Latest Posts

Common Myths about Florida Divorce

Whether you are thinking about leaving your marriage or have just been served with divorce papers, when you have the wrong information about what to expect, this already tense situation becomes more difficult. However, by knowing some of the common myths about Florida divorce , you can avoid unnecessary stress and confusion. Committing Adultery Means Losing Everything Florida is a "no-fault" divorce state which means that neither party's role in causing the marriage to end will be a basis for fi...

Read More
The Draper Firm 4/17/2019 Comments(0)

Psychological Evaluations and Your Custody Case

In most cases, there is nothing more important to a parent than maintaining their relationship and connection with their child. Therefore, it is not surprising that child custody battles are among the most contentious legal situations. In some cases, the facts before the court can be so convoluted that it can be difficult to determine what parental custody and parenting time orders will be best for a child. In this type of situation, the court may turn to psychological evaluations to help it mak...

Read More
The Draper Firm 4/15/2019 Comments(0)

Showing Positive Parenting

When parents of minor children divorce, it can be several years before their involvement with the court will end. Ideally, both parties will abide by their thoughtfully created parenting agreement and make changes which support their children’s well-being. However, as time passes and circumstances change, it is not uncommon for parents to disagree about what is in the best interest of their kids. A parent may also claim the other does not have good parenting abilities and seek to make lega...

Read More
The Draper Firm 4/12/2019 Comments(0)

Can my Spouse make me move out during divorce?

When you know your marriage is over living in the same home with your soon-to-be ex can seem unbearable. This uncomfortable situation may escalate to the point that your former partner insists that you leave the home. This situation raises the question: Can my spouse make me move out during divorce? It Depends on the Reason You both have a right to remain in your shared residence. However, you both could ask the court to award you exclusive use of the home. In most cases, merely being frustrated...

Read More
The Draper Firm 4/10/2019 Comments(0)

Divorcing when your Ex has a Personality Disorder

Divorce can be an ugly experience even when the parties start out being reasonably agreeable. When one party has a personality disorder, the conflict and problems which often come with divorce can become much more complicated and difficult to manage. While divorcing someone with a personality disorder is not easy, it is possible to get through the experience. What is a Personality Disorder? The Mayo Clinic describes a personality disorder as a kind of mental ailment which includes symptoms such ...

Read More
The Draper Firm 4/10/2019 Comments(0)

Divorce when your partner is financially controlling

When you are married to someone who controls all of the household income, accounts, and bills it can be easy to feel like you are entirely in the dark. While this may have once felt like a workable arrangement, if you find yourself in the position of wanting a divorce, not having access to information about or power over your finances can be highly problematic. Determine How Much You Know While you may have a partner who asks a lot of questions about your spending this is not the same as being m...

Read More
The Draper Firm 4/8/2019 Comments(0)

Can I keep my Ex’s new partner away from my children?

Divorce is a hard experience for families even when the parties are cooperative and amicable. Both kids and parents have to adjust after sharing their home to living life according to a visitation schedule. Another challenge may come when one or both parents decide to begin a new relationship. In some cases, you or your children may not feel comfortable with this new person and wonder: When your ex gets a new boyfriend or girlfriend, what can you do to keep this person away from your children? W...

Read More
The Draper Firm 4/5/2019 Comments(0)

Leaving an Emotionally Abusive Relationship Through Divorce

When one partner is physically abusive towards the other there is usually physical evidence of their violent conduct. However, when a husband or wife is emotionally abusive, the damage can be harder to detect and prove. When the victim cannot see tangible signs of what is being done to them, it can be harder to recognize the abuse. By the time the abused person finally realizes what is happening he or she may have fallen into a severely dysfunctional dynamic. While deciding to leave this kind of...

Read More
The Draper Firm 4/3/2019 Comments(0)

Paying for your child’s college after divorce

In Florida, when parents divorce, it is likely that one parent will be ordered to pay child support to the other for their children's needs. While this support is intended to cover the children's necessities, the amount is seldom enough to cover most or all of their expenses. One area which parents may be concerned about is how one or both of them will pay for their children's college. Florida Child Support Under Florida law, a parent’s obligation to pay child support typically ends when t...

Read More
The Draper Firm 4/1/2019 Comments(0)

What Qualities do You Need in Your Divorce Attorney?

Hiring an attorney for any reason is no small decision. When you are going through a divorce choosing the right attorney can be the difference between being able to achieve fairness and equity and having serious and long-lasting repercussions. Here are some considerations about the qualities to look for in your divorce attorney. Experience When meeting with someone you are considering to represent you, it is important to have certain questions in mind. One thing which should be at the top of you...

Read More
The Draper Firm 3/29/2019 Comments(0)


Testimonials

I have engaged Draper Law Offices for three (3) different accidents.  My experience with this firm has been excellent each time, with positive results in my favor.  Charles Draper kept me informed throughout the process of each claim.  He was always available when ever I needed him to answer any questions.
 
The staff could not have been more courteous and helpful to me.  They never made me feel that I was bothering them (and I called quite a lot, believe me).  After a while they seemed like family.
 
I certainly would engage Draper Law Office (Charles Draper) if another problem would occur.
 
My recommendation to other people as to Draper Law Office would be “FIRST” on my list.
 
They are true and loyal to their clients.
 
I thank them from the bottom of my heart.