Who Can be a Guardian in the State of Florida?

Guardianship is a legal process used to protect persons who are unable to care for their own well-being due to infancy, disability or incapacity. The need for guardianship is clear in the following circumstances: When a parent or parents(s) are unable to care for a child or children. When an adult is incapacitated, a guardian … Continue reading Who Can be a Guardian in the State of Florida?

Have Divorce Rates Increased During the Covid Pandemic?

This year has been the most tumultuous single year in decades for most of the population. Between layoffs, furloughs, work hour reductions and being stuck at home, it has been a troublesome time. The 'being stuck at home' part has had many people wondering if divorce rates have increased as a result. Does being stuck … Continue reading Have Divorce Rates Increased During the Covid Pandemic?

Petitioning to Modify Child Support

If you have experienced a drop in earnings and there is not an expected rebound then you may have a case for petitioning to modify your child support. The state's first concern is for the child or children. They want to make sure there is enough money coming to where the child doesn't suffer for … Continue reading Petitioning to Modify Child Support

Are Disability Benefits Different Depending on Which State You Live?

Brevard County Florida gets its share of people coming and going. We have a sizable "snow bird" population ie., people that live here during the winter months and live up north during the summer months. We also have people that rotate in and out of the area for many different reasons. In fact, a lot … Continue reading Are Disability Benefits Different Depending on Which State You Live?

Some Good Tips If You Decide You Are Moving Forward With Divorce

If you and/or your spouse have decided that getting a divorce is the best option, but have not made any moves in that direction, this article is for you. We have put together a list of helpful tips on how to move forward with the divorce process. Court - Remember, you don't need to actually … Continue reading Some Good Tips If You Decide You Are Moving Forward With Divorce

Grandparents as Legal Guardians of Grandchildren

It certainly isn't rare to find grandparents that are the legal guardians of their grandchildren. But there are many reasons why they end up being the guardians. It could be due to any one of a bunch of factors including death of parents, disability of parents, absence of parents or termination of parental rights. If … Continue reading Grandparents as Legal Guardians of Grandchildren

Can You Get a Divorce if Your Spouse Cannot be Found?

This sounds like something from a TV show but it does happen. Sometimes, people voluntarily run away and leave their spouse behind. It is a natural desire to want to move on with life if this has happened to you. You will eventually want to date new people and you do not want the marriage … Continue reading Can You Get a Divorce if Your Spouse Cannot be Found?

Figuring Child Support Payments in State of Florida

If you are a parent that is considering divorce, you have probably thought about what your child support payments will be. Its only natural to want to know. The State of Florida publishes a mandate with the amount. It is Florida Statue 61,30 and courts can order a 5% increase or 5% decrease in your … Continue reading Figuring Child Support Payments in State of Florida

Can We Change Our Mind After Filing for Divorce?

Sometimes the process of going through a divorce can be emotional. And sometimes couples feel immediate regret after filing for divorce. So, the question is, can you simply change your mind and cancel a divorce after you have filed it? It really depends on how far along the process you are. If the divorce has … Continue reading Can We Change Our Mind After Filing for Divorce?

What to Do if Your Disability Application is Denied

Applying for SSDI can be a very confusing process. All of the information requirements must be met, or your chances of getting denied increase. Some things the board will want to know is if the applicant: has recently been employed and has been paying FICA is still working is gainfully employed ($1220+) If you have … Continue reading What to Do if Your Disability Application is Denied