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where to file for child custody

When a family moves from one state to another state or the parents reside in different states it can create confusion as to which state has jurisdiction regarding child custody matters. In 2002, Florida adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) to help resolve these types of issues.

terminate father's rights

Under Florida family law, when a child is born to a married couple the husband is presumed to be the child’s biological father and will be listed on the birth certificate. See Florida Statute §382.013. Being named as the father on the birth certificate gives the named father paternity rights automatically as an operation of law.

stop collection calls

If you are overwhelmed with debt bankruptcy may be able to provide immediate relief. Under bankruptcy law, as soon as a bankruptcy petition is filed an automatic stay will go into effect. The stay requires all collection activity against you to stop immediately.

wipe out debt

If a debt is discharged in bankruptcy the borrower (debtor) will be released from all liability on the debt. The discharge is a permanent court order releasing the borrower from the responsibility of having to pay the debt. Further, the discharge prohibits a creditor from taking any collection action against the borrower.

prenuptial agreement in Florida

A prenuptial agreement can allow you to modify certain provisions of Florida divorce law to better fit your specific circumstances. A well-executed agreement will allow you to set forth the terms of the divorce, rather than a judge dictating the distribution of your assets and the amount of spousal support awarded.

bankruptcy process in Florida

If you are having a difficult time meeting your financial obligations bankruptcy may provide some relief. Bankruptcy is intended to alleviate financial burden and give borrowers a fresh start. It is not necessary to hire an attorney to file bankruptcy on your behalf; however, it is recommended that you do seek the aid of a licensed Florida bankruptcy attorney before taking any action.

Florida prenuptial agreement law

A prenuptial agreement can allow you to modify certain provisions of Florida divorce law to better fit your specific circumstances. A well-executed agreement will allow you to set forth the terms of the divorce, rather than a judge dictating the distribution of your assets and the amount of spousal support awarded.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy payment plan

If you are experiencing financial hardship because the income you receive is not enough to pay your monthly bills Chapter 13 bankruptcy may provide some much needed relief. Chapter 13 is a form of bankruptcy in which a consumer consolidates their existing debts into one monthly bill that is paid to a bankruptcy trustee.

legal separation in Florida

No one enters into a marriage with the expectation that it will end. However, people and circumstances change over time and a once-thriving marriage may find itself in turmoil. When this occurs, often couples will decide to separate before filing for divorce.

Florida divorce with a home

Under Florida Statute §689.115, when a married couple jointly purchases a home or other personal property it is presumed that the property will be held as a tenancy by the entireties. In a tenancy by the entireties, the property is owned by the marital union, rather than by the individual spouses. Each party to the marriage will have a half interest in the marital union, which in turn owns the property. The parties to the marriage will jointly be entitled to any profits, rents, or liability from the property held as a tenancy by the entireties.