Friday, May 25, 2012

Thank You, Veterans!!

As we prepare to honor and remember our men and women of the military it is important to remember that they have special rights in Florida when it comes to Family law issues. If you are a member of the military who is actively deployed, under Florida Statute, you may assign your visitation with your children to another family member while you are deployed. Do not forget to plan ahead for your family and children when you are away serving our country. Thank you to all of our military personnel for your honorable, selfless and valiant service!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Marriage!

This week's article isn't about the usual Orlando family law problems we discuss like divorce, or child support, or any other unfortunate legal problem.  It's a series of tips on how to never have to deal with any of those issues.  This week's article reminds us all of what's truly important and what our priorities should be.   After all, there's more to family law than the bad things...if you need an Orlando lawyer to draft a will or help with step-parent adoption, by all means, let me know!   Enjoy this little breath of fresh air!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Florida does not recognize gay marriage. That being said, if you are in a cohabitation scenario of any kind you may be able to litigate the contractual relationship that may have arisen while living together.  Whether the agreement was written or oral, commonly this kind of action is referred to as palimony. If you are in a long term relationship in which you cohabitate with someone of the same or opposite sex, you may want to consider having an attorney drafting a cohabitation agreement for you to sign with your significant other.  Family law attorneys are familiar with these types of agreements and understand the best ways to protect the rights of everyone involved.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Orlando Family Law May Change with Amendment 6

Orlando family law may be changing--stay informed!  Amendment 6 is a proposed new law that, if passed, will change parents' rights to consent to medical procedures on children. It is important to know what your rights are as a parent and what the legislature is doing to change those rights. Amendment 6 is just one way in which changes in the legislature directly affect your life.  If you have questions on Amendment 6 or any other legal issues, contact an Orlando lawyer for assistance.
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