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Establishing paternity as an unwed dad

Florida dads play an important role throughout their child’s life. For unwed fathers who wish to have a relationship with their child, but have split with the mother, it is challenging. At The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC, we have experience representing clients who want visitation rights or joint custody of their child.

How can I tell whether my partner is cheating?

Even the suspicion of infidelity can be enough to ruin a marriage. That’s why spouses want to get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible, both for their well-being as well as that of their families. While the situation is not always cut and dry, Psychology Today recommends looking out for the following signs if you’re concerned your partner is being unfaithful.

How can I prepare for an adoption home study?

Adopting a child in Florida is a very exciting time for your entire family. However, you may have anxiety about the home study portion of the process, which entails a social worker visiting your home and interviewing your family. Adoption.org offers the following information on home studies so you can be properly prepared for yours.

What should I not do during a divorce?

Divorce is rarely easy, even when both parties agree on major issues like custody and asset division. That’s why it’s important for couples in Florida to take the proper steps during the uncoupling process. Live About offers the following tips on how you can successfully navigate your divorce.

Experts provide support for people recovering from divorce

When people decide to go through with divorcing their spouse in Florida, it can be overwhelming as they face the challenge of separating their life from their spouse and moving toward independence once again. For many people, a change as significant as getting a divorce can rock the foundation of their life from their finances to their social circle. Overcoming the difficulties that are part of a divorce and moving forward with life is a task that usually requires people to seek help and support from people who have been through a similar situation.

Vigilance can keep a divorce from hurting a person's credit score

When a couple is going through a divorce in Florida, it is inevitable that there will be periods where they are so distracted by the drastic changes to their familial relationships that they risk missing important details. Because divorce is such a complicated process, it is imperative that couples stay vigilant throughout their separation to prevent prolonging the process or compromising their financial future. 

Challenges of same-sex divorce

Same-sex couples in Florida are now able to enjoy the same benefits of marriage as their heterosexual counterparts. Unfortunately, with marriage there also comes the possibility of divorce. While gay couples are free to divorce as well as marry, there are some complications that couples may encounter once they start the process. 

Your home and mortgage in a divorce

When getting divorced, many spouses in Florida want desperately to stay in their homes. Some wish for this for the benefit of providing stability to their children during a time filled with so many other changes. This is certainly a reasonable desire for a legitimate purpose but it may not necessarily be in a person's best interest financially to do this.

How can I help my child adjust to adoption?

Families in Florida looking to expand their home to a child in need may choose to adopt. When adopting toddlers or older kids, adoptive families should take certain steps to create a smoother transition into their homes. This is especially true when adopting children from overseas, who may find adapting to their new environment extremely rough. Parents magazine offers the following advice in this case, which will ensure your child feels comfortable.

What are the benefits of same-sex marriage?

Since 2015, same-sex couples around the country, including Florida, are now able to marry and enjoy all the rights granted to their opposite-sex counterparts. However, if you and your partner are considering getting married, you may still have some confusion about what those rights entail and what benefits the two of you stand to gain if you get married. 

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