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We created this blog to share helpful tips and information with those who are in the preliminary stages of family law cases in Parkland and Coral Springs. Our attorneys understand that you want answers, and you want them now. While the contents of these blogs should not be taken as legal advice, hopefully they will give you some peace of mind until you hire a Coral Springs family law attorney. If you have any questions about these blogs, call Stuart N. House, P.A. at (954) 255-7400.

Can I Get More than 50% Home Equity in a Divorce?

Friday, September 1, 2017

In Florida, divorcing parties may be awarded more than 50% of their home's equity in some instances. Whether a party living in Coral Springs is entitled to more than 50% of the home's equity — or any equity at all — is dependent on the factors set forth in Florida Statute 61.075(1)(a)-(j). Broward County courts read more...

Surname Changes after Divorce

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In Parkland, a woman who adopted her spouse's surname during marriage has the right to change it after divorce. The easiest way to have a surname restored is in connection with the dissolution of marriage action. The change of surname should be pleaded for by the client’s family law attorney in a Petition (or Counter-Petition) read more...

Divorce: Can A Private Investigator Help My Case?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The temptation to conceal select facts during a trying divorce proceeding is very common, and that dishonesty can have a resounding impact on the outcome of your case. If you believe your spouse is attempting to lie to or cheat the courts, your family lawyer may suggest hiring a Coral Springs private investigator to help read more...

Frivolous & Excessive Motions in Divorce Cases

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A motion is a written request to the court for a certain ruling, order or action. In divorce litigation, sometimes one party attempts to gain an advantage over the other party by filing frivolous or excessive motions. In this blog post, our divorce law attorneys discuss what makes a motion frivolous or excessive, and how read more...

Child Support: Is College Tuition Payment Required?

Friday, November 11, 2016

The State of Florida does not require parents to pay for a child's college education, nor does the federal government. Still, a parent who is getting a divorce and who is concerned about the payment of future college expenses for a minor child should be prepared to raise the issue of college expenses with a read more...

Speaking With Your Spouse During Divorce

Friday, November 11, 2016

Posted By: Stuart N. House, P.A. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." Whoever said that probably never went through a divorce. As your lawyer probably will caution throughout the divorce process, words can hurt in any number of ways. Finding the right ones (or refraining from using the read more...

Why can’t I waive child support?

Monday, October 24, 2016

According to Florida Statute 61.29(1), "each parent has a fundamental obligation to support his or her minor or legally dependent child." Child support is a parental obligation, not a parental right. The right to be financially supported belongs to the child, not the parents. Federal and state laws therefore preclude waiver of child support. An read more...

Why You Absolutely Must Pay Child Support

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Failure to pay child support is a very serious issue to the state of Florida, as well as the federal government. If a parent does not pay child support after being ordered to do so by a court, he or she likely will experience a number of negative consequences. The penalties for deliberately failing to read more...

Tips for Surviving a Deposition

Saturday, September 10, 2016

According to Black's Law Dictionary, a deposition is "a witness' out-of-court testimony that is reduced to writing (usually by a court reporter) for later use in court or for discovery purposes," in which the client is required to answer questions posed by the opposing party's divorce lawyer. Responses to those questions can later be used read more...

Why Proper Attire Matters in Family Court

Saturday, September 10, 2016

When you show up to a Broward County courtroom for the first time, the judge knows nothing about you or the other party beyond what's in written court filings. During a hearing, the parties are generally not permitted to address the judge unless specifically directed to do so. Even in silence, a form of communication read more...

Who Determines Children’s Vaccinations and Treatment?

Saturday, September 3, 2016

When parents can't agree, child custody lawyers often step in Making medical decisions for a child is a parental responsibility. Pursuant to Florida Statute 61.13(2), parental responsibility should be shared by both parents unless shared parental responsibility is determined to be detrimental to the child. Florida Statute 61.046(17) defines shared parental responsibility as "a court-ordered read more...

How Is Pet Custody Determined?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Unlike Child Custody, the Answer is Predetermined Many pet owners view their pets as part of the family, perhaps even as precious as children. When pet owners are involved in divorce proceedings, they may wonder, who gets the pet? While Florida law is clear regarding parental rights and responsibilities regarding minors, custody laws pertaining to read more...

When Do Judges Use Discretionary Powers?

Friday, August 26, 2016

While many people know that family law judges find facts, decide cases, and interpret the law, many are unfamiliar with the concept of "discretionary powers." Judicial discretion allows Florida judges to exercise judgment based on what, in their opinion, is fair under the under the given circumstances while also following the rules and principles of read more...

What Will I Face In My Parenting Course?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

When a Coral Springs couple with children opts for divorce, the court may encourage the parents to attend parenting courses in the interest of equipping the separating couple to move forward with sharing child custody. Parenting classes generally do not focus on teaching the separating spouses to maintain a relationship with each other. Instead, these read more...

How Do Judges Determine the Best Interest of a Child?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Updated September 2, 2017 When taking on issues that involve children, family courts are tasked with choosing the outcome that is in the affected child or children's best interest. Custody and visitation are among the most common considerations courts make along with deciding provision of healthcare, schooling, hobbies, and virtually anything that may add to read more...

Can We Use the Same Divorce Attorney?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

While divorce often is a difficult time of transition, there are some instances in which both sides quickly agree to part peacefully. Due to financial reasons, they might look for ways to cut costs, and we're often asked whether both parties may share the same Coral Springs divorce lawyer in a dissolution of marriage case. read more...

Divorce vs. Legal Separation

Friday, April 15, 2016

Posted By: Stuart N. House Confusion abounds in the minds of couples contemplating separation or divorce. The most common question pertains to the legalities of a "legal separation." The confusion is justified because that term does not have any strict legal meaning in the state of Florida. 3 Types of Marital Separation Couples sometimes move read more...

Telling Your Children You’re Divorcing

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Divorce Lawyer's Take on This All-Important Conversation Children often are the most vulnerable parties during a divorce. Parents who decide to end their marriage are typically required to work out a custody agreement and divide financial responsibilities for the childcare at the time of the divorce. Child custody and welfare issues are typically very read more...

Managing Emotions Key to Managing Divorce Case

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Anyone who has supported a friend or loved one through a divorce knows how emotionally charged the process can be no matter how long the marriage may have lasted. In addition to dividing a household, the parties often are required to divide their financial assets, personal property, and create child support and child custody arrangements. read more...

5 Mistakes to Avoid After Filing for Divorce

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Posted By: Stuart N. House When going through a divorce, there are certain errors more than a few men have made that could have very serious consequences. By choosing a qualified, experienced family lawyer in Parkland, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of making these five divorce mistakes: 1. Neglecting children Parental rights are often read more...

Is Adultery Considered in a Divorce Case?

Monday, December 28, 2015

Posted By: Stuart N. House, P.A. Florida is a no-fault divorce state, which means that either spouse may seek a dissolution of marriage for any reason, even if it's just because they do not wish to be married to their spouse anymore. Instead of going through the long and drawn-out process of trying to decide read more...

Child Custody Relocation Laws in Florida

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Child custody lawyers frequently see families torn apart through a divorce. Parents often have particular constraints placed on them by the court. For example, custody agreements frequently have rules regarding where the custodial parent may live. If a custodial party wishes to relocate from Coral Springs for family reasons or better job opportunities, for example, read more...

Billionaire Ken Griffin’s estranged wife seeks sole child custody

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On behalf of Stuart N. House, P.A. posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. While some people in Florida may look at the lifestyles of the rich and the famous and be in awe, wealthy and famous people go through many of the same experiences as those who are less affluent. For example, read more...

Florida grandparent custody laws are in favor of parents

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On behalf of Stuart N. House, P.A. posted in Grandparents' Rights on Friday, August 29, 2014. There are many grandparents in Florida who simply delight in their grandchildren. They dream of the places they can experience together as well as the different activities they can complete. However, even though Florida is often considered the land read more...

Man arrested at country club accused of owing child support

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On behalf of Stuart N. House, P.A. posted in Child Custody & Support on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. There are many parents in Florida who would sacrifice everything for their children. In fact, the media recently covered a story about a man who chose to live in a car so he could make child support read more...

Child support increased for son of Rapper, Future

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On behalf of Stuart N. House, P.A. posted in Child Custody & Support on Thursday, August 14, 2014. There is a certain perception of what the life of a rapper might be like. Some people in Florida might believe that a successful rapper has all the money in the world, with a large house and read more...

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