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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

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Can I Get Divorced Without Going To Court In Florida?

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If you are considering a divorce in Florida, you may be looking for alternatives to a traditional, highly-contentious, courtroom divorce process. Often the first question we get from clients is whether they can get divorced without having to go to court. Not only does the traditional courtroom divorce process involve expensive litigation, it can… Read More »

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How To Keep Your Child Custody Case Out Of Court

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Few things are more stressful than handing a judge that you don’t know the power to decide whether you get to retain custody of your child and how often you will get to see them. Many people have heard horror stories about child custody hearings gone wrong, or about how contentious the process was,… Read More »

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Can A Child In Florida Choose Which Parent To Live With?

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The following article will discuss whether children who reside in Florida are able to choose which parent they prefer to live with in custody battles. The “best interest of the child” standard In the state of Florida, family court judges determine child custody and child support issues based on the “best interest of the… Read More »

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Can An Uncontested Divorce Become Contested In Florida?

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If you are contemplating or are going through a divorce in the Orlando, or greater Florida area, you may be weighing your options and trying to decide what the best path forward is. For most couples, the goal going into a divorce is to keep the process as quick and painless as possible. Of… Read More »

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Can My Social Media Posts Be Used Against Me During A Divorce?

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Divorce is one of the most difficult things that most adults have to go through. It takes a great amount of effort and invokes complex emotions to dismantle a life that you have invested so much effort in building. It is no surprise that many people turn to social media to process their emotions… Read More »

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Does Child Custody Have To Be Determined By A Judge?

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If you are a Florida parent going through a divorce or who needs to establish a custody agreement with your child’s other parent, you may have a lot of anxiety about the process. It is incredibly nerve-racking to think that a judge who has never met you has the power to determine whether you… Read More »

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Be Careful What You Say In Family Court

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If you are having an issue litigated in Florida family court, such as a determination of custody or visitation, you may have a difficult time holding your tongue. Custody disputes, in particular, can be highly emotional for parents. However, it’s important to understand how your temper can affect the outcome and have serious long-term… Read More »

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How Can I Get Divorced Fast In Florida?

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Many people dread the process of getting divorced far more than the idea of being divorced. That’s understandable given the stories we’ve all heard about ugly courtroom battles that drag on for months and drain couples’ assets. However, you’ll be relieved to know that not all divorces are like that, and none have to… Read More »

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How Can An Attorney Help In A Domestic Violence Case?

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If you have a pending domestic violence case, you shouldn’t have to handle your case alone. The following article will provide some helpful information regarding how an attorney can assist you in this kind of case. An attorney can explain your legal options. After an incident of abuse, you may be unaware of what… Read More »

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Exploring Arbitration And Mediation In The Divorce Process

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The divorce process can often be very contentious. When spouses are unable to agree on certain issues, they may need to consult a professional unbiased third party who can mediate these disputes and help develop a resolution that works for both parties. The following article will discuss the concept of arbitration and mediation as… Read More »

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