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Drafting a Florida Will: Risks of Not Working With an Attorney

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

A Florida will is one estate planning tool that can help you effectively plan your estate. Therefore, creating a will is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make in life. Today, more than ever, you should not take estate planning lightly. With the COVID-19 Pandemic, the future is now more unpredictable. Therefore,… Read More »

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Benefits of Shared Custody (Time-Sharing) for Both Parents and Children

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

It is often in children’s best interests to allow them to be raised by both parents after a divorce. If you and your ex-partner are ordered to adopt and follow a time-sharing schedule after a divorce, you will have to keep seeing each other and help each other raise your child as expected. You… Read More »

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Do Prenuptial Agreements Make Divorce Proceedings Simpler?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Prenuptial agreements have become a popular trend among millennials. This could be because a significant number of millennials are entering marriage later, meaning that by the time they get married, they have more to protect in the event of a divorce. With a prenup, you may be in a better position to quickly determine… Read More »

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Why Is It Important To Create a Workable Parenting Plan?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In Florida, one of the things divorcing parents need to do is to create a parenting plan. As long as minor children are involved, parents need to develop effective approvable parenting plans. Even when parents readily agree on time-sharing matters, parenting plans are a must in Florida. When parents cannot create a parenting plan… Read More »

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My Ex Filed for Bankruptcy: Will I Stop Getting Alimony?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

During the divorce process, couples settle several issues through divorce court or an alternative to divorce court. For example, couples with children settle timesharing and child support matters, whereas all couples, including those with no children, settle matters concerning division of assets and alimony. All these matters are usually settled before a divorce can… Read More »

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What Is Temporary Relief in Florida Divorce Cases?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In many cases, divorcing couples disagree on various aspects that are crucial to the divorce process. Disagreements or lack of cooperation cause divorce cases to take years to settle. Disagreements on matters to do with child support, alimony, time-sharing schedules, visitation, and property division are the most common in divorce cases. Sometimes, one spouse… Read More »

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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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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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