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The Point of Establishing Paternity

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

All parents have an obligation to financially support their children, regardless of the relationship status with the other parent. When parents are married or living together, this support comes as a natural part of caring for members of the same household. But when divorce or separation occurs, financial assistance that was once a given… 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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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 »

Grandparents

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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Why Should I Write a Postnuptial Agreement?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Do not be afraid of the idea of signing a postnuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement, like a prenuptial agreement, is a document that outlines how a couple’s assets are to be divided in the event of their divorce or one party’s death. It can also clarify how assets are to be used, acquired, and… Read More »

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How Can I Change my Parenting Timesharing Agreement?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When a couple with children divorces, a parenting timesharing agreement is typically part of the divorce settlement. This agreement is based on the child’s best interest and in nearly all cases, is created with the intention of maintaining a consistent relationship between the child and both of his or her parents following the divorce…. Read More »

Boy Who Played Catch With Willson Contreras Cherishes Memory

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Many would see the above article as a heartwarming story of a professional athlete taking time out for a young fan, just as people would like to see professional athletes treat the children who idolize them. As a Family Law attorney, I noticed something else even more touching to me. The Father texted the… Read More »

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Dividing your Small Business in your Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When you rely on a small business for income, whether it is your sole income source or it provides a large percentage of your income, your divorce can be more complicated than a divorce between two salaried individuals. Your business or share in a business is considered to be a marital asset if it… Read More »

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Military Divorces

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When one or both members of a couple are members of the United States military, there are special considerations the couple must make if they choose to divorce. These considerations include when and where to file for divorce and how to divide military benefits. If you are considering filing for divorce, speak with an… Read More »

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Who Gets to Claim your Child as a Dependent for Tax Purposes in your Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

With the tax filing deadline rapidly approaching, it is important to have all your documents in order far ahead of April 15. It is also important to determine details like whether you will file singly or as a married couple – if you divorced during the past year, you can choose either. If you… Read More »

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