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May 2017 Archives

A grandparent’s visitation rights

With almost 20 percent of the population of Florida surpassing the age of 65 and around 75 percent of those seniors assumed to be grandparents, the issue of visitation rights for grandparents is a hot topic across the state. We at The Law Office of Philip J. Schipani understand these concerns and work hard to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given the visitation time that you deserve.

Dividing your artwork during divorce

Determining who gets what after a divorce in Florida can be stressful and complex. Generally, you will have to divide retirement accounts, vehicles, houses and debt, but one of the most difficult pieces of property to determine can be artwork. This is especially true if you are the artist. We at The Law Office of Philip J. Shipani have created this guide to help you know what to expect if you find yourself needing to split up your art.

Be careful what you post on social media during divorce

Posting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram during a family law proceeding can be a mistake.  Divorce and child custody are adversarial proceedings, and the other side will gather information to undermine your position.  One of the ways they will do this is by seeing what you post on social media. 

Making your custody case as stress-free as possible

Determining child custody in Florida can be a somewhat tiring process, especially because there are guidelines to keep in mind and follow. At the Law Office of Philip J. Schipani, P.A., we work hard to bring you all the information you could need about the process of determining child custody, as well as tips for making the process go by more quickly.

Breaking the news to your child

Couples in Florida who are getting a divorce may have one extra hurdle to overcome if they have a kid. This hurdle takes the form of the question, "how do I tell my child that their parents are getting a divorce?" It's common question, and while answers may vary depending on individual situations and the people involved, there are still some basic tips that are similar across the board.

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