Since the passage of the Collaborative Law Process Act (CLPA) that took effect in the summer of 2017, many individuals throughout the state of Florida are wondering what exactly it is.
Divorced parents know all too well the stress involved with juggling child custody and visitation schedules. When parents divorce, many outline a parenting plan agreement that sets forth specific schedules, expectations and other provisions regarding time spent with the child after the separation.
Although open adoptions are the new standard for adoptions, there are still misconceptions about how the process works. In open adoptions, the birth parent and adoptive parent have varying levels of contact leading up to and after the placement of the child. The contact may be mediated by an attorney, with the exchange of occasional letters and photos, or fully open and include periodic phone calls and visits.
People understand that their financial situations will shift dramatically after a divorce. Spousal support, child support or simply the newfound reality of living on one paycheck are all factors that people have some preparation for when navigating divorce.
When an individual (a testator) creates a will, there must be a designated person who will be responsible for carrying out the testator’s wishes outlined in the will when the testator dies. This individual is called the Personal Representative. In other states, he or she may be called an executor.
When thinking about estate planning, many people simply view it as a tool for passing on their assets to their loved ones.
When Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act in 2016, part of the legislation included provisions to update the retirement plans service members receive.
If you are in your 20s or 30s, you may not give much thought to estate planning. For one thing, you may think your assets are not sufficient to make up the framework of an "estate." For another, old age -- even middle age -- probably seems like forever into the future, so there is plenty of time to consider planning for your retirement years.