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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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What is Worth Fighting Over During Divorce

When you are going through a divorce, every exchange with your ex can feel confrontational. With all of the intense feelings between you, it can be tempting to make every effort to hurt and fight the other person at every turn. While you can choose to wage war on your former partner during your divorce, it can save you time, money, and much aggravation if you focus your energy on the matters which are worth your efforts. Marital Property Florida is an equitable distribution state which means tha...

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How an Expert Can Make a Difference in Your Personal Injury Case

When you are injured due to someone else's negligence, the consequences can impact your health, work, family, and future. Being suddenly put in this position can mean enduring problems such as mounting medical bills, missed time at work, property damage, pain and suffering, and uncertain future expenses. Unfortunately, sometimes damages are difficult to define and quantify. Having an expert examine and explain your damages can be the difference between getting the compensation you deserve and no...

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What is Loss of Companionship?

Losing a loved one such as parent or spouse in an accident is devastating on multiple levels. In addition to the financial burdens of this terrible loss, there are severe emotional consequences. In such a situation Florida law provides that certain survivors can file a claim regarding the loss of their loved one’s companionship. What is Loss of Companionship? While it is difficult to summarize everything which is lost when a loved one dies, loss of companionship or consortium essentially m...

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Common Restaurant Injuries

Having a meal at a restaurant can be a nice break from cooking as well as an enjoyable way to try new foods and spend time with family and friends. However, a restaurant can also be a place where injuries can occur. Here are some common restaurant injuries: Slip and Fall Accidents A slip and fall accident can happen almost anywhere, but the risk can be higher in places where food and liquids are more likely to be found on floors. Restaurants are notorious for having spills which, if not properly...

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What to do if you are Injured during your Holiday Hotel Stay

Having loved ones for the holidays is an excellent way to ensure everyone has the space they need to relax and be comfortable. Hotels can also be ideal for families or other groups to have a destination holiday. Unfortunately, injuries can happen at hotels which can mar the festivities. Here is what you need to do if you are injured during your holiday hotel stay: Premises Liability An individual or company which owns property is required to keep it safe for those who may come to the location. T...

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I was referred to Draper Law by my father in-law after being hit from behind in an auto accident. I didn't realize, at the time, what an important decision I was making by hiring a personal injury attorney to represent me. Charles Draper took the time to explain the process and what I could expect. His professional team was there for me every step of the way through a long, and often complicated, legal experience. I just want to express my sincerest gratitude for all the efforts that were taken by Charlie and his team on my behalf in obtaining a settlement on my case.