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Category Archives: Family Law

Five Ways To Help Your Children Deal With Divorce

By William E. Raikes III |

The breakup of a marriage is never easy, even if there has been a lengthy separation or the choice to divorce was mutual. When children are involved, it makes a difficult situation even harder. If you or someone you know is going through a marital separation or is planning on getting a divorce, it… Read More »

Getting a Legal Name Change

By William E. Raikes III |

Names are our way of identifying people, places and things. The names we choose or are given in life may represent our ethnic heritage, honor a relative, or cement our place within a family group. While many people do not even think about their names or where that name came from, for others their… Read More »

Getting Court Ordered Alimony

By William E. Raikes III |

Alimony is a main point of contention for many couples going through divorce. Alimony is meant to help the receiving spouse get on their feet financially after the break-up of the marriage, and some couples are able to agree on an amount that seems fair to them. In other cases, determining when and how… Read More »

Marital Property Division: Protecting Your Assets

By William E. Raikes III |

Going through a divorce is a difficult process. In even the simplest cases, the dissolution of a marriage often involves many raw feelings and emotions, and it is not uncommon to feel what can be an overwhelming sense of loss. In cases involving children or where there are property and assets at stake, tensions… Read More »

Dealing with School Violence and Bullies

By William E. Raikes III |

While our children may not always look forward to going to school to each day, the ability to get a solid education is both a right and a privilege in this country. Early education lays a foundation on which young people can build their knowledge and pursue their dreams, and their academic achievements should… Read More »

Modifying Child Support Orders

By William E. Raikes III |

As parents, we want what is best for our children. We want to provide them with the emotional support they need to grow and thrive, as well as the financial support to ensure their needs are provided for. For unmarried parents or couples who have gone through a divorce, when and how much financial… Read More »

Child Custody and Parenting Plans

By William E. Raikes III |

In any type of marital separation or divorce proceeding, child custody and visitation is always a sensitive and potentially volatile issue. While trying to put the best interests of the child or children first, parents can’t help but be somewhat fearful or defensive in terms of guarding their own right to be with their… Read More »

Grandparents’ Rights To Children In Custody Matters

By William E. Raikes III |

When a couple divorces, often times it requires significant negotiation to make a custody arrangement that both parties are happy with. There’s the consideration of who the child or children will reside with, how often the non-custodial parent will get visitation, how and when each parent will get to see the children over holidays… Read More »

Getting and Enforcing An Order for Child Support

By William E. Raikes III |

Raising children is expensive, and never more so than now. Between the rising costs of daily essentials such as food and clothing, combined with high health care and education costs, extra-curricular activities, field trips, cell phones, shopping trips to the mall and nights out at the movies, it’s easy to see why today’s parents… Read More »

Florida Grounds for Divorce

By William E. Raikes III |

Making the decision to end a marriage is often a painful, highly sensitive matter. There may have been long standing issues which family and friends may or may not be aware of, such as domestic abuse, alcohol abuse, adultery, or just an ongoing loss of affection and either emotional or physical separation. These types… Read More »

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