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November 2013 Blog Archive

“But I’m on the Birth Certificate, so my rights to the child as the Dad are protected, right?”
“But I’m on the Birth Certificate, so my rights to the child as the Dad are protected, right?” Sat, Nov 30, 2013 As a family law attorney, I hear the above question in some form or fashion quite often, and the short answer is no. If you are not married, and you have a child as an unwed father, simply having your name on the child’s birth certificate as the biol... Read More

“Alimony, Alimony payin’ your bills”…or maybe not
“Alimony, Alimony payin’ your bills”…or maybe not Tue, Nov 26, 2013 The Florida Legislature probably didn’t have Led Zepplin’s 1969 song “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” in mind when similar bills recently advanced in both the House and Senate which would eliminate permanent alimony in Florida. Opponents of... Read More

Who Gets the Engagement and Wedding Rings in the Divorce?
Who Gets the Engagement and Wedding Rings in the Divorce? Wed, Nov 20, 2013 The important distinction between wedding and engagement rings is that the engagement ring is considered a gift that occurs before the marriage whereas the wedding rings are viewed as gifts during the marriage. Read More