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When Can a Parent Take a Child Out of State?

9.23.19_Holman_When can a parent take a child out of state_100P.pngIf you are going through a divorce that involves children, it's important to be aware of the laws involved. You may have relocated due to your spouse's job and are now looking to move back home closer towards family to get your new life back on track. However, if this relocation is taking place out of state this can be a very complicated matter. During a divorce or child custody, there are arrangements that are made in the children's best interest. These will include how legal and physical custody between parents will be shared.

5 Can't Miss Attractions in Destin, FL

Florida, "the Sunshine State," is one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit as summer temperatures get warmer. Destin, FL, may be more well-known for its Spring Break crowds, but the city hosts a variety of fun family activities. Here are a few of our favorites.

What Your Insurance Company Should Provide For You After A Hurricane

Hurricane season is officially here and, while you can't avoid Mother Nature and her wrath, you can always be prepared. Knowing what to expect following a disaster like a hurricane can make a huge difference in how your claim is dealt with. If you have ever experienced damage from a hurricane, then you know dealing with a disaster claim is extremely stressful. For one, you are already overwhelmed at the damage that has been caused. But in addition to your claim, there are typically hundreds of other people going through the same thing. This means that many insurance providers may be understaffed or overburdened during the time of your claim.

What is Parental Alienation?

During a divorce, there are many cases where one parent hates their spouse more than they love their child or children. When something like this happens, issues like parental alienation occur. Parental alienation is a consistent set of behaviors that work to drive a wedge or create an issue between a parent and their child/children. Parental alienation can be portrayed is small ways such as one parent making their child feel guilty for enjoying spending time with the other parent. Or, it can be more apparent in ways like throwing away gifts that were given to them by a parent.

How Divorced Dads Survive Father's Day

Father's Day is approaching, and some may be concerned about what to expect, especially those dads who are divorced or recently split from their spouse. A lot of a father's greatest loss during a divorce is spending time with their children. It's important to keep in mind that divorce affects your children too and Father's Day is the perfect time to show them just how much you love them and how happy you are to be their dad. It may be called Father's Day, but it really should be spent celebrating those who made you a dad in the first place. Whether you are only spending a few hours or the entire day on Father's Day with your children, be sure to let your kids know that you are there for them.

4 Myths and Truths Concerning Father's Rights in Divorce

Going through a divorce is extremely stressful. On top of that, it can be very confusing, especially when Father's Rights come into play. There are many common misconceptions concerning men's rights and a lot of information that you can find which is conflicting. Due to the complex nature of a divorce, it's important to work with a skilled law firm that has experience dealing with these matters. With the Holman Law Firm, our team works diligently and effectively to ensure your rights are maintained. Keep reading as we debunk a few myths and provide some truth concerning men's rights in divorce.

Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Couples

Equality in marriage was a huge leap in many ways, but we still have a long way to go before same-sex couples experience real legal equality. Just like couples of the opposite sex, same-sex couples wish for things like a family or being married. However, there are many legal issues that can stand in the way for those in the LGBTQ community. Keep reading below to find out some of the most common family law issues that same-sex couples face.

Common Misconceptions About Spousal Support and Alimony

Divorce is a common occurrence and many people go through them every year. Despite how often divorces occur, there are still many misconceptions about what goes on after them. One of the major misconceptions following a divorce involves the payment of alimony. Below are a few myths we are going to debunk for you.

The Benefits of Having a Prenuptial Agreement

Wedding season in Pensacola is among us and while this is a season full of love and happiness, some couples may be faced with the not-so-happy topic of a prenuptial agreement. If your partner brings up signing a prenuptial agreement, don't think it is because they have doubts or don't love you. Prenuptial agreements are a safe way for both parties to ensure their commitment to one another and to make sure in the worst case scenario that it doesn't work out, they are taken care of. Prenups are very common amongst individuals who are in their second marriage or have blended families. They are also common for those who want to protect their business or an inheritance. Prenuptial agreements don't have to cause tension between partners. If you are considering a prenup, below are a few benefits to having one.

Dating During Divorce - Is it ok?

Dating while going through a divorce is not unusual. Actually, it is pretty common - however, just because it is common doesn't mean that it is always the best choice. Divorce is different for each couple because each person has their own unique issues they are dealing with while going through the divorce process. While at times dating can be helpful to your situation, it can also cause more issues than you truly need. Each divorce is different, so dating while going through it is circumstantial.

Negative Implications a Child Experiences During a Custody Battle

Divorce is never an easy experience, but it is much harder when children are involved. If you aren't able to put the anger aside that you feel for your ex-spouse and put your child or children's feelings first, it could have a serious negative impact. Keep in mind that your life is not the only one being affected by this new change, especially when it comes to the new custody arrangements. Many children have reported they experienced painful feelings during their parents' divorce and some even suffer from these symptoms for an extended period of time. Divorce is a very painful process for everyone, but a custody battle can negatively affect kids in a variety of ways.

What to do if your neighbor's dog bites you

Dog bites can cause serious injuries to their victims. When a dog bite occurs in Pensacola, Florida victims may be entitled to monetary compensation under one or more Florida laws. Just like all personal injury cases, time is of the essence. If you or someone you know has been attacked by a dog contact Stephen T. Holman. We can guarantee that all deadlines for your case will be met and will work to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injury.

Dealing with a Difficult Co-Parent

Dealing with a difficult co-parent can be mentally and emotionally draining at times. Maintaining a good relationship with your ex will not only help you have peace, but it will also provide peace of mind. Divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved, but co-parenting is detrimental in order to help your children get used to their new normal. Co-parenting can be as easy, or as difficult, as you choose to make it! Keep reading below for a few tips on how to make your co-parenting situation thrive during a difficult time.

Why joint custody may be your best choice

It goes without saying that when you and your spouse obtain a Florida divorce, the welfare of your children should be the primary concern of each of you. Divorce has a very negative impact on kids of all ages because it not only destabilizes their home, it also often causes them to erroneously assume that something they said or did caused their parents to break up. They also sometimes fear that one or both of their parents do not love them anymore, particularly the parent who often becomes the stereotypical "Disney World dad" - or mom - who they only "visit" every other weekend.

Who is Responsible When Pool Accidents Happen

Unfortunately, children pass away due to accidental drownings every year. If you are considering building a swimming pool at your Pensacola home, you should become aware of the risks associated with ownership. In some cases, owning a swimming pool could be the largest amount of financial and legal risk you ever take. In the event injury or wrongful death occurs in your swimming pool, the result can be extremely tragic and detrimental.

First Steps to Take After a Car Accident

If you have ever been involved in a car accident, then you know how frightening the situation can be. While your immediate reaction is to panic, it is best to remain calm and first make sure everyone is okay. While over six million car accidents occur each year, a majority of them only involve vehicle damage. Car accidents aren't something most of us really want to think about, but there are a few things you should specifically know in order to protect yourself.

10 Crazy Laws in Destin, Florida

Everywhere you go there are laws. There are federal laws, state laws and even city laws. There are laws that are common and laws that may take you by surprise! Below are 10 laws found in Destin's Code of Ordinances that may surprise you.

Issues That Can Come Up After a Divorce is Finalized

Finalizing a divorce signifies a milestone. However, sometimes even after a divorce is final, issues will occur. Some may take place soon after the divorce is final. Others may come about over time. Today, we take a closer look at what some of these are. It is very important to educate yourself and those you care about on issues that can come up after a divorce is finalized so that all are prepared, know what to expect and are empowered with knowledge.

What To Do If You Slip And Fall at a Grocery Store

When you are out running your daily errands, the last thing you expect is to be injured. A slip and fall due to someone's else negligence can cause severe and lasting pain and possible financial hardship. Most falls occur because the business has not taken the proper measurements to ensure the safety of its patrons.

Restraining Order Facts

Dealing with an abusive or threatening individual can be stressful but you can take control by obtaining a restraining order. A restraining order will give you the added protection you need against a violent person. Before securing an order, it is important to first understand the facts.

Social Media Do's and Don'ts During a Divorce

While social media is great for connecting with friends and family, some issues shouldn't be posted for Facebook friends to see. Social media is a part of most people's everyday life, but it doesn't mean you should post everything about your life or what you may be going through.

Re-evaluate The Alimony You Are Paying

Have you been considering taking a look at the alimony you have been paying a former spouse? Maybe your financial circumstances have changed and you now have a significant reduction in your income. Or, perhaps you just found out that your ex-spouse has gotten a considerable raise. These situations are common and can often lead you to wonder if you are paying too much in alimony. If you would like to request a reduction from the judge, contact The Holman Law Firm. However, some factors may not allow for a reduction. Keep reading below for a few examples.

What to do if your child support payments are not being used appropriately

Typically, following a divorce one of the parents receives monthly child support payments. The parent who usually receives these payments is known as the custodial parent. Or, the parent the children lives with most of the time. It is common for arguments to occur regarding the usage of child support payments. Most of the time, the non-custodial parent thinks the custodial parent is misusing the money, while the custodial parent claims the payments aren't enough. However, there are some cases where the custodial parent is blatantly misspending the child support funds and not meeting the child's needs. While Florida courts do not routinely make custodial parents account for how they are using child support payments, they do have the right to require the parent to show how the funds are being used at any time.

How to Avoid an 18-Wheeler Accident

While 18-wheelers are great for moving food and other goods across the country, they also have a high record of being involved in accidents. Due to their size and the force of impact they can cause, serious injuries and loss of life are common in 18-wheeler accidents. In order to avoid an 18-wheeler accident, follow the tips below.

How to Handle Post-Custody Arrangements if Your Job Relocates You

You know the dream job that you applied for in that awesome city with incredible benefits? Would you want to turn that down? Probably not! While Pensacola is a great place to live and raise a family, we understand that sometimes life takes you to new places or offers opportunities elsewhere! Now, let's imagine having to tell your ex-spouse about this amazing opportunity to move to a new place and the benefits it will have for your child. While you are excited, they are not the slightest bit amused. More so, they are adamant that you won't take your child to this new place. Where do you go from here?

Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Lower Your Car Accident or Personal Injury Claim

If you have ever found yourself in a situation where you have been injured in a car accident or personal injury, there's a pretty good chance that you have heard from the individual who was at-fault's insurance company. However, their interests are opposite from yours considering the at-fault party is someone they insured. You deserve to be compensated fairly for your injuries, but the insurance adjuster is not there for your benefit. The ultimate goal of the insurance agency is to pay as little as possible by denying and devaluing claims. Keep reading below on common tactics insurance companies use in order to lower your claim so you can be aware!

Insurance Company and After A Hurricane

9.9.19_Holman_What Your Insurance Company Should Provide For You After A Hurricane_100PP.pngWhen a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, occurs in the Gulf Coast area, getting the help you need can be difficult. Oftentimes, these devastating storms can cause an immense amount of damage to your property and emotional well-being, especially in the event that your home is severely damaged or family is injured. Then, hurricane insurance coverage steps in, which many would think causes a sigh of relief, yet getting the claim you deserve can add to the list of issues you are already experiencing-especially when an insurance company is receiving thousands of claims.

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