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Why Verbal Agreements Don’t Work in Family Law Cases

Posted on Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Verbal agreements can be just as binding as written agreements, but only if both parties are willing to honestly acknowledge the agreement. However, words really have no meaning in the legal system, unless they are backed up by documentation. Many men find themselves in a dilemma, when they have not properly documented agreements with their ex-spouse and are later faced with child support, custody agreements, divorce related issues, and division of property. With offices in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Daytona, Gainesville, Fort Walton Beach, and Boca Raton, Florida, Kenny Leigh and Associates is a family law firm that represents only men and is committed to helping men understand their legal rights.

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20 Winter Activities to Do With Your Kids in Florida

Posted on Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Divorce and separation are naturally hard on children, and parents should do all they can to protect their children from the pain of the changing family dynamics. It is very important that your children know how much you love them, and that you create some tangible, precious memories for them to hold in their hearts for the rest of their lives.

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5 Tips for Dealing with an Irrational Ex-Spouse

Posted on Mon, Jan 27, 2014

When couples separate or file for divorce, they may go through a period of time when they just can’t get along. One spouse or both can become irrational and seemingly go out of her way to argue and cause problems for the former spouse. Unfortunately, this creates chaos and quite often emotional turmoil for all parties involved.

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Are you Entitled to Alimony?

Posted on Thu, Jan 23, 2014

The purpose of alimony is to supplement the loss of financial support for the spouse who is impacted by the divorce to the extent that some level of continued financial contribution by the former spouse is determined to be necessary. The need for alimony and the ability to pay alimony are the legal determinates used to assess judgments granting alimony to a spouse as a result of divorce in Fleming Island or elsewhere. Kenny Leigh and Associates is a family law firm that represents men only with offices in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Gainesville, Daytona, Fort Walton Beach, and Boca Raton, serving all of North and South Florida.

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Unmarried Parental Rights in Florida

Posted on Wed, Jan 22, 2014

Unmarried parents will often struggle with a number of difficult situations in regards to child support and child custody. The unmarried father can have a partner who is contesting his paternity, which makes it hard for him to receive visitation rights or spend time with his child. In certain instances, fathers have been forced to pay support for children that aren’t theirs. In these situations, you need someone who can help address your parental rights in Jacksonville or elsewhere. Kenny Leigh and Associates is a family law firm that represents men only with offices in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Gainesville, Daytona, Fort Walton Beach, and Boca Raton, serving all of North and South Florida.

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Alimony: A Road Map

Posted on Tue, Jan 21, 2014

How does alimony get calculated?

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Super Bowl Recipe Ideas for Fathers

Posted on Mon, Jan 20, 2014

The roar of a crowd cheering on their favorite football team seems like a simple pleasure in life. Having gone through every phase of the playoffs, your team is now facing a powerful opponent who made it over every hurdle to get to compete in the Super Bowl.

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Where to Start When Considering a Divorce

Posted on Fri, Jan 17, 2014

Are you currently considering a divorce? If so, you are not alone. Many people have made the decision to start divorce proceedings. However, before you consider the major step of a divorce, you should understand the impact that a divorce will have on your life. 

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8 Tips for Dealing with Divorce Stress

Posted on Thu, Jan 16, 2014

Facing divorce is stressful for anyone. Negative stress soars for most men who receive sudden news of an impending divorce. You have to quickly make preparations to find a new place to live, have money set aside for a lawyer, and scramble perhaps to come up with a method to fight just to see your kids. Perhaps you are in the middle of a divorce. The long, grueling custody battle for the kids is not only stressful, but emotionally draining as well. Or, there's the aftermath of a divorce, if you're just out of one. Even if you don't have children, it's not easy to adjust to being single again. Life may feel broken and work may not be an adequate escape from this new life. Fortunately, there is help for men going through a divorce in Boca Raton and throughout North and South Florida.

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7 Valentine’s Day Activities for Fathers

Posted on Wed, Jan 15, 2014

With a pending or completed divorce, Valentine's Day is up there with anniversaries and birthdays when it comes to heart wrenching memories.  It's a holiday based on love, and in many divorce cases, it can be an unpleasant reminder of the love that has been lost. Thankfully, Valentine's Day can also be a great time to remember the perks of being single, and it's a great opportunity to spend some time with your children. Try some of these seven Valentine's Day activities and forget the woes of being single on the day designed for couples.

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Ideas for Volunteering with Your Kids after Divorce

Posted on Tue, Jan 14, 2014

The new year brings forth fresh opportunities to start a new hobby or project, and there’s no better way to enjoy “dad time” with your kids than doing something positive for the community. Not only will you and the youngsters be helping others, but everyone involved will benefit, as well. Research has indicated that many positive long-term influences result from learning to volunteer at any age, and the practice appears to have additional benefits for youth.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Credit During Divorce

Posted on Mon, Jan 13, 2014

Divorce is never easy financially, but an angry or simply irresponsible spouse can make it even worse by ruining your credit. Even a well-meaning ex-spouse can hurt your score by missing payments as she struggles to adjust to a single-income household, or you can hurt yourself by overestimating your own income. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to make sure your credit emerges unscathed from your divorce.

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Modifying Visitation Rights

Posted on Sun, Jan 12, 2014

If you are a divorced or separated parent and you want to modify your visitation rights in Fort Walton or throughout the state of Florida, there are a few things that you need to know. The process of modifying visitation rights can be complex and there are a number of factors that are considered when the judge is hearing the case to modify the current visitation structure. If you want professional representation to give you the best chance of getting the results you want, Kenny Leigh and Associates serves all of North and South Florida with offices in Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Boca Raton, Daytona and Fleming Island. Kenny Leigh and Associates is a family law firm that represents men only.

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Father’s Rights in an Out-Of-State Custody Battle

Posted on Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Get a Lawyer Working on Your Side Regarding Custody

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Child Support Statistics You Should Know

Posted on Thu, Jan 09, 2014

As an active dad, you go far beyond simply changing a few diapers. You are the one attending to your child's emotional needs and genuinely love being the one taking care of them. From potty training to tantrums and homework, you are involved in a meaningful way.

So, what happens when a dad who is actively involved is faced with the possibility of a nasty custody battle? The top five things that active fathers should know before they ever walk into a courtroom are outlined below.

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How to Know if Mediation is Right for You

Posted on Wed, Jan 08, 2014

Divorce mediation is a process where both parties sit down and allow a third-party who is neutral to the case resolve the issues surrounding their divorce. In some instances, this can be great for couples without any deep-rooted animosity toward each other. Before you make a final decision on mediation lawyers in Jacksonville or at one of our other offices, consider what type of relationship you have with your spouse. If the following statements are true, mediation may be the best way to finalize your divorce, with mediation lawyers in Jacksonville working on your side.

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Pitfalls to Avoid in the Divorce Process

Posted on Tue, Jan 07, 2014

We have all heard that "hindsight is 20/20." This tends to be especially true when it comes to divorce. So many people find themselves acting irrationally, aggressively, or irresponsibly during their divorce. This behavior is often out of character, and divorce can bring out negative traits in even the best of people. Many of the mistakes that people make can be avoided with a little coaching from a qualified lawyer. When you hire experienced divorce attorneys in Daytona, FL or at one of our other locations, you can help ensure that you don't make these common mistakes.

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Dividing Debt During Divorce

Posted on Mon, Jan 06, 2014

Debt is just about as American as baseball and apple pie. When you think about the number of American couples who owe a tremendous amount of debt, the number is truly amazing. They have a mortgage on their home, a loan on their car, and they use credit cards to cover real emergencies and even luxury purchases. The debt might not seem like a big deal when you are living happily ever after, but what happens when the marriage starts going downhill? Who is going to get stuck paying the bills?

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The Rising Trend of Men Receiving Alimony

Posted on Fri, Jan 03, 2014

A great deal has changed in society in the last 20 years. The rise of the Internet, the rise of women in high-powered positions, and the rise in divorce rates are just a few. For many years, alimony was long thought of as reserved for women, as, primarily, they took on the tasks of housework and child-rearing in lieu of a career that paid the bills. Today, millions of women leave their homes everyday and take part in corporate society. They are lawyers, doctors, finance officers, and executives. Along the same lines, more men are leaving behind corporate America and settling for less demanding jobs so that they can enjoy time with their families. Some men have focused their efforts on family and homemaking, in lieu of a career path. Because of this, there is a rising trend in men seeking and receiving alimony. In just the last several years, alimony lawyers in Gainesville and at our other five locations have noticed a spike in the number of men seeking alimony from their soon-to-be ex-wives. 

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January is Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month

Posted on Thu, Jan 02, 2014

Based on information from the U.S. Census Bureau in 2009, only 17 percent of parents who had primary custody of their children were men. The time that fathers are able to spend with their children is limited and precious. Regardless of whether you are sharing custody with your ex-wife, or you have partial custody or just visitation rights for your little ones, being a great dad to children going through a divorce means that you are as involved as you can be. Speaking with a men only divorce attorney in Boca Raton or at one of our other locations can help make sure you get the rights to which you are entitled. You deserve the opportunity to spend valuable time with your children, and we are going to make sure you get it.

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