Parenting Plans – New Family New Traditions

Thanksgiving is upon us and the calendar is filling up for the end of the year. Most divorced parents are calendaring experts especially at the holidays, they live by the calendar and their days with the children. For some newly divorced or separated parents the first holiday alone can be stressful as it brings a new set of challenges. Creating a new holiday tradition for your family may be just the thing to smooth over a new holiday schedule. See the article below for more ideas on creating a new Thanksgiving tradition. During your divorce you will create a parenting plan, or a schedule of where your children will be until they turn 18 years old. Parenting plans are created to help families transition from being together to being separate. It is important to remember that if you have a parenting plan that its a guideline, you are free to change it if the other parent is in agreement. Remember to keep an open mind when you former spouse is asking for flexibility surrounding a holiday in the parenting plan, because you may need the same courtesy next year. If you have questions about how to create a functional parenting plan please contact Family Law Attorney Jennifer T. Dane at 407-260-0500 for help today.

 

https://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/traditions/Thanksgiving-Family-rituals

Same Sex Marriage and Divorce

Same sex marriage was confirmed by the Supreme Court decision several years ago, however, the implementation has taken considerably more time. In last nights nail-bitter election coverage, you may have missed the unseating of the clerk of court in Kentucky who initially refused to issue same sex marriage licences. (See the article below) Florida has been recognizing same sex marriages and divorces for several years. Winter Park family law attorney Jennifer T. Dane helps guide all types of different families through the divorcing process. If you are seeking sound legal advise and a practical approach to your same sex divorce, please contact the Law Office of Jennifer T. Dane today for a confidential consultation, 407-260-0500.

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/politics/clerk-who-refused-to-sign-off-on-samesex-marriages-loses-reelection

How long does it take to get divorced?

A very common questions people seeking divorce ask is how long is my divorce going to take? That is often a hard question to answer. There are many different factors that go into how long a divorce may take starting with what type of divorce you choose. For example, people to select to get divorced using the collaborative model are more likely to complete their divorce faster than those who use a traditional litigation model. If you select a traditional litigation model and are able to settle all of your cases issues within the mediation process, the typical divorce takes on average between 6 to 8 months to close out, if however, your divorce is extremely contentious and heavily litigated it can take years. There are many ways to speed the divorce process along in Florida and if you are interested in learning about all of your options contact Winter Park family lawyer, Jennifer T. Dane at 407-260-0500 for more information.

 

 

 

 

Halloween Safety

Happy Halloween! Surprisingly Halloween is a holiday that divorcing parents often address in their parenting plans. There are many different ways to deal with the Halloween holiday, however, usually the parties rotate every other year. Halloween is such a fun holiday for all ages of children, and adults. If its your year with the kids for Halloween, make sure you keep them safe by reviewing a few tips from the National Safety Counsel in the article below, and if you have any questions about how to create a functional and fair parenting plan for your children or about your divorce in general, call attorney Jennifer T Dane today for a confidential consultation at 407-260-0500.

Divorcing and Bird Nesting – Yes or No?

The landscape of divorce is changing, the majority of the population is no longer interested in the War of the Roses opting instead for an amicable  divorcing process, which often leads to creative ideas on how to make the divorce work for the family. One way that divorcing couples are getting creative is through “bird nesting”. Essentially, the children stay in the house and the parents move in and out for the timesharing. Some families find this the most stable way for the children to adjust to their parents divorce. Every family is unique, even when going through a divorce, and it takes a special level of trust and respect between the parties in order for this type of timesharing arrangement to work, but it can work. If you are considering divorce or have questions that are unique to your family in a divorce, call the Law Office of Jennifer T. Dane at 407-260-0500 for a confidential consultation and we will discuss all of your options.

 

Should you divorce now or later

If alimony, also known as spousal support is an element in your case, you may consider finalizing your divorce before the end of the year. The new tax code goes into effect on January 1, 2019. This new law will essentially cause the payor spouse to loose the above the line tax deduction for spousal support payments. All divorces not finalized by January 1, 2019 will be subject to the payor and payee spouses having to pay taxes on the support. The following article delves deeper into the issue and somethings you should take into consideration. If you have questions about whether or not your case is an alimony case, call the Law Office of Jennifer T. Dane for a confidential consultation today 407-260-0500.

 

 

Back to School Single Parent

Learning how to co-parent and share the parental responsibility for children after a divorce or separation can be a stressful endeavor for many couples. Things you may have once handled seamlessly when you were married can suddenly become a strain as a single parent. In order to avoid back to school issues communication and organization are key. Here is an good article on getting ready for back to school time! back-to-school-tips-6-ideas-to-stay-connected-organized-and-communicating.

If you are facing a new school year with a new family dynamic and need the guidance of a good legal advice and solid decision making, call the experience Family Law Attorneys at the Law Office of Jennifer Dane today. We have experience helping people navigate the family law courts and we would welcome the opportunity to help your family. Call today for a confidential consultation 407-260-0500.

 

Relocation with Minor Children

We live in a very mobile country and particularly transient state, so when divorced parties want to relocate it is sometimes a shock to the system to realize they need permission for the courts. There is a very specific Florida statute 61.13001 which govern relocation. The Statute specifically governs the relocation of the parent, not the child, which is even more confusing to most parents. As a rule, if you want to relocate more than 50 miles then you will be required to either file a Petition for Relocation or reach an agreement with the other party regarding the relocation.

For more help and information about how to successfully relocate with your minor children, call the skilled relocation attorneys at the Law Office of Jennifer Dane, in Winter Park today, 407-260-0500.

Mandatory Parenting Course

When you are getting a divorce and you have a 16-year-old or a 6-year-old child you and your partner will be required to take a 4-hour Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course. This course is intended to educate parents on the concepts of co-parenting for the benefit of the minor child through the separation and after the divorce.

Depending on the county where venue is proper for your case (typically the last place you resided together as a family) that county may have specific requirements for the Parenting Course. For example, Seminole and Brevard Counties require the course be taken in person, while Orange and Osceola Counties only require a certificate from an online course. Once you have completed the course the certificate will be filed with the clerk of court. It is important to remember that the completion of the course is required before you can finalize your divorce.

Divorcing can be a time-consuming process which we generally see effect the parties themselves, however, it is important to remember the toll the divorce may have on the children and how to best prepare them for what they may feel as the uncertainty that lies ahead. The course is not meant to punish divorcing couples instead to educate them on a process they have likely never been through for the benefit of their children.

If you have additional question about divorce in Orange, Osceola, Seminole or Volusia counties, contact the attorneys at the Winter Park Family Law Office of Jennifer Dane. Call today for your confidential consultation 407-260-0500.

 

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Parenting Plans – New Family New Traditions

Thanksgiving is upon us and the calendar is filling up for the end of the year. Most divorced parents are calendaring experts especially at the holidays, they live by the calendar and their days with the children. For some newly divorced or separated parents the first holiday alone can be stressful as it brings a new set of challenges. Creating a new holiday tradition for your family may be just the thing to smooth over a new holiday schedule. See the article below for more ideas on creating a new Thanksgiving tradition. During your divorce you will create a parenting plan, or a schedule of where your children will be until they turn 18 years old. Parenting plans are created to help families transition from being together to being separate. It is important to remember that if you have a parenting plan that its a guideline, you are free to change it if the other parent is in agreement. Remember to keep an open mind when you former spouse is asking for flexibility surrounding a holiday in the parenting plan, because you may need the same courtesy next year. If you have questions about how to create a functional parenting plan please contact Family Law Attorney Jennifer T. Dane at 407-260-0500 for help today.

 

https://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/traditions/Thanksgiving-Family-rituals

Same Sex Marriage and Divorce

Same sex marriage was confirmed by the Supreme Court decision several years ago, however, the implementation has taken considerably more time. In last nights nail-bitter election coverage, you may have missed the unseating of the clerk of court in Kentucky who initially refused to issue same sex marriage licences. (See the article below) Florida has been recognizing same sex marriages and divorces for several years. Winter Park family law attorney Jennifer T. Dane helps guide all types of different families through the divorcing process. If you are seeking sound legal advise and a practical approach to your same sex divorce, please contact the Law Office of Jennifer T. Dane today for a confidential consultation, 407-260-0500.

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/politics/clerk-who-refused-to-sign-off-on-samesex-marriages-loses-reelection

How long does it take to get divorced?

A very common questions people seeking divorce ask is how long is my divorce going to take? That is often a hard question to answer. There are many different factors that go into how long a divorce may take starting with what type of divorce you choose. For example, people to select to get divorced using the collaborative model are more likely to complete their divorce faster than those who use a traditional litigation model. If you select a traditional litigation model and are able to settle all of your cases issues within the mediation process, the typical divorce takes on average between 6 to 8 months to close out, if however, your divorce is extremely contentious and heavily litigated it can take years. There are many ways to speed the divorce process along in Florida and if you are interested in learning about all of your options contact Winter Park family lawyer, Jennifer T. Dane at 407-260-0500 for more information.

 

 

 

 

Halloween Safety

Happy Halloween! Surprisingly Halloween is a holiday that divorcing parents often address in their parenting plans. There are many different ways to deal with the Halloween holiday, however, usually the parties rotate every other year. Halloween is such a fun holiday for all ages of children, and adults. If its your year with the kids for Halloween, make sure you keep them safe by reviewing a few tips from the National Safety Counsel in the article below, and if you have any questions about how to create a functional and fair parenting plan for your children or about your divorce in general, call attorney Jennifer T Dane today for a confidential consultation at 407-260-0500.

Divorcing and Bird Nesting – Yes or No?

The landscape of divorce is changing, the majority of the population is no longer interested in the War of the Roses opting instead for an amicable  divorcing process, which often leads to creative ideas on how to make the divorce work for the family. One way that divorcing couples are getting creative is through “bird nesting”. Essentially, the children stay in the house and the parents move in and out for the timesharing. Some families find this the most stable way for the children to adjust to their parents divorce. Every family is unique, even when going through a divorce, and it takes a special level of trust and respect between the parties in order for this type of timesharing arrangement to work, but it can work. If you are considering divorce or have questions that are unique to your family in a divorce, call the Law Office of Jennifer T. Dane at 407-260-0500 for a confidential consultation and we will discuss all of your options.

 

Should you divorce now or later

If alimony, also known as spousal support is an element in your case, you may consider finalizing your divorce before the end of the year. The new tax code goes into effect on January 1, 2019. This new law will essentially cause the payor spouse to loose the above the line tax deduction for spousal support payments. All divorces not finalized by January 1, 2019 will be subject to the payor and payee spouses having to pay taxes on the support. The following article delves deeper into the issue and somethings you should take into consideration. If you have questions about whether or not your case is an alimony case, call the Law Office of Jennifer T. Dane for a confidential consultation today 407-260-0500.

 

 

Back to School Single Parent

Learning how to co-parent and share the parental responsibility for children after a divorce or separation can be a stressful endeavor for many couples. Things you may have once handled seamlessly when you were married can suddenly become a strain as a single parent. In order to avoid back to school issues communication and organization are key. Here is an good article on getting ready for back to school time! back-to-school-tips-6-ideas-to-stay-connected-organized-and-communicating.

If you are facing a new school year with a new family dynamic and need the guidance of a good legal advice and solid decision making, call the experience Family Law Attorneys at the Law Office of Jennifer Dane today. We have experience helping people navigate the family law courts and we would welcome the opportunity to help your family. Call today for a confidential consultation 407-260-0500.

 

Relocation with Minor Children

We live in a very mobile country and particularly transient state, so when divorced parties want to relocate it is sometimes a shock to the system to realize they need permission for the courts. There is a very specific Florida statute 61.13001 which govern relocation. The Statute specifically governs the relocation of the parent, not the child, which is even more confusing to most parents. As a rule, if you want to relocate more than 50 miles then you will be required to either file a Petition for Relocation or reach an agreement with the other party regarding the relocation.

For more help and information about how to successfully relocate with your minor children, call the skilled relocation attorneys at the Law Office of Jennifer Dane, in Winter Park today, 407-260-0500.

Mandatory Parenting Course

When you are getting a divorce and you have a 16-year-old or a 6-year-old child you and your partner will be required to take a 4-hour Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course. This course is intended to educate parents on the concepts of co-parenting for the benefit of the minor child through the separation and after the divorce.

Depending on the county where venue is proper for your case (typically the last place you resided together as a family) that county may have specific requirements for the Parenting Course. For example, Seminole and Brevard Counties require the course be taken in person, while Orange and Osceola Counties only require a certificate from an online course. Once you have completed the course the certificate will be filed with the clerk of court. It is important to remember that the completion of the course is required before you can finalize your divorce.

Divorcing can be a time-consuming process which we generally see effect the parties themselves, however, it is important to remember the toll the divorce may have on the children and how to best prepare them for what they may feel as the uncertainty that lies ahead. The course is not meant to punish divorcing couples instead to educate them on a process they have likely never been through for the benefit of their children.

If you have additional question about divorce in Orange, Osceola, Seminole or Volusia counties, contact the attorneys at the Winter Park Family Law Office of Jennifer Dane. Call today for your confidential consultation 407-260-0500.

 

Gray Divorce

Gray Divorce and what it means for your retirement. Read more here

 

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman jumped on the "gray divorce" bandwagon in 2017.

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