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How to pick a Trial Lawyer?

Posted in Florida Family Law on September 15, 2017

Trials should always be the court of last resort.  Statistically, most family law cases resolve without need for a trial.  Mediation, the court ordered settlement conference, is where we resolve about 95% of all contested cases:  divorce, modification, paternity.  One reason our mediation success statistics are higher than most Florida divorce lawyers is because we… read more


How to Divorce in Florida

Posted in Florida Family Law on August 9, 2017

Once you’ve made the decision to terminate your marriage, the question is how to divorce in Florida.  There are options: (1) do it yourself (2) hire a document preparation company/paralegal or (3) hire our Florida divorce lawyer Steven D. Miller, P.A.  Which one is best for you depends on several factors: uncontested or contested case;… read more


What to Expect During a Florida Divorce

Posted in Florida Family Law on August 4, 2017

The marriage has not worked out and it’s time to move on – Divorce.  What should you expect? The list of questions rolling through your head will be fast and furious to say the least.  Though a clean start is best for you, you need to make sure that the divorce is handled properly, whether… read more


What to Expect in Florida Family Law Mediation

Posted in Florida Family Law on July 18, 2017

Every family law case in Florida will be resolved – most contested cases are resolved by Florida mediation  process.  The Florida supreme court has guidelines for circuit court judges regarding the length of time that they would like to see cases resolved, however that may occur.  Family law judges are overwhelmed with cases and need… read more


Collaborative Divorce – Worth the Time and Money?

Posted in Florida Family Law on May 22, 2017

Simply put, the collaborative process is designed to help people resolve issues without jumping into or if the case has been commenced,  jumping out of the wonderful world of divorce court.  A worthy endeavor to be sure but, like anything else, the devil is in the details.  Without question, couples who choose to get divorced… read more


What is Contempt of Court?

Posted in Child Support on April 15, 2017

Simply put, contempt of court is defined as a willful violation of a court order.  Have you done something that a judge ordered you not to do or failed to do something a judge ordered you to do?  If so, you may be in contempt of court, maybe. Your case is finally over.  The final… read more


Florida Paternity Information

Posted in Florida Family Law on April 6, 2017

It takes two to tango and, as it so happens, two to make a baby.  Identifying the mother – not an issue.  Paternity is the legal process used to establish legal rights and responsibilities regarding a child.  Most would think that being the biological father (the proverbial “sperm donor”) automatically gives him legal rights to… read more


How to Modify Timesharing Custody

Posted in Custody on March 25, 2017

Timesharing is the current term utilized in Florida to describe just that – how the parents will share time with their children.  It’s a safe, politically correct term that offends no-one.  Back in the day, before the legislature saw fit to make a change, it was called custody.  We talked about primary and secondary parents;… read more


How to Get Full Child Custody

Posted in Custody,Florida Family Law on March 15, 2017

One question we get at least two or three times per week is “How do I get full custody of my kids?” It’s not a question that is unique to mother or father. When there is a breakdown of the marriage, a change in the child raising aspect of the family will invariably occur.   There… read more