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Single Parents And Proving Paternity

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

When a child is born to unmarried parents, there is not a legal father until paternity is established. Often unmarried couples take care of this in the hospital in the day or two after a child is born. Forms will need to be signed. But there are also situations in which the process is… Read More »

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Should I Return To My Maiden Name?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Deciding if you want to change your surname back to your maiden name following a Florida divorce is a personal decision. In recent years, many women have opted to keep their married name throughout the marriage while others chose their spouse’s name after they exchanged vows, but those who changed their names may no… Read More »

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Importance Of A Support System While Navigating A Divorce

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

While a divorce can be a new beginning, it is also the end of a union, which can result in a flood of emotions and concerns. It is normal to grieve a marriage you are leaving, and many find a support system to be beneficial when navigating such a huge life change. While support… Read More »

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Estate Plan Documents To Review When Divorcing

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Whether you are considering ending a marriage or have begun the process of getting divorce, it is essential you think about the estate plans you currently have in place. This is important because you are legally married up until the moment a final divorce decree is signed. This means your assets and life-changing decisions… Read More »

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Steps To Take When Choosing A Divorce Lawyer

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

It can take months or years for you and your spouse to decide to divorce. After making such a big decision that was likely the result of difficult discussions, arguments, and self-realization, it can be hard to know what to do next. If you have never been through the divorce process, how will you… Read More »

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Impact Of A Divorce On Your Personal Credit Score

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

You may hear a friend or family member discuss the impact of a divorce on their credit score. In reality, whether you are single, married, or divorced does not affect your credit report, but there can be indirect impacts of a divorce if joint accounts are not handled correctly during the divorce process. There… Read More »

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Divorce Delay Tactics

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

A time of transition, divorce can bring about many feelings, and some individuals experience doubts and fears. There are times when one person wants the divorce to be finalized as soon as possible but the other person is not sure they want the marriage to end, so they make choices that delay the process…. Read More »

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How Do I Know When It’s Time To Talk To A Divorce Attorney?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Often individuals who divorce have known the marriage was ending for a long period of time. Because of this, it is not always clear to one or both individuals when it is time to reach out and discuss their situation with a divorce attorney. Some choose to talk to a lawyer when a spouse… Read More »

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Your Rights In Long-Term Relationships

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

According to a recent report by the United States Census Bureau, there has been a decrease in divorces. While that is good news, the report also found there have been fewer marriages. With these facts in mind, it supports what many people already see in their own families and social circles, many couples are… Read More »

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Divorce And Florida Retirement Plans

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

In Florida, equitable distribution is part of the divorce process. This distribution will include all assets and property acquired over the course of a marriage, including pension plans and 401k accounts. But, it is important to note that equitably does not necessarily mean a split of 50% for each person. Reviewing the details of… Read More »

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