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Custody issues for same-sex parents in Florida

At our law firm, we are only too aware of the difficult legal issues that can face same-sex parents. Despite the legalization of same-sex marriage throughout the country, challenging situations can still arise concerning parentage, custody and visitation in same-sex relationships

Supporting adult children during and after a gray divorce

The term “gray divorce” has caught on as a way to refer to the phenomenon of couples deciding to go their separate ways in their senior years. This is something we face in our Florida family law office on a regular basis due to the popularity of the Sunshine State as a top retirement destination. 

Part 2: What are potential drawbacks of collaborative divorce?

We ended our last post, which introduced collaborative divorce, with a question. Many supporters say that it is often less costly than other divorce methods, especially contested divorce trials. For a couple with few issues to negotiate, who may have discussed privately how they would like to handle things before the process began, or who still have a civil relationship, the process could go quickly and cost relatively little.

Part 1: What is collaborative divorce?

You may have heard of collaborative divorce in Florida, a new relatively new process for divorcing that was born in the recent decades as a hoped-for antidote to the negative, adversarial nature of divorce in a big courtroom fight. While for some the process has been a good alternative, as time goes on, possible downsides to using the process are emerging. 

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