tampa family lawyer | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 13, 2011 – An unmarried father who wants to be an active part of his child’s life, but is prevented from doing so by the biological mother, needs to get prompt legal representation to uphold his rights. Many men feel they are at a loss when it comes to winning their case, but that cannot be farther from the truth. The family law courts must give equal time to hear each side of the child custody proceedings and rule in the best interests of the child. “In the last few decades, a real revolution […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2011 – A recent phone call that Brandon divorce attorney Joshua Law received reminded him of the importance of filing for divorce first. The individual wanted to get divorced, but was scared to serve papers on her soon-to-be ex. She did not want to be the person that pushed the divorce, but was also ready to move on. “The spouse who files first controls the divorce proceedings at the onset and gets to request temporary orders such as custody and who gets to stay in the home,” said Josh Law, who practices divorce […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2011 – A lot can happen over the summer with the kids and divorced parents. As kids are now back school, some parents want to bring up discussions about modifying the parenting agreement. Courts will approve a change in the visitation agreement when a child’s schedule changes. Variations such as a child going to school for the first time or school start and end times that conflict with a parent’s work schedule can merit a change. “Courts want a modification to make sense,” said Brandon child custody attorney Joshua Law, of Osenton Law […]


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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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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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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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