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Dealing with Changes to Custody and Visitation Arrangements Caused by COVID-19

By Westchase Law P.A. |

Divorced parents are accustomed to raising children amidst changing circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that many of us have never seen before. Stay at home orders have imposed strict limits on the way we live and complicated many custody and visitation arrangements. We cannot be sure when daily life will more… Read More »

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How a Coronavirus-related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

By Westchase Law P.A. |

Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time… Read More »

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Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends?

By Westchase Law P.A. |

With so many American residents stuck at home with their families, prognosticators have predicted that several months down the road, the country could experience a baby boom and a divorce deluge. Unlike a cozy blizzard that keeps you home from work for a few days, a global pandemic that triggers shelter-in-place orders spreading over… Read More »

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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

By Westchase Law P.A. |

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this… Read More »

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Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

By Westchase Law P.A. |

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new… Read More »

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Online Notarization of Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate, Revocable Living Trust

By Westchase Law P.A. |

SUGGESTION: I am asking Governor Ron DeSantis and our elected officials to expedite the implementation of FL. STAT. 732.522 by changing the effective date of the online notarization law from JULY 1, 2020 to EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY so that we can notarize the signing of estate planning documents online during quarantine at a time when… Read More »

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Global Pandemic, Alimony, and Child Support

By Westchase Law P.A. |

The GLOBAL PANDEMIC involving COVID-19 is unprecedented and unfortunately, for many individuals the effects are already being felt financially. If you are obligated to pay child support or alimony, you are likely left thinking “I can’t afford to continue paying my court-ordered obligations so what can I do?” If you have lost your job… Read More »

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Employees Have Rights – Even In A Right To Work State

By Westchase Law P.A. |

Brandon employment lawyers fight to protect the rights of employees  Although Florida is a right to work state, meaning an employer can fire an employee for no reason, employers do have responsibilities to their employees and are prohibited from treating employees in ways that are illegal. If you feel that your employer has engaged in… Read More »

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Divorce Lawyer: Use Thoughtful Communication To Help Improve Your Marriage

By Westchase Law P.A. |

Divorce Lawyer: Use Thoughtful Communication To Help Improve Your Marriage Tampa family law attorney discusses how thoughtful communication can improve your marriage Many individuals like to believe that all marriages will be an eternal life of bliss and love, but according to the American Psychological Association half of marriages in the United States ends… Read More »

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What is the Main Cause of Divorce in 2019?

By Westchase Law P.A. |

Tampa family law attorneys discuss how social media is impacting marriages and divorces Has social media affected your marriage?  According to well-known divorce attorney, James Sexton, this is one of the main causes of divorce in today’s digital age.  Sexton recently released a book this past year called, “If You’re in My Office, It’s… Read More »

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