Divorce Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 10

Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2011 – With the number of children born out-of-wedlock increasing, sometimes it takes effort to determine who a child’s biological father really is. Legally, if the mother is not married at the time of having a child and the boyfriend and her do not mutually agree that he is the father, the child does not have a legal father and the mother is considered the sole legal parent. “Establishing paternity is essential to ensure the child receives numerous benefits, such as insurance, child support and in many cases Social Security benefits,” said Zephyrhills […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 28, 2011 – Emotions are swirling when a spouse finally decides to get divorced. For many people, a crumbling marriage can be a stressful and painstaking time to try to figure out the next steps ahead. An individual’s confidence plummets as all the legal, financial, and even child-related issues start to mount. A qualified divorce attorney will help an individual consider their options and help save them from turmoil as much as possible. After being served with a divorce petition, the other spouse has 20 days to respond to the petition. A court hearing […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2011 – As Father’s Day is just around the corner, Alston & Baker, P.A. wants to give kudos to fathers who are raising their children solo and keeping the family happy and healthy. Dads can be fantastic providers and role models for their children. Yet oftentimes the stressors of a divorce can bring out the worst emotions and actions as the two adults untangle their lives. Parents should focus on what’s best for their children, not hatred of their ex. “A divorce can have long-term negative effects on children if a parent isn’t […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2011 – In honor of last month’s Mother’s Day, Osenton Law Offices would like to say bravo to mothers who are busy raising their kids solo and keeping their family as the number one priority. As nurturers and teachers, mothers can be great role models. But sometimes the chaos of the day and back-and-forth on the parenting agreement schedule can make finances take the back burner. As a Tampa divorce attorney and Tampa family law attorney, Laurel A. Tesmer counsels many women who multitask wonderfully but need some guidance to avoid the financial […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2011 – The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary recently had a hearing on “Helping Law Enforcement Find Missing Children”. A shocking statistic the president of The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) shared is that, “most of the AMBER alerts in the last four years were issued for children who were abducted by family members.” Most of the abductions involve a biological parent that does not have legal custody of the child or a close relative. In these dire circumstances, immediate legal action is needed to protect the child’s interests. […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2011 – Osenton Law Offices has announced the firm will host the Osenton Law Offices Seminar Series. The seminars will occur at the firm’s office in Brandon. The firm has hosted free bankruptcy seminars since 2009 and now the series has expanded to include other legal areas. On June 21, attorney Laurel Tesmer will present a free seminar on divorce, child custody, and other family law issues at 6 p.m. Tesmer is the lead Brandon divorce attorney at the firm and a member of the Marital and Family Law Sections of the Florida […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2011 – While many bankruptcies start with a couple, at some point, there may be a parting of the ways. This causes problems for the process. “In my experience as an Iowa bankruptcy lawyer, I have seen many bankruptcies start with a couple; in other words, a joint filing. However, at some point in the process, they decide they can’t stand living together anymore and a divorce is filed. While that may sound straightforward, it isn’t. In fact, things can get very messy from this point on,” said Kevin Ahrenholz, an Iowa […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2011 – Denver family law attorney Bill Thode sees many parents that struggle with the division of parental rights and responsibilities during a divorce. Each spouse jockeys to get full custody of the child and becomes encompassed by this demand. “What’s important to understand is that Colorado courts care about the best interests of the child, not necessarily the parent,” said Thode, who has spent more than a decade helping hundreds of clients with their family law and other matters. “Parenting rights are not awarded on a winner-takes-all approach.” A recent book, Building […]


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Michael G. Kessler, President & CEO of Kessler International has been elected by the Institute of Business Appraisers to the IBA Professional Responsibility Board which is charged with monitoring IBA’s membership with regards to ethical and professional standards.


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2011 – Currently, there are 25 arrest warrants in Zephyrhills for child support that is past due. When a person has a significant life change, they may be able to modify their court-ordered child support so they do not wind up in jail or court. More importantly, child support cannot generally be modified retroactive to the date the supplemental petition is filed, so waiting to file allows a large arrearage to accrue. Be aware that it can take some time after filing to have a final hearing on the modification, but the judge […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2011 – Separated or divorcing couples should be overly cautious at tax time in April. Stories about a spouse signing blank 1040s and not even getting copies of a tax return increase this time of year and can have big consequences. Spouses who spite their other half oftentimes resort to conniving, damaging acts of retribution during tax time when they know the marriage is headed downhill. Each person must be mindful of assets and debts as they proceed to a divorce. Hiding or selling assets without permission can make proceedings ugly. And sometimes […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2011 – Divorces that go smoothly without lawyers and thorough negotiations can come back to haunt individuals many years later. Tampa family law attorney Laurel A. Tesmer recently had a new client come to her for legal guidance with a stressful situation. The client’s ex-spouse did not fill out the divorce paperwork correctly and did not pay the house mortgage, leaving her liable. “Time after time, we hear about sad events like this,” said Tesmer, who counsels clients at Osenton Law Offices, P.A. “If the paperwork is not filled out correctly, an individual […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2011 – Family law and bankruptcy attorney Laurel A. Tesmer, Esq. has received a lot of kudos lately. From her active role in Leadership Brandon this year to writing an article for the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s magazine, The Lawyer, she is an emerging star in the legal profession and her community. With the current dire state of the economy, Laurel A. Tesmer, Esq. and her colleagues at Osenton Law Offices, P.A., are fielding a lot of calls and consultations about what comes first – divorce or bankruptcy. “Today, many of our clients […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2011 – Nasty, messy and difficult divorces are all over the headlines these days. From spouses who rant and throw things, and some that would rather be at war than rationally discuss what is best for their children, divorce is overpowering the news media. Divorce is already a stressful event but when one party has a high conflict personality, legal representation early on may help avoid an all-out battle. If a soon-to-be ex is becoming more egotistical, narcissistic, and selfish, it is a sign that it’s time for a divorce attorney to represent […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2011 – Spring Break is coming up and with it thousands of divorced parents are going over their time sharing and parenting plans. Since the Florida divorce courts now focus on equal time sharing and herald the value of children spending time with their birth father and mother, it is important to know how holidays and other popular breaks influence the parenting plan. An experienced family law attorney can help parents negotiate and overcome the challenges of a shared parenting plan. An attorney will help create a plan that is workable, keeps the […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2011 – A recent court case highlights the way family courts could decide relocation cases. In Debra Baker v. James Baker from Suffolk County, New York, the judge ruled that Debra was deemed the more fit parent and could move the children to Florida and allow the father to “virtually visit” through Skype, phone conversations and in-person visits during school vacations. Virtual visitation can be a good tool to make it easier for divorced parents to be a part of their children’s lives. Skype, online games and other webcam programs are affordable and […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2011 – In 2011, almost half of all kids in America live in divorced or separated families. When parents go through a divorce, many of them ask if their child or children can testify or speak to the judge as part of their child custody case. In Florida, a family law judge can weigh the preferences of the child when it comes to timesharing or parenting plans, as the best interests of the child are mostly focused on. Children who are under 18 might not be allowed to testify as a judge could […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2011 – Colorado has the most divorces in January more than any other month of the year. Dubbed “Divorce Month”, January is time to break through the forced civility of the holidays to focus on what is healthy not only in a relationship but what is best for children in a family too. For a divorce and child custody agreement to be a mutually beneficial process, it is best to consult a family law attorney early on to expedite the process with a soon-to-be ex and navigate the court system in the most […]


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These days, divorce is more common than ever before in our society. It is reported that about 50 percent of all first marriages do not last, with an even higher number of remarriages ending the same way. St. Petersburg, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2010 – “While divorce is not a rare thing, it can still be a difficult and emotional process,” said St. Petersburg divorce attorney Raleigh “Lee” Greene. “Despite valid reasons for pursuing a divorce – such as emotionally or physically abusive marriages or infidelity – some people may struggle with a perceived stigma. Others may worry […]


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Divorce can be taxing, both emotionally and financially. It can be a long and drawn-out legal process that leaves one or more parties angry with a final settlement for years to come. St. Petersburg, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2010 – It doesn’t always have to be quite so difficult, however. One option that some former couples have found to be successful is the Collaborative Divorce Process. What Is It? “The Collaborative Divorce Process is a unique family law process in which both clients and attorneys enter into a binding agreement, committing themselves to fairly resolving all issues without […]


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