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Biological Father Fighting Florida’s Paternity Laws

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

With the rate of marriage in the U.S. on the decline in recent years, the number of children born out of wedlock is increasing exponentially. The parentage laws that regulate who is considered a legal parent do not necessarily reflect the reality of this shift and can lead to complications when a biological father… Read More »

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International Travel and Child Custody Issues

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Travel is an important part of many people’s lives, and exposing one’s children to different places and cultures is something parents often strive to provide. However, where and how long a parent might take a child when custody is shared is often an issue of contention. The longer the child is gone, the harder… Read More »

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Is It Ever Okay to Violate a Parenting Plan?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Sharing child custody is a long-term commitment that will go through inevitable ups and downs. Working with a former spouse or partner over something as important as raising a child is not easy to do, and a point may come when having anything to do with this person becomes almost impossible. In some instances,… Read More »

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Navigating the Divorce of Adult Children

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Divorce is hard on everyone remotely connected with the couple, and the closer the connection, the more difficult it is to accept the end of the marriage and how it will affect relationships forever. The parents of adult children getting divorced are particularly affected by this decision, and will likely experience profound sadness and… Read More »

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When a Parent Takes Your Child Out of the Country

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Sharing child custody will always present challenges, and as time passes and the circumstances of the lives of the parents and child change, what worked five years ago may no longer be relevant. Working together to find a compromise is the best way to avoid additional disputes and avoid disrupting the child’s life too… Read More »

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How to Enforce an Alimony Award

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Unless there is a prenuptial agreement, it rare for a person to emerge from divorce financially unscathed. Dividing property and paying support can never really be factored into an individual’s finances, and accounting for this big shift is not easy. This transition is even harder for spouses who lack a work history and/or training… Read More »

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Rules for Modifying Child Support

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Court-ordered child support is not an optional obligation, and the State will go to great lengths to force a parent to pay. Simply because a parent is struggling to pay support does not mean he/she can unilaterally choose to stop without violating the law. Changes to the payment of child support must be approved… Read More »

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Why Consider Divorce Mediation?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Florida law mandates that divorcing parties attempt to mediate all issues prior to trial.  A good attorney will prepare you for the experience to improve your chances of a good outcome.  If mediation fails, then the case may proceed toward trial. Divorce makes it extremely difficult to maintain a civil relationship with a spouse,… Read More »

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Dividing Appreciation of a Non-Marital Asset in Divorce

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Each person in a relationship often brings their own set of assets and liabilities to the mix when a couple gets together. While the ultimate goal in many marriages is to integrate the life of each spouse into one cohesive unit, individual assets may never qualify as marital, which has a direct impact on… Read More »

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The Divorce Process in Florida

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Divorce is a big decision that comes with big consequences, and understanding the legal process of divorce can at least mitigate some of the fallout of this decision. Divorce brings change to all aspects of a couple’s life, as well as their children, family, and close friends. Some people will feel compelled to choose… Read More »

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