Family Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 15

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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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2011 – Brandon attorney Laurel Tesmer recently was accepted as a member of the Leadership Brandon Class of 2011. Tesmer is an attorney at Osenton Law Offices, P.A., with offices in Brandon and Lakeland, Florida. Her practice concentrates in family law, bankruptcy, estate planning, civil litigation and other matters. Leadership Brandon is hosted by the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to assist leaders of the Brandon community in perfecting their leadership skills while learning about the issues affecting the community. Each month the class has a day-long session. This month […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – Every couple has concerns about what would happen should their significant other pass away. What would happen with their savings, property and wishes for their family and friends? Domestic partners and legally wed gay couples should talk with a family law attorney with regards to estate planning. With the changing legal landscape, it helps to have a lawyer to ensure that your partner will not have to deal with an emotional and financial burden. Estate planning for gay and lesbian couples, whether legally wed or as domestic partners, will involve […]


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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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Consumer bankruptcy filings for the first half of this year are currently at record levels. There is evidence to suggest that a good number of these scenarios include divorce situations where a spouse is receiving or paying for child support and/or alimony. Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2010 – “Child support payments and spousal support payments generally cannot be discharged in bankruptcy,” said Tampa bankruptcy lawyer Reginald Osenton of Osenton Law Offices in Brandon, Florida. “This means that a parent who owes child support cannot usually escape meeting those obligations, no matter whether it is Chapter 7 or […]


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St. Petersburg divorce lawyer Raleigh “Lee” Greene explains the ins and outs of alternative dispute resolution. St. Petersburg, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 25, 2010 – What is alternative dispute resolution? “It simply means having your case handled without the judge making a decision for you,” says St. Petersburg divorce lawyer Raleigh “Lee” Greene. Within the family law context, alternative dispute resolution generally focuses upon collaborative divorce and mediation But when are those times when you shouldn’t go to trial? The very act of going to trial can be more lucrative for the lawyers, but what’s in your best interest? […]


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A suit filed on behalf of William Dotson by Stratton Faxon filed on July 9, 2010, asserts that the Reverend Stephen Bzdyra sexually molested an altar boy in the 1980s. The accused priest has been placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Hartford. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2010 – – A suit filed by 34-year-old William Dotson of Hartford, Connecticut, alleges that Dotson was sexually molested by the Reverend Stephen Bzdyra while he was an altar boy at St. Francis Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and Saint Hedwig Church in Naugatuck, Connecticut, between 1985 and […]


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