DNA Testing While Being Pregnant

Can a paternity test be performed while you are pregnant? If you are unmarried, but expecting a child and want to establish your legal rights, a Petition to Establish Paternity must be filed.  If you are unsure whether you are the Father of the child, you can request...

Are Divorce Records Public in Florida?

Divorce and Confidentiality In Florida, all divorce cases are public records. Florida has a broad public records law. In fact, the majority of domestic relation cases are public records including paternity cases and child support cases. The major exception to the...

Father’s Rights before Birth

The legality of caring for and raising children separately from a partner can come with a number of issues, and there are a lot of facts that Florida fathers need to know. A pressing question on the mind of many fathers-to-be is regarding their rights regarding their...

Petition To Determine Paternity

Did you know the number of paternity tests taken in the United States has jumped 64 percent every year for the last decade? Fighting for your paternity rights is something that can cause a headache, but I think we can all agree that a headache is worth having your...

Paternity Rights for Men

Many times fathers don’t know what their paternal rights are. Here are some general questions to ask yourself: Am I Able To Have Time Off Of Work When My Child Is Born? New fathers are able to take off work when the child is born or when an adoption is taking...

How is Custody Handled?

Florida courts do not use the term “child custody”. Instead, the courts will award a “joint parental responsibility”. The joint parental responsibility is a time sharing arrangement that allows both parents time with their child. Is Joint Parental Responsibility The...

How does Homestead Law Factor into my Divorce?

Distribution of Assets after Divorce Upon divorce or separation in Florida, the courts will typically order for the equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities. Courts can allocate the marital assets 50/50 unless there are factors that make the equitable...

What is Equitable Distribution?

Equitable distribution is a legal term that refers to the division of a couple’s assets and liabilities during a divorce. Equitable vs. Equal One of the more contentious issues facing a divorce court is the meaning of the word “equitable.” In...

The Reality Of Alimony In Florida

Alimony is when one spouse is awarded to pay financial compensation to the other spouse. The purpose is to give the alimony recipient time to be able to take care of their personal expenses without financial assistance. Many Florida residents may think alimony is...