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Category Archives: Family Law

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Protect Your Business Assets in Divorce: Here’s How

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

For most people, their biggest concern during divorce is their children. Business owners, however, have an additional concern to consider: their livelihood. If you own a business and are either in the midst of a divorce, are considering filing for a divorce, or have recently filed for divorce, there are precautions you need to… Read More »

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Five Financial Mistakes You Can Make During Divorce

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

According to findings published on HuffPost, the average American divorce costs between $15,000 and $20,000. For most people, that amount is a sizeable down payment on a home or a year’s worth of college tuition. For most people, the cost of divorce is unaffordable. If you are about to embark on a Florida divorce,… Read More »

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Throwing Out Your Divorce Settlement: It IS Possible

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Sometimes, divorce cases can go smoothly and without a hiccup, sometimes there are a few potential snags but the couples work past them, and sometimes divorces are so ugly it forces even their attorneys to wonder how the parties were married in the first place. In these latter instances, parties may feel compelled to… Read More »

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Is Child Support Necessary if the Parents Split Custody 50/50?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

There are a lot of misconceptions about Florida child support, but by far one of the biggest is that child support is only necessary if one parent has more custody than the other. This is not the case. While the ideal situation is one in which both parents are responsible for exactly 50 percent… Read More »

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How Domestic Violence Impacts Child Custody

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

If you or your child’s other parent were ever convicted of domestic violence, your child custody case will be handled a bit differently than a typical child custody case. In accordance with Florida law, a judge will consider what situation would be in the best interests of your child. In normal cases, what would… Read More »

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Addressing Key Issues in Assisted Reproductive Technology Agreements

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Technology and modern advancements in medicine are making it possible for individuals who were once unable to have children of their own to have, well, children of their own. Assisted Reproductive Technology, or ART, such as artificial insemination, surrogacy, and in vitro fertilization, give couples the opportunity to have a child that is genetically… Read More »

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Domestic Violence May Impact Your Divorce, and Here is How

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

No court takes domestic violence allegations or convictions lightly, but when it comes to family court, the judge is even more stringent. When there are charges or convictions of domestic violence in a marriage, ending that marriage becomes exponentially more complex than a typical divorce. Though Florida is a no fault divorce state, and… Read More »

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Custody

Five Surprising Reasons a Parent May Lose Custody in Florida

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Child custody is never set in stone, and if one parent does something that puts the child in danger, the Florida courts will revoke custody without a second’s thought. Of course, the courts will need to hear both sides of the story and see substantial evidence, but if the findings back the claims of… Read More »

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FatherDaughter

The Basics of a Florida Parenting Plan Modification

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Life is full of surprises, and it is difficult to anticipate what is going to happen tomorrow much less next week, next year, or within the next ten years. Because of this, parenting plans are hardly ever set in stone, and if a parent or parents want to modify an existing plan, they have… Read More »

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Emotional Abuse, Divorce, and Child Custody

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Despite popular belief, the signs of abuse do not always come in the form of bruises and broken bones; sometimes, abuse can result in emotional distress, fear, feelings of inadequacy, and dependency. The latter type of injuries is the result of emotional abuse, which is just as damaging as physical abuse, and just as… Read More »

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