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Thursday,
August 19, 2021.
posted in Divorce

Florida Ranks Third Highest In Divorce Rate

According to a recent study of states living with the most stress, in 2020 Florida ranked third in the highest divorce rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The divorce rate has dropped in 2021, bringing Florida up a notch to the fourth-highest rate in the U.S. There is good news, Fort...

Wednesday,
July 21, 2021.
posted in Child Custody

Tips for Ensuring a Successful Child Custody Case

Child custody cases following a divorce can be difficult for everyone involved. Mother, father, grandparents, and child alike, there is no guarantee that every member of the family is going to get everything they want. Luckily, there are some tips that The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. suggests you take into consideration to ensure...

Tuesday,
June 22, 2021.
posted in Family Law

Establishing Paternity In Florida – What You Need To Know?

Establishing paternity is the process of identifying the man who is the father of a child for legal purposes. This person will often be the biological father of a child, but that isn’t always the case. The law makes certain assumptions based on the status of a child’s mother at the time the child is...

Monday,
May 17, 2021.
posted in Child Custody

Child Custody and Alimony Revision Florida Law

Efforts to revamp alimony laws in the state of Florida have been ongoing with supporters and detractors from both sides of the aisle. A Proposal HB 1559, supported and sponsored by Miami Representative Anthony Rodriguez R., was passed In the House Judiciary Committee with a 12-6 vote. While some people have argued that the bill...

Wednesday,
April 14, 2021.
posted in Family Law

Floridian Grandparents Have Rights Too

Grandparents can be a constant, stabilizing force when children are going through life’s hardships. Children look to their grandparents following a divorce, death, or other life-changing events in a family. Often, one or more sets of grandparents become estranged from the grandkids and left without access to visitation. In such situations, grandparents are left wondering...

Monday,
March 15, 2021.
posted in Divorce

Getting a ‘Gray’ Divorce In Florida – What You Should Know?

A gray divorce is a regular divorce but it happens when you’re over 50 and you’ve been married a long time. While the process may be basically the same, the important aspects are somewhat different due to the age of the couple and the longevity of the marriage. At this point, any children are mostly...

Wednesday,
February 17, 2021.
posted in Divorce

Will a Divorce Hurt My Credit?

Choosing to dive into marriage is brave and commendable. For better or worse is something couples should take seriously. Yet, couples should also know the difference between fighting harder and learning when to let go. Our Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney at The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., understand divorce is never an easy...

Thursday,
January 14, 2021.
posted in Divorce

Everything You Need to Know About Alimony and Reform Efforts

As we enter a new year, the Florida bill to end permanent alimony is back on the table. The hot button topic has incited immense controversy in recent years. Last year, the alimony reform bill failed to make it through the legislative process. In 2020, two separate bills were introduced to reform alimony, and it...

Friday,
December 18, 2020.
posted in Divorce

How Does the Money Spent on an Affair Affect the Division of Assets in a Divorce?

Divorces are a messy business. Numerous states across the country have sought to make divorce easier by passing no-fault legislation. This would allow all marital assets to be divided equally. Nonetheless, what do you do if you believe your spouse is mishandling funds out of the marital estate? What if he or she is spending...

Thursday,
November 12, 2020.
posted in Child Custody

Are Custody Battles Biased Towards Fathers?

Breaking up can be tough. Divorce is certainly harder. Now, what about the kids? The generalized depiction of divorce in both TV and Movies usually shows Mom with the kids and Dad with the bachelor pad. Great entertainment is made from Mom beginning life as a single mother, juggling the job, kids, PTA meetings, and...

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