much Does Domestic Violence Impact Divorce?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Making the decision to leave a spouse is a life changing event, and having that conversation about the end of the marriage will be one of the hardest a person will ever experience, but when domestic violence is an element of a marriage, this conversation may not even be possible. There is no sure… Read More »

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