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Child Custody and Relocation Laws in Florida

| Adam Cowhey | ,
Within many divorce proceedings involving minor children, the parents—and other parties entitled to parenting time (or visitation) with the children — will have agreed amongst themselves to a parenting plan as to which parent will have primary physical custody, and who will have visitation rights. With a routine firmly in place, the children typically acclimate […]

Classification of Felony Crimes and Their Potential Penalties in Florida

| Zachary Ward | ,
A felony is distinguished from a misdemeanor by the potential of how much time you may be incarcerated. If your criminal violation is punishable by up to one year in jail, then it is a misdemeanor. Felonies are any crime for which you can be sentenced to more than one year in jail or state […]

Penalties for Not Paying Child Support or Alimony in Florida

| Adam Cowhey | ,
Every parent has an obligation to financially support their children. Short of your agreement to pay the amount determined by the Florida guidelines, a court may order one parent to make monthly payments to the other parent. Regarding alimony, or spousal support, one party who is the higher wage earner may, under certain circumstances, be […]

Classification of Misdemeanor Crimes and Their Potential Penalties in Florida

Misdemeanor offenses are less serious than felonies and usually include non-violent offenses and various traffic offenses. They are distinguished from felonies in that the maximum time you can be incarcerated is one year in county jail. Florida has two classifications of misdemeanors, first and second degree. Although not felonies, misdemeanors are still criminal violations and […]

What Documents Do You Need for Your Florida Divorce?

A divorce can be complicated since it is not unlike a business dissolution. Assets need to be accounted for and valued, and classified as premarital or marital. Debts are assessed, and other matters must be addressed before property and funds are distributed. If child support or alimony is agreed upon or ordered, the amount needs […]

What Information Do You Need for an Initial Consultation with Your Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you are accused of a committing a crime, you should seriously consider retaining a criminal defense attorney, especially if jail or prison time is a possibility. Also, recognize that a criminal conviction goes on your public record and can cause considerable obstacles in finding suitable employment, advancing in your career, finding housing, obtaining credit […]

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