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  • Estate planning is not solely for the ultra-rich. Like Beyoncé, those parents expecting little bundles of joy are wise to get their affairs in order ahead of time.

    Beyonce’s Pregnant! Time to think about Estate Planning

    Posted by Claire Gray on February 03, 2017

    In news that sent the self-proclaimed beyhive into frenzy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z revealed they are expecting twins! With the birth of the twins rapidly approaching, it’s time for the family to re-evaluate their estate planning strategies. In one of life’s many juxtapositions, it may seem morbid to some to plan for...

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  • Take Control of Your Estate Planning Strategies

    Take Control of Your Estate Planning Strategies

    Posted by Emma Johnson on December 08, 2016

    Estate planning isn’t anyone’s idea of fun. Seen a morbid, most people scoff at the idea of estate planning and trusts is often dismissed as something reserved for the super-wealthy. However changes to federal Estate, Gift, and Generation Skipping Transfer (GST) Tax regulations could mean that now is the perfect time to...

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  • Brad Pitt loses it on son Maddox on plane

    Brad Pitt loses it on son Maddox on plane

    Posted by Claire Gray on November 04, 2016

    Divorces are often fraught with feelings of shame, and unresolved issues, which can cause violent eruptions as in the unfortunate case of the Jolie-Pitts. When children are involved, otherwise simple proceedings can become complex legal cases regarding child custody, parental rights, visitation and child support. If you find yourself in a violent...

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  • Brangelina Divorce

    Brangelina Divorce

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on October 05, 2016

    Hollywood’s golden couple is officially OVER. Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in early September thus commencing what is sure to be a lengthy and complex legal battle, due in part to their mixed brood of adopted and biological children ...

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  • Child Support in Florida - Know Your Rights

    Child Support in Florida - Know Your Rights

    Posted by Emma Johnson on September 22, 2016

    Florida Child Support laws are clear: If there are minors involved there is child support. However, what many parents get confused about is how much child support payments are and what exactly it includes. Child support pays for the roof over the child’s head, food, electricity and different essentials. Oftentimes, child support also includes healthcare costs...

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  • Florida alimony reform

    Florida alimony reform

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on August 29, 2016

    Alimony reforms are very important as they will determine how much alimony is received in a case about to be filed. Individuals in Florida alimony cases need to understand not only where alimony law is today but also where it will be after the reform takes place. Gov. Rick Scott aims to improve many children’s lives by signing a bill, which helps make...

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  • New parental custody law in Florida

    New parental custody law in Florida

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on August 25, 2016

    Divorce is an unfortunate episode in the lives of a high percentage of married couples. Some circumstances, differences, and whatnot can evolve into a nightmare where the only thing left to do is going separate ways. Sadly, in most situations children suffer the consequences of the breakup. Parents, particularly the father, don’t have ...

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  • Life after divorce-Preparing your kids for Dating

    Life after divorce-Preparing your kids for Dating

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on August 10, 2016

    Recovering from a divorce can be a slow process for some. After dealing with all the legal aspects of it and your ex-spouse’s unhelpful attitude, you also feel obligated to explain everything to your kids in simple terms and embrace life after divorce. You just have to learn from the past and avoid making the same mistakes. Adapting to your new circumstances may not be easy but you must try. Remember...

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  • Dealing with Parental Alienation Syndrome

    Dealing with Parental Alienation Syndrome

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on July 28, 2016

    As a divorce parent you must be already facing enough confusion. Parental alienation syndrome adds one more problem to the growing pile. Your ex-spouse will simply turn your child against you. But how is that possible? He or she will become an expert at making nasty remarks ...

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  • Judge Lisa Gorcyca Accused of Bullying Children in Open Court

    Judge Lisa Gorcyca Accused of Bullying Children in Open Court

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on July 15, 2016

    Michigan Judge Lisa Gorcyca was recently accused of berating young siblings ages 9, 10, and 15 in her court. Apparently the children whose parents were going through a not-so-pleasant divorce, refused to go to lunch with their father. Judge Lisa Gorcyca was irritated by it and accused their mother of....

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