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January 2015 Archives

Does Florida law allow common law marriages?

If you've ever lived in another state or are interested in the legal system, then you know that laws vary from state to state. What is allowed or not allowed in one state may be a completely different story in another state. In areas like family law, this can create problems because it can result in misunderstandings or even complex legal issues that may require the help of a skilled lawyer later on.

Is achieving a blended family easy or difficult?

What do you think of when you hear the term blended family? If you're like a lot of our Florida readers, you probably think of a divorce and a remarriage -- perhaps children from the other marriage becoming step siblings -- all working together to create a new family unit. But is this process easy or difficult to achieve? It's a question we wanted to look at in this week's blog post.

Judge's decision ends fight against same-sex marriage in Florida

The road to legalizing same-sex marriage here in Florida has been a long one filled with twists and turns and even some litigation. Even though two circuit court decisions struck down the ban on same-sex marriage here in our state, a formal appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi back in November left residents here in Hillsborough County, as well as the rest of the state, in a sort of legal limbo . It left a major question unanswered: was same-sex marriage legal?

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