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IACP Survey: Collaborative Process From the Clients’ Perspective

Introduction to IACP Client Survey The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (“IACP”) has been conducting a survey which studies clients’ experiences with collaborative divorce and collaborative family law in general.  Collaborative divorce is a process by which parties, instead of going to court to litigate, agree to a private framework that lends itself to developing […]

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Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay Unveils New Website

The Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay (“CDITB”) recently unveiled its brand new website to promote the dynamic and growing practice of collaborative law.  The new website address is http://CollaborativeDivorceTampaBay.com. As a member of the CDITB Website Steering Committee, I am proud of the work we accomplished in bringing the website public.  You can find […]

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Collaborative Divorce: Keeping the Process Out of the Courts

The following passage of an article from the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay discusses a collaborative law agreement, how parties are encouraged to settle rather than institute a court action, and the differences between collaborative divorce and mediation:      Once you decide that Collaborative Divorce is right for you, the first step is […]

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Limited Representation: A Cost-Effective Family Law Option

As the economy went south, everyone sought options to trim his or her budget.  Some people skipped Starbucks and began brewing their own coffee.  Others found creative ways to recycle their grocery bags.  Still others completely transformed their driving habits to achieve better gas mileage.  But one pronounced trend in the legal community has been […]

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Family Law Filing Fees in Polk County

I previous wrote about filing fees in Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County, and Sarasota County.  In this post I review current filing fees in the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Polk County, for common family law matters.  A person who initiates a family law case (the “Petitioner”) will pay the following: Adoption- $400.00* Child Custody (non-divorce)- $300.00** Child Support (non-divorce)- […]

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Filing Fees in Sarasota County

I previous wrote about filing fees in Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, and Pasco County.  In this post I review current filing fees in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Sarasota County, for common family law matters.  A person who initiates a family law case (the “Petitioner”) will pay the following:

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Video: The Family Law Project – Child Support

In the following dramatization from Aspen Publishing, child support guidelines are reviewed: You should note that Florida utilizes the “Income Shares” approach (the second guidelines approach discussed) to determine a child support amount.  However, in addition to including the pro rata share of income from each parent, the Florida child support guidelines also factors in […]