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Dispelling Myths about Filing for Bankruptcy

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Filing for bankruptcy is a big step toward regaining control of one’s finances, but for many people contemplating this decision, negative myths can delay taking action. Life is full of unanticipated and uncontrollable events that can derail a person’s financial security – major illness, serious accidents and long-term unemployment – to name just a… Read More »

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Neutralizing Feuds Through a New Approach to Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

The structure of traditional divorce litigation unfailingly puts spouses in fight mode, and often forces them to challenge every demand or request made by the opposing side. As a result, many spouses will emerge from the legal process even more disconnected and set against each other than when they started the divorce. Not only… Read More »

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Can the Court Make me Pay for my Adult Child’s College Education?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

A couple’s divorce settlement can cover many topics. If the couple has children, a few of these can pertain to their continuing care and support, even after they become adults. Although Florida does not require parents to contribute to their children’s college expenses, financial support for college can be part of a couple’s divorce… Read More »

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Tools to Help Domestic Violence Victims Escape their Marriages

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

There are many reasons to leave a marriage. One of these is domestic violence.. Domestic violence takes many forms, but it always has the same goal: to control one’s partner. If you feel you are facing domestic violence in your marriage, make use of the resources available to you to in order to protect… Read More »

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How will I Know when Bankruptcy is the Right Choice for Me?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

It is not easy to accept that you are facing such a large amount of debt that bankruptcy is your only option. But if you have exhausted all other options and you cannot realistically repay the debt on your own, this is a truth you need to accept. Speaking with an accredited financial counselor… Read More »

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Creating an Effective Parenting Plan During your Collaborative Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

If you have chosen to end your marriage through the collaborative divorce process, you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your divorce. Rather than having the court make the decisions , the people making the decisions regarding the issues in your case are you and your spouse with the guidance and… Read More »

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When Divorce is On the Table, Consider Strategies to Save your Marriage

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Sometimes, couples in difficult marriages try to ignore their problems because they feel that acknowledging them means they are headed for divorce. However, refusing to acknowledge the difficulties in your marriage can lead to divorce because it allows these problems to escalate and weigh on your relationship with your spouse, sometimes to the point… Read More »

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Can my Child Choose His or Her Own Custody Arrangement?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

For divorcing parents, timesharing is typically one of the biggest issues to work out in their divorce. In Florida, the term “timesharing” refers to the court-ordered arrangement of when the child is with each parent and has essentially  replaced the term “visitation”. In cases which involve minor children, a Parenting Plan must be created,… Read More »

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What Not to Do When you File for Bankruptcy

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When you file for bankruptcy, there are certain things you need to do like complete a credit counseling session. You also need to make sure you are eligible for the bankruptcy chapter you file. There are also certain things you should do when you are working through the bankruptcy process, like create a household… Read More »

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Grandparents Rights in Florida

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

For most grandparents, spending time with a grandchild is fulfilling and fun. For most children, grandparents offer different perspectives, different interests, and a different type of guidance than their parents provide. When a couple with children divorces, the children’s relationships with their grandparents can be affected. In some cases, there is nothing a grandparent… Read More »

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