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Florida condo complex refuses to sell to unmarried gay or heterosexual couples: report

Separating Together .... A Snapshot Of Collaborative Divorce

There is no such thing as an "easy" divorce. How can it be easy to walk away from a person that you once loved or still love, but can no longer be with? You may value your friendship with your soon to be former spouse or at the very least, still value having a functional relationship with them, especially if children are involved. [...]

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Florida condo complex refuses to sell to unmarried gay or heterosexual couples: report

Florida Condo Complex Refuses To Sell To Unmarried Gay Or Heterosexual Couples: Report

Mary - August 14, 2013

The upscale condo complex, Casa Di Amici, now limits all sales of units to singles or married couples. Despite outrage that the new restrictions are discriminatory, a condo association lawyer argues the new guidelines are legal. [...]

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An Overview of Child Support Under Florida Law

Mary - November 12, 2011

AN OVERVIEW OF CHILD SUPPORT UNDER FLORIDA LAW By Karen A. Howe, Esq. In Florida, both parents are legally obligated to provide support for their minor child or children and receipt of child support is considered a right of the child not the parents. The purpose of child support is to ensure that the child's [...]

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FingerprintElectronic Fingerprinting Mandated

Mary - November 12, 2011

Our firm recently received a bulletin from Ideal Identification's Mr. Bob Smedley concerning a change in FBI policy relating to criminal background checks. The FBI has informed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that effective April 15, 2012, it will no longer accept fingerprint cards submissions for any domestic adoption. While the FBI will continue [...]

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The ArthursAdoption Profile: David and Stacy's Story

Mary - July 6, 2011

From David and Stacy Arthur: Not long ago we adopted a little girl. As first time parents, we are both a bit surprised by how quickly she became the center of our world. Our adoption experience was a story in itself, but space does not suffice to tell it here. There were bitter disappointments along [...]

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DeniseAdoption Profile: Denise's Story

Mary - July 6, 2011

My story begins as most stories do, with a desire. My desire was to have a family; my dream was a big family, husband and 3 or 4 children. But little did I know that would not be my life. Looking back I see purpose for my singleness in being a co-caregiver for my mother, [...]

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Helping loved ones prepare for long-term care in Florida

Certain life events require long-term financial planning. Some of them are wonderful experiences, such as an adoption or helping a child attend college. Some events, however, can be emotionally difficult but still require financial preparedness. These can include divorce and planning for long-term care. [...]

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Mediation is mandatory in most Florida divorces, but success often depends on a few key factors.

This article looks at two key areas in divorce mediation: security and honesty. it is essential that both parties are comfortable with one another and that they are honest about their position and desires. By maintaining such an approach, couples are more likely to benefit from an out-of-court divorce option. . [...]

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Florida divorce: consider collaboration as an alternative to litigation

Collaborative divorce is an alternative to traditional adversarial divorce in court. In collaboration, the parties agree to proceed with respect and openness and to reach a settlement agreement through a series of very unique negotiation meetings. [...]

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