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Tiffany Danielle Thompson-Disler Lawyer

Tiffany Danielle Thompson-Disler

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Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence & Neglect

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Attorney Thompson-Disler has always had a passion for helping others with her positive outlook and diligent work et... (more)

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Thomas E Rhodes Lawyer

Thomas E Rhodes

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Divorce & Family Law, Prenuptial Agreements, Child Support, Family Law
Family Law: Divorce, Custody, Support, Alimony, Property Distribution, and Prenuptial Agreements

Thomas Rhodes is an Orlando family law attorney serving clients throughout central Florida in child custody and support, domestic violence and divorce... (more)

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407-578-1748

David W Veliz Lawyer

David W Veliz

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Divorce, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Custody & Visitation, Family Law
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David is the managing shareholder of Veliz Katz Law located in Maitland, Florida. He has been providing a broad range of legal services to individual ... (more)

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407-849-7072

Gwen  Cryer Lawyer

Gwen Cryer

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Divorce & Family Law, Paternity, Child Custody, Alimony & Spousal Support, Prenuptial Agreements

Orlando Attorney Gwen J. Cryer has been representing clients throughout the Central Florida area since 2003. Attorney Cryer is a member of the Florida... (more)

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800-919-6751

Melissa Gabriela Morales Lawyer

Melissa Gabriela Morales

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Divorce & Family Law, Family Law, Child Custody, Immigration

Melissa Gabriela Morales, the founder of MGM Law Group, is a devoted advocate driven by a passion for justice. A proud alumna of the University of Cen... (more)

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689-888-7610

Joanna Marie Mitchell Lawyer

Joanna Marie Mitchell

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Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support

Our firm is dedicated to aggressive, successful and honest, representation of our clients. As your lawyers, we believe that communication is key to a... (more)

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352-324-2444

David E. Cauthen Lawyer

David E. Cauthen

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Divorce & Family Law, Family Law, Estate Planning, Child Support, Landlord-Tenant

Mr. Cauthen has been practicing family law since 1973.

Edward A. Storey

Family Law, Bankruptcy, Business Organization, Dispute Resolution
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Wade P. Luther

Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Divorce & Family Law
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Sonica Rhodes Cinami

Family Law, Divorce
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LEGAL TERMS

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge ... (more...)
An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge on her own (sua sponte). For example, in a divorce, at the request of one parent a judge might issue an order directing the other parent to appear in court on a particular date and time to show cause why the first parent should not be given sole physical custody of the children. Although it would seem that the person receiving an order to show cause is at a procedural disadvantage--she, after all, is the one who is told to come up with a convincing reason why the judge shouldn't order something--both sides normally have an equal chance to convince the judge to rule in their favor.

INCURABLE INSANITY

A legal reason for obtaining either a fault divorce or a no-fault divorce. It is rarely used, however, because of the difficulty of proving both the insanity of... (more...)
A legal reason for obtaining either a fault divorce or a no-fault divorce. It is rarely used, however, because of the difficulty of proving both the insanity of the spouse being divorced and that the insanity is incurable.

MARITAL TERMINATION AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD

A person who supports and maintains, in one household, one or more people who are closely related to him by blood, marriage or adoption. Under federal income ta... (more...)
A person who supports and maintains, in one household, one or more people who are closely related to him by blood, marriage or adoption. Under federal income tax law, you are eligible for favorable tax treatment as the head of household only if you are unmarried and you manage a household which is the principal residence (for more than half of the year) of dependent children or other dependent relatives. Under bankruptcy homestead and exemption laws, the terms householder and 'head of household' mean the same thing. Examples include a single woman supporting her disabled sister and her own children or a bachelor supporting his parents. Many states consider a single person supporting only himself to be a head of household as well.

FOSTER CARE

Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents h... (more...)
Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents have a legal responsibility to care for their foster children, but do not have all the rights of a biological parent--for example, they may have limited rights to discipline the children, to raise them according to a certain religion or to authorize non-emergency medical procedures for them. The foster parents do not become the child's legal parents unless the biological parents' rights are terminated by a court and the foster parents adopt the child. This is not typically encouraged, as the goal of foster care is to provide temporary support for the children until they can be returned to their parents. See also foster child.

HOME STUDY

An investigation of prospective adoptive parents to make sure they are fit to raise a child, required by all states. Common areas of inquiry include financial s... (more...)
An investigation of prospective adoptive parents to make sure they are fit to raise a child, required by all states. Common areas of inquiry include financial stability, marital stability, lifestyles and other social factors, physical and mental health and criminal history.

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION

Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information b... (more...)
Information exchanged between two people who (1) have a relationship in which private communications are protected by law, and (2) intend that the information be kept in confidence. The law recognizes certain parties whose communications will be considered confidential and protected, including spouses, doctor and patient, attorney and client, and priest and confessor. Communications between these individuals cannot be disclosed in court unless the protected party waives that protection. The intention that the communication be confidential is critical. For example, if an attorney and his client are discussing a matter in the presence of an unnecessary third party -- for example, in an elevator with other people present -- the discussion will not be considered confidential and may be admitted at trial. Also known as privileged communication.

PALIMONY

A non-legal term coined by journalists to describe the division of property or alimony-like support given by one member of an unmarried couple to the other afte... (more...)
A non-legal term coined by journalists to describe the division of property or alimony-like support given by one member of an unmarried couple to the other after they break up.

RESTRAINING ORDER

An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home or remove a child from the state... (more...)
An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home or remove a child from the state. Restraining orders are typically issued in cases in which spousal abuse or stalking is feared -- or has occurred -- in an attempt to ensure the victim's safety. Restraining orders are also commonly issued to cool down ugly disputes between neighbors.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Amendments to Florida Family Law Rules

The relevant legislation, chapter 2008-61, Laws of Florida, amended various sections of Chapter 61, Florida Statutes, and related statutes, to remove the references to "custody," "primary residential parent," "secondary residential parent," and "visitation." The statutes now require the court ...

AMENDMENTS TO APPROVED FAMILY LAW FORMS

During the 2008 legislative session, the Legislature amended numerous sections of chapter 61, Florida Statutes, redesignating it "Dissolution of Marriage; Support; Time-sharing," and amended various sections of chapters 409, 414, 445, 741, 742, 753, and 827, Florida Statutes. See ...

IN RE AMENDMENTS TO FL. FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE

The Florida Bar's Family Law Rules Committee (Committee) has filed a "Fast-Track Report to Implement 2008 Legislative Changes to Equitable Distribution." The Committee proposes amendments to the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure that conform the rules and forms to recent ...