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Can I appeal my child custody order?

Most parents choose to settle their child custody matters in out-of-court agreements. Such an outcome is preferable because, although the parents may need to reach a compromise, they remain in control of the result. When a case goes to trial, on the other hand, a family court judge will make the decision, and the outcome isn't predictable with full accuracy. Sometimes the result is not even appropriate under the law.

Appealing a family law decision

At Mercedes R. Wechsler, PA, one of our jobs as family law attorneys is to balance client expectations of what is fair with the cold hard reality of the law. The thing is, Florida's laws were created to be "fair," so if you don't think the judge made an appropriate ruling, there's a chance you might be correct.

Appeals ruling categorizes civil settlement as joint property

Could money from a civil suit be considered joint marital property during divorce? That is what one appeals court is currently considering after an inmate received a massive settlement for wrongful incarceration. The man, who had been imprisoned for 20 years on a rape and murder charge, received a $20 million settlement for his wrongful conviction. Now, his wife wants a piece of the pie in their divorce proceedings.

Biological dad denied all parental rights because mom was married

A Florida father is suffering after the birth of his child because he does not have any parental rights over the child and he's unable to get visitation rights over the child. There is no disputation that the man is the biological father. The problem is that unbeknownst him, the boy's mother was already married to another man.

Why a prenuptial agreement is a good idea

While the thought of a prenuptial agreement may not seem romantic, such a document is becoming more common among the engaged, with good reason. A prenuptial agreement is not only for couples with high incomes. There are plenty of reasons having one in place is a smart idea.

Divorce order appeals in Orlando

As with other types of legal matters, it may be possible to appeal the decision reached by a divorce court regarding an Orlando divorce case. By appealing a divorce court ruling, one of the spouses will be challenging the court's decision in an attempt to change the rights and obligations required by the final divorce judgment.


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