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Domestic violence in Florida

Domestic violence is one of the most serious family law issues in Florida. As the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence points out, under Florida law, many forms of domestic violence, such as assault, battery, stalking, kidnapping and false imprisonment, are criminal offenses if they result in injury to or the death of a family or household member.

What can a postnuptial agreement accomplish?

If you are a husband or wife, you live in Florida and you did not create a prenuptial agreement before your marital union, you may find reason to create and sign a postnuptial agreement sometime during your marriage. Couples choose to do so for a myriad of reasons, and these legally binding agreements can accomplish any number of things based on a couple’s unique needs. 

Are there ways to ensure being awarded custody?

Under Florida state law, both parents have equal rights to being awarded custody of their children in a divorce. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement, the court will step in. In doing so, the court will look at some specific things to determine whether it is in the children's best interest to be placed with you or your spouse.

The steps to adoption in Florida

Once you have decided to adopt a child in Florida, there are several things that you will need to do to prepare. We at The Law Offices of Philip J. Schipani are here to help you every step of the way as you grow your family through the process of adoption.

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.

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