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Mediation 101: Preparing for Mediation

Posted on Fri, Nov 29, 2013

If you are going through a divorce in Florida, chances are you will decide to participate in the mediation process. Although it is likely that this process will not be enjoyable, it doesn't have to be unpleasant. Important aspects of your life such as financial assets, division of property, and parental responsibility are at stake, so it is crucial to understand the mediation process and be prepared. 

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Grandparents' Rights in a Divorce

Posted on Thu, Nov 28, 2013

Families fracture for a number of reasons ranging from death of a parent to divorces. No matter the reason child custody becomes a priority, as does the rights of the grandparents. Because laws vary depending on the state the grandparent and the child reside in, determining which are relevant is tricky. Knowing your basic rights as a grandparent, understanding your options, and creating an action plan will help ensure your relationship with your grandchild does not have to end and your relationship with the adult parents does not have to be strained.

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Easy Holiday Activities to do with Your Kids

Posted on Wed, Nov 27, 2013

The holidays can be a difficult time for dads. With shopping, social engagements and other obligations it is very easy to become overwhelmed and stressed. It is important to find time in your hectic schedule to find holiday activities that you and your kids will enjoy. For men who have child custody in Jacksonville and North Florida, there are a number of activities that you can do with your kids that are sure to deliver holiday joy. Kenny Leigh and Associates has 6 offices serving Jacksonville, Gainesville, Fleming Island, Daytona and Boca Raton, and Fort Walton Beach in both the North Florida and South Florida areas. 

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Things to Consider When Blending Families

Posted on Tue, Nov 26, 2013

When it comes to second marriages, one of the hardest aspects to deal with is blending families. 

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Issue: Admissibility of Mental Examination Records

Posted on Mon, Nov 25, 2013

MEMORANDUM OF LAW

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10 Questions to Ask When Deciding to Appeal a Divorce Case

Posted on Wed, Nov 20, 2013

If you feel as though your divorce was handled unfairly, there are opportunities to appeal. However, it can be difficult to determine whether to appeal a divorce case. Divorces can be expensive and they can be time-consuming, and you will need to weigh the costs and benefits of each decision. Sometimes it may be better to simply walk away, but other times you need to fight for your possessions and your rights. You can find out more by contacting the men-only family attorneys at Kenny Leigh and Associates. Kenny Leigh and Associates has 6 offices serving Jacksonville, Gainesville, Fleming Island, Daytona and Boca Raton, and Fort Walton Beach in both the North Florida and South Florida areas. 

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Holiday Meal Planning for Dads

Posted on Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Holidays are often a time for family tension and anxiety, and this can be heightened in divorced families; figuring out schedules for visiting, making plans for a holiday meal, executing preparation and serving of the meal. All this while trying to pay special attention to your children; if you don't get to see them that often.

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Children’s Bill of Rights

Posted on Sun, Nov 17, 2013

Being used as a “bargaining” in a divorce proceeding is a traumatic, stressful and psychologically damaging place for a child to be. In order to help children of divorce overcome their status as powerless, many professional legal associations and organizations, adopted and promote a document called the “Bill of Rights for Children of Divorce.”

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Divorce in the Digital Age: Protecting Your Online Identity

Posted on Fri, Nov 15, 2013

Divorces can get ugly, especially in the digital age. When you become truly enmeshed with a partner, you often end up sharing your space with them. Not only does this include your physical property, but also your virtual property. With this in mind, once you are certain that you're going to be getting a divorce, there are a few things that you need to change, not only to protect yourself and your reputation but also to protect your emotions. You may need to call upon prior experience with breakups to deal with the greatest breakup of all: the breakup of matrimony. For more information regarding divorce in the digital age and protecting your online identity, you can contact Kenny Leigh and Associates, men-only divorce attorneys in Jacksonville. Kenny Leigh and Associates has six offices in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Fleming Island, Daytona, Fort Walton Beach and Boca Raton, serving North Florida and South Florida.

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7 Things to Consider Before Dividing Your Retirement Assets

Posted on Thu, Nov 14, 2013

Unlike some other states, Florida provides for a fair and equitable distribution of marital assets. Throughout a divorce, the courts, ex-spouses and attorneys will work together to determine the most fair way to divide all marital property. Marital property is any asset that was acquired throughout a divorce by either party. This means that an inheritance of one of the ex-spouses will still be considered marital property if it was acquired during the marriage. Other forms of marital property include cash, bonds, business assets, physical property and retirement benefits. Retirement benefits are a unique situation. Many individuals are surprised to learn that their retirement account, even if it's under their own name, is still considered a marital asset and is still subject to fair and equitable distribution.

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Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

Posted on Tue, Nov 12, 2013

If you're currently engaged, it may be the right time to start considering the benefits of a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement protects both spouses by clearly outlining the terms should they eventually decide to divorce. While it's never pleasant to think of the possibility of divorce, relationships can change over time. Many people get divorced twenty or thirty years following their marriage, which leaves them with significant amounts of property to separate. A prenuptial agreement simply makes it easier for two parties to separate without any disagreements. Over time, both individuals may find that they acquire wealth together and it can be difficult to determine who owns what. The prenuptials that Jacksonville, Gainesville, Daytona, Fort Walton, Fleming Island and Boca Raton residents create before their wedding will allow them to operate knowing how items will be split up later on, and this will educate their decisions throughout their relationship.

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Mediation Basics for Divorce

Posted on Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Kenny Leigh & Associates, family and mediation lawyers in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Daytona, Gainesville, Boca Raton, and Fort Walton Beach, host a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources for a mediation divorce. However, before beginning the process, we believe it is best for our clients to have some foreknowledge of what the divorce process overall is most likely going to entail. This is particularly true when you are looking to hire mediation services, as this is a specialized section of the divorce process. Since so many divorces are a contentious process, mediation may not seem to be common practice. However, mediation is frequently used in reaching a mutually reasonable conclusion. The following is an overview of the mediation process as it relates to getting a divorce.

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Working Through Your Child’s Divorce

Posted on Sun, Nov 10, 2013

The process of divorce in Jacksonville is a trying time for everyone involved. While a lot is often said about what happens to the children of divorcing parents, what is ignored in far too many occasions is the impact that a grown child's divorce has on their mature parents. Breaking up the family unit is just as hard on everyone, particularly when you raised your child and want them to be as happy as possible.

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Surviving the Co-Parenting Holiday Shuffle

Posted on Fri, Nov 08, 2013

Holidays offer some of your most special opportunities to make lasting memories that you and your children can treasure. Florida's child custody attorneys, Kenny Leigh and Associates are familiar with the difficulties men face, especially during your first few holidays, when you hope to make everything go extra-smoothly as you and your ex-wife coordinate and manage your children's holidays from separate home bases.

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Choosing Your Battles in a Divorce

Posted on Fri, Nov 08, 2013

Going through a divorce can bring out different emotions, many of them negative. If you aren't fully in support of the divorce or you have anger toward your ex for her actions, you may want to hurt her financially or emotionally. Your anger could cause you to try to take something away from her during the divorce or direct your feelings toward her or your child. Getting a divorce is never simple, but you can take steps to make the end of your relationship go much smoother. If you have a child with your ex and have to deal with her in the future, choosing your battles wisely and as rationally as possible during a divorce can be vital to ensuring the best outcomes for all involved. With the help of one of Kenny Leigh and Associates, attorneys for men only in Jacksonville FL, you can have a better chance of finding compromises with your ex that can work for both of you and allow you both to remain financially, emotionally and mentally stable. Kenny Leigh and Associates has six offices in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Daytona, Gainesville, Fort Walton Beach, and Boca Raton, serving all of North and South Florida.

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Child Custody: Questions Answered

Posted on Thu, Nov 07, 2013

When going through a child custody dispute, you are likely to have many questions. Kenny Leigh & Associates, child custody attorneys in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Boca Raton, Fort Walton, and Daytona, can help you with retaining custody of your child. Untangling child custody disputes can be a long and emotional process. As a father, you will want to protect your child custody rights while sheltering your children from the worst of the legal dispute. For more information, contact Kenny Leigh and Associates, a men-only family law firm. Kenny Leigh and Associates has six office locations in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Fleming Island, Daytona and Boca Raton, and Fort Walton Beach, serving North and South Florida. 

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Protecting Your Credit in a Divorce

Posted on Wed, Nov 06, 2013

It's obvious that divorce is a difficult situation to deal with. You have to work through the emotional fallout of losing your partner, dealing with custody agreements when there are kids involved, and trying to protect your finances. When you're so caught up on the emotional side of things, sometimes the financial issues go unchecked and you forget all about protecting yourself for the long term. The short term implication of setting up a separate home, paying child support, and other issues are more immediately pressing, but you also need to keep in mind that there are credit implications of divorce that are far reaching as well. Financial misconduct in divorce in Florida isn't an issue that anyone wants to deal with, so it's best to proactively protect your credit.

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What No One Tells You about Divorce

Posted on Tue, Nov 05, 2013

Now that you and your ex have made the decision to divorce, you may be feeling overwhelmed by many emotions. They could vary from having a sense of freedom to feeling anxious about your future. Perhaps you have also seen some of your male friends struggling with unexpected issues as well. Whether or not you had an amicable separation, there is always an aftermath of divorce.

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Ten Tips for the Holidays

Posted on Mon, Nov 04, 2013

If you’re divorced or you’re in the process of getting divorced, the holidays can be trying times for you and your children. If you are in the process of a divorce right now in the Jacksonville, Gainesville, Boca Raton, Fleming Island or Daytona area, be sure to consult an attorney who has experience in family law. In the meantime, here are ten tips to make the holidays easier.

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What is a Legal Separation in Florida?

Posted on Sat, Nov 02, 2013

When deciding if divorce is the right choice for your family, make sure that you do your part in researching the process. First, you may consider a legal separation for a period of time. Legal separation is a trial period before a divorce that allows you to document that you are now living apart. During this time, you will be able to figure out what is involved with divorce, and you and your spouse can set up a separation agreement that allows you to figure out the terms of your divorce. 

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Divorce during the Adoption Process

Posted on Fri, Nov 01, 2013

November has been designated the National Adoption Month, so most people right now associated with the issue are thinking about how to make an adoption happen or how to promote adoption in general. The last thing anyone wants to be dealing with is trying to keep an adoption going to final approval while dealing with a divorce at the same time. However, it happens, and there are certain aspects a person needs to be aware of when trying to manage both issues in the State of Florida.

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