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Blog Posts in 2017

  • How Relocating Can Affect A Custody or Visitation Order in Florida

    Divorce is difficult enough as it is, especially when there are children involved. Once a parenting plan or custody agreement has definitively been finalized, sometimes there are cases where either parent may need to move, whether for work, a relationship, or simply by choice. Whether you find yourself in the position of the parent who wants to move to another location or the parent who does not ...
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  • How to Get a Restraining Order in Florida

    If you are in the midst of a divorce , you may be going through an incredibly difficult and complicated time with your ex-spouse. Through most divorces can be stressful, some divorces can turn volatile when one party turns violent, angry, or obsessive. These instances are far more common than you think, but they are also illegal. At Mitchell & West LLC, our Miami divorce attorneys have seen it ...
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  • Differences Between Military & Civilian Divorce

    If you’re one of the more than 1.1 million active duty members of the United States military or their spouse, your divorce will be significantly different than a normal civilian divorce. Additionally, all service members have certain rights that must be respected throughout the divorce process, as well as other obligations that are different from civilians which can further complicate your case. ...
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  • Fathers' Rights in a Divorce

    As Miami divorce lawyers, we are frequently approached by male clients who are concerned about their ability to stay involved in the lives of their children after their divorce is completed. After all, children are precious loved ones and fathers often wish to stay involved and have a constructive relationship with their children as any caring parent would. However, fathers are often concerned ...
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  • Steps to Take Before You File for Divorce

    If you have decided to file for divorce in Florida, here is an overview of what must be done. If you have any specific questions regarding your case, it is imperative to contact an experienced family lawyer for legal advice. Prepare Forms The first step is to file the right forms for your divorce – also known as “dissolution of marriage” in Florida – in the correct circuit. You must file for ...
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  • Benefits of Divorce Mediation

    Divorce can be frustrating and emotionally draining for all parties involved. Many cases which are hotly contested end up undergoing court litigation, which can be both lengthy and expensive. Fortunately, there is another way to resolve the differences you have with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. If both parties are able to determine a divorce agreement on amicable and respectful terms, mediation can ...
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  • Prenuptial Agreements: Do I Need One?

    Prenuptial agreements are one of the most controversial matters when couples are pursuing marriage, but they can in fact have positive effects in the case that divorce does occur. Though not the most romantic of documents, they can help couples determine their own financial destiny. Florida States refers to these documents as premarital agreements and they are contracts between a marrying couple ...
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  • Have You Told the Children Yet?

    Although divorce in general is never easy, divorcing parents have an especially difficult task. When a couple begins the divorce process, they will face a lot of issues including having to tell their children that they are separating. If you and your spouse have been faced with the question of, “Have you told the children yet?” our firm is here to offer guidance on this difficult action. The ...
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