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Can unmarried couples adopt?

As an unmarried couple in Florida, you may have no interest in tying the knot any time soon. However, that might not change your desire to raise a family and have children. If adoption is an option that appeals to you, you may first be wondering if it is even available to unmarried parents.

What are some signs that income is being hidden from you?

When you and your partner split, you may realize that some things aren’t adding up financially. Florida divorcees like yourself have a right to equal monetary compensation, so we at Michelle A. Barry, P.A., believe that you should have an eye peeled if you feel like money is being hidden from you by your spouse.

How do you handle domestic violence accusations during a divorce?

As a Florida resident seeking a divorce, you can prepare yourself for a long and sometimes trying road. However, if domestic violence accusations are thrown into the mix, you will have even more complexities to deal with that can lengthen the process much further than anticipated and throw in additional complications.

What are some reasons you should consider adopting?

As someone settling down in Florida and preparing for the family life, you may have considered adoption before. There are plenty of things to consider when this choice is on the table, but what are some of the most common reasons that people just like you end up adopting?

Why is it important to look up property division laws?

Not all divorcing couples may know about the fact that property division laws can differ from state to state. This can have a big impact on the way that a couple can divide or share both their properties and their financial burdens alike, which is why knowing about property division laws is important.

Alimony is becoming an increasingly gender-less issue

Florida’s alimony laws have been a major source of controversy over the past few years. There has been a big push by reform advocates to do away with permanent alimony and to change the way awards and award durations are calculated.

Prenuptial agreements: more common and valuable than you may think

Prenuptial agreements have been around for a long time; and for most of that time, they have had a bad reputation. Many people used to think of a prenuptial agreement as something a millionaire might request when marrying a young "trophy wife." These documents have been used like this in the past, but they are now coming into more widespread use and acceptance. 

Kris Humphries auctions off ring he gave to Kim Kardashian

Property division can be the most complicated aspect of a divorce. After years of sharing your life with someone and trying to live by the mentality of "what's mine is yours," it can seem impossible to separate property and assets equitably, as Florida law dictates.

Interviewing your potential family law attorneys

When you are facing the challenges of a divorce, a child custody issue, a child support dispute, a paternity action or a domestic violence situation, it is important that you retain experienced legal counsel. However, not every family law attorney approaches these matters in the same way. You need to find an attorney who you feel comfortable with, whose approach fits your needs and who will work with you to achieve your specific goals.

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