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Four Tips for Managing Back to School Schedules After a Divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

Back to school time can be stressful for any household, but there can be added layers of complexities navigating back to school schedule management, among other things, when you and your co-parent are divorced. Have you been struggling to figure out how you are going to successfully co-parent through this? To help, let us… Read More »

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Four Tips To Help Your Children Cope With Divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

Divorce may never be easy. Are you going through a divorce and do you have children? If so, you may be wondering how you can help ensure that your children cope with the divorce in the best way possible. While you may not be able to control the feelings or reactions of your children,… Read More »

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6 Tips Every Parent Struggling with Divorce Should Address Early

By Paul E. Riffel |

Divorce, even when amicable, is difficult for everyone. It can be especially difficult for children. Have you worried about the impact your divorce may have on your kids? Let us discuss 6 tips you can start using today to help your child process your divorce.  1. Help kids manage their feelings. It can be… Read More »

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3 Ways to Recognize It May Be Time to Divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

Marriages do not necessarily break, they often erode over time. There are numerous sources of erosion, and sometimes the erosion can be so slow that one partner has not realized that divorce may be imminent. Let us take some time to review three signs that it may be time to divorce. 1. No Conflict… Read More »

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5 Post-Holiday Mistakes Divorced Parents Can Make

By Paul E. Riffel |

Are you and your child’s other parent divorced? If so, the holidays might have been a tough time. Having to spend time away from your child during this season may not ever be easy and can often leads to arguments. Still, it may be best to avoid making these 5 post-holiday mistakes for divorced… Read More »

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The three most important things when choosing a lawyer:

By Paul E. Riffel |

Find a lawyer whose goal is a fair and equitable result for you. Probably one of the most important aspects of hiring a lawyer is the lawyer’s personality. Is the lawyer interested in obtaining a fair and equitable result for you or simply litigating the case? The former results in a quicker, cheaper divorce… Read More »

Enforcing a final judgment in a divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

After the parties have a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage, it is sometimes necessary to enforce that judgment. It is important to know the rules on enforcement prior to the final hearing because it is useless to ask for help with something that cannot be enforced. A motion for contempt can be used… Read More »

What if you want to appeal your divorce?

By Paul E. Riffel |

If the judge in your case renders a Final Judgment that you do not think follows Florida law, you have the right to appeal. This must be done within 30 days from the entry of the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage. A notice of appeal is filed, and a filing fee must be… Read More »

What to expect at the final hearing

By Paul E. Riffel |

Once all discovery has been completed, the case is ready to be set for final hearing. Generally, the court will schedule what is known as a “pretrial conference” first. At this conference, you will reveal to the court what the issues are, provide a list of your witnesses and a list of your exhibits,… Read More »

What happens after you file for a domestic violence injunction?

By Paul E. Riffel |

A temporary injunction is only valid for up to 15 days. A hearing will be set within that time period in order to give the other spouse the opportunity to present evidence and testimony that the injunction is not appropriate. A permanent injunction may be entered after that hearing, or it may be dissolved…. Read More »

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