Can Time Sharing Be Denied If Child Support Not Paid?

Are you currently on the separation or divorce stage with your spouse and now you are concerned with the child custody or child support in Florida? On a certain degree, it makes sense that such issues would be connected. Normally, you’re dealing with the same offspring, same parents and the same court ordered a parenting plan. Thus, it only makes sense that individuals co-blend the two. Unluckily, Florida thinks child [...]

Things Your Child Custody Lawyer Needs To Know

Whether you are facing a divorce or a custody issue, determining the rules of child custody is an important yet emotionally charged issue parents have to go through. It is beneficial to prepare for your consultation with your divorce attorney in advance to ensure you have all of the information that your child custody lawyer will need. Here are some of the more common questions you can expect from [...]

Can I Appeal A Probation Violation Sentence?

People who are placed in the extended supervision often have to deal with confusing procedures and rules that make it hard for them to complete the terms of probation. The probation can be revoked if the probation officer notices any kind of violation of his/her probationer. The revocation of probation can be appealed by the probationer; however, in order to preserve their rights, it is important for the probationer to [...]

What To Expect In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

For some, the last stop on the highway to financial ruin is the bankruptcy court. But when looked at in another perspective, bankruptcy isn't the final nail in the proverbial coffin, and chapter 13 of the federal bankruptcy code gives a sort of reprieve. How Chapter 13 Works Chapter 13 Bankruptcy gives the opportunity to borrowers repay all or part of their debts under a more manageable repayment plan. One [...]

What Happens To Alimony And Child Support During Bankruptcy

​​One of the most significant contributors to a failing relationship is a financial hardship. Most people always want to know what would happen to their alimony and child support payment if they were to file for bankruptcy. While it may seem like an escape, in theory, the reality is that nothing will change. Yes, the act of filing for bankruptcy will protect you from unsecured creditors like personal loan [...]

Filing For Divorce And Bankruptcy

Going through a divorce wile simultaneously needing the financial reprieve that can follow a bankruptcy can compound the loss, anger, and frustration you are already feeling. McGinn Law is uniquely capable of providing your assistance for your specific situation. Many of our cases are either family law or bankruptcy – so we can help you from all fronts of your divorce and bankruptcy. We can help you determine which [...]

Overview of Child Custody in Florida

Over a decade ago, Florida made changes in how it approached child custody and divorcing parents that came through the court system. Legal terms such as "custody", "visitation", "primary residential parent" and "secondary residential parent" ar enot longer in use and have been replaced by shared parental responsibility, time sharing, and parenting plans. Too often Florida corts were seeing parents competing against one another in the attempt to be [...]

Cаn I Rеfuѕе A Field Sоbriеtу Tеѕt In Florida

Getting pulled over can make anyone nervous, even if they did not do anything – its just something in those lights that get our hearts pumping and our nerves on edge. So when the officer who is pulling you over starts asking if you’ve had anything to drink and if you would step out of the vehicle to take part in a few field sobriety tests, what should you [...]

The Role of Mediation In Florida Child Custody

The child custody laws in Florida have changed significantly in the past few years. As a divorced parent looking to file for child custody (now known as shared parental responsibility), it is important you familiarize yourself with these new laws before proceeding to the court of law. Replacing the term “child custody” with “shared parental responsibility” or “majority time-sharing,” was a deliberate effort to better explain what happens after [...]