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Who pays for the children’s braces in a Florida divorce?

Today, many children and teens get braces or other orthodontic treatment to straighten or adjust overcrowded teeth, correct an overbite or underbite, enhance tooth or jaw placement, or improve smiles. According to KidsHealth, the average length of time a child wears braces is approximately two years at a price tag of about $5,000. 

Oi vey: Getting the get in a Florida divorce

A Jewish woman in Florida facing divorce may encounter a legal challenge if it is important to her to receive a “get” from her husband. A get is a religious document the husband must sign to release the wife from their marriage. Without a get, a rabbi will not normally remarry her if she wants a subsequent marriage performed within the Jewish faith. 

Interplay of Florida child support and Social Security benefits

Nowadays, people do not take Social Security for granted. The media is filled with stories about Congress considering whether to make cuts. Accordingly, people carry some stress around the impact of Social Security on child support awards, since every dollar can be precious to families and kids, especially when one family unit splits into two households in divorce or separation. 

The pitfalls of going 'pro se' as your own attorney

First the obvious points: Law school is three years of post-graduate education after the four-year college degree. Then there's the bar exam. And there's the matter of experience. This comes only by working "in the trenches," so to speak, representing real people facing real problems.

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