Guardianship transfers the legal decision-making ability of an individual who is incapable of making sound decision to another individual (the guardian). The spirit of guardianship law is to protect the vulnerable. Guardians may be appointed for adults and minors. Guardianship as we know it originated in English common law. As you know, English law is … Continue reading More About Legal Guardianship
When it comes to divorce, the question posed in the title of the article is probably one of the most common. Who gets the house? And it is the top question for a good reason. A house is a valuable asset financially and it provides your actual living space. There are several factors that go … Continue reading Who Gets the House?
Most people don't think about the legal work that goes into setting up a guardianship for their own children should something ever happen to them. Maybe its because most people don't want to think about these things. But it happens. Single parents with an estranged spouse should definitely be more aware of these matters. A … Continue reading Guardianship of Your Child Should You Ever Become Incapacitated
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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
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?