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How Are Rental Properties Divided in a Divorce?

  • Jul 03, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

Division of assets during a divorce is rarely simple, but they can get especially complicated when you jointly own an income-generating asset, such as a business or rental property. Rental properties are unique when it comes to asset division, and you’re probably wondering if it will be divided like your personal residential property or if it will be split up more like a business. This blog will cover the basics of how rental properties are commonly divided in a divorce. If you have further questions or need an attorney on your side during your upcoming divorce, reach out to Harr Law to set up a consultation.

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Understanding Custody Schedules with a Newborn

  • Jun 29, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

Child custody is rarely a simple or easy aspect of a divorce. And while every case is unique, child custody involving a newborn comes with its own set of potential issues and complications that must be addressed in order to ensure the best interests of the child. If you’re going through a divorce, or you’re intending to file for one, and you have an infant, contact our child custody lawyers to talk about some of the common issues involved with newborn custody. Keep reading to learn more about custody schedules for newborns and some things to keep in mind as you approach this topic with your ex.

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Trial, Permanent, Legal: All about the Different Types of Separation

  • Jun 15, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

Most people know what a separation is: a married couple living apart but remaining legally married. But did you know that there are actually three different types of separation? Trial, permanent, and legal separations all mean very different things, and which one you choose may impact your divorce proceedings, should you and your spouse choose to pursue a divorce down the line. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of separation so that you can decide which one you and your spouse should pursue until you make a decision about a divorce.

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The Potential Problems with an Extended Separation over Divorce

  • Jun 01, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

When considering whether or not to pursue a divorce, many couples find it beneficial to separate for a time and experience life apart from one another. And while a trial separation can help you to determine whether or not a divorce is actually the right choice for you as a couple, remaining separated for an extended period of time can raise many potential problems for both of you. Here are a few possible issues that can come up if you choose an extended separation over pursuing a divorce.

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Will My Alimony Payments Change If My Income Goes Up?

  • May 25, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

Alimony or spousal support is a set amount of money paid from one former spouse to another. The amount is determined when the divorce is finalized, and is usually awarded to support the individual who was dependent on their spouse’s income during the marriage. But, like many aspects of a divorce agreement, alimony can be adjusted under certain circumstances. Many people who are paying spousal support wonder if a sudden increase in income is one of those circumstances, and if they’ll end up paying more alimony when their income goes up. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Should I Do If My Child Doesn't Want to Visit My Ex

  • May 11, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

Child custody is often one of the most complicated, messy, and emotionally charged parts of a divorce. And those issues don’t necessarily end once a child custody agreement is reached. Oftentimes, arguments and problems can arise even years after a divorce. One of the issues that some couples face with shared custody is when a child refuses to visit the other parent. If your child is digging in their heels and insisting they don’t want to visit your ex, you may be inclined to give them their way. After all, isn’t a child custody arrangement supposed to be about what’s best for the child? But before you allow your child to skip their next visit, read this blog.

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What's the Difference between Divorce and Annulment?

  • May 01, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

The end of a relationship is never easy, but it’s often much more difficult for those who are married, if for no other reason than the legal complications involved. When a marriage ends, many people find themselves wondering what the proper path is to take. Should they simply file for a divorce? Or would an annulment be an appropriate option? Many people aren’t certain what the differences between these two are, but it’s important to understand whether or not your marriage is better handled by an annulment or divorce, and what the possible repercussions of each option are. Keep reading to learn more, or contact one of our experienced divorce attorneys to schedule a consultation.

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Dealing with Infidelity: Is Divorce the Best Option?

  • Apr 27, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

Few things can shake a marriage quite as thoroughly as an affair. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 88% of spouses stated that infidelity was the main factor that led to their decision to divorce. But does infidelity always have to lead to divorce? How do you know if divorce is the best option for your situation, or if you should attempt to salvage your marriage after an affair? While there is no set answer to these difficult questions, we hope that this article may offer you some guidance in deciding whether or not divorce is the best option for you.

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How Frequently Are Medical Malpractice Cases Won?

  • Apr 13, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

Many individuals have a skewed perspective of medical malpractice cases. Whether it’s because of television shows or because you primarily only hear about successful malpractice cases in the media, many people seem to believe that suing a doctor when something goes wrong is highly likely to result in a successful case. This actually isn’t true. In fact, medical malpractice cases are some of the most difficult-to-win cases out there. Here are some statistics about the frequency of successful medical malpractice cases and what makes them so difficult to win.

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Pursuing Civil Litigation after a Car Accident

  • Apr 03, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

When you’re involved in a car accident, and the other party is deemed to be at fault, you will typically receive some sort of payment from that party’s insurance company to compensate you for damages to your vehicle and, in some cases, your person. However, oftentimes, the amount offered by the other party’s insurance provider is insufficient to cover the expenses you incur and the pain and suffering you endure as a result of the accident. In these cases, you may consider filing a civil suit. Here’s what you need to know about pursuing litigation after a car accident.

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What Is a Parenting Plan in a Divorce and What Should It Include?

  • Mar 30, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

It’s not often that parents sit down and write out a formal parenting plan for their children. Most couples will verbally establish general parenting principles with one another, then sort out the rest as they go. But if you’re getting a divorce and have children with your ex, then the divorce court will very likely require you and your ex to create a formal parenting plan as part of your divorce proceedings. If you don’t know what a parenting plan is or what it should include, keep reading to find out.

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What to Do If Your Spouse Won't Sign the Divorce Papers

  • Mar 16, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

Even the most amicable of divorces can be emotionally trying and tiring to navigate. But if your spouse is uncooperative and refuses to sign the divorce papers, it can make things even more difficult and frustrating for you. If you’ve made the decision to get a divorce, you’re probably ready to move ahead with it so that you can focus on getting a fresh start. Having your spouse dig in their heels and refuse to sign the documents might leave you feeling angry, confused, and desperate to move things along. If you’re in this situation, here’s what you need to know about how to proceed.

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The Dangers of Posting on Social Media during a Personal Injury Lawsuit

  • Mar 02, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

Social media inhabits a great deal of our daily lives. It’s how you stay connected with friends, communicate with family members, share photos of your family, and express your personal thoughts and opinions with others. Many of us are so used to sharing our daily thoughts and experiences on social media that we don’t even think twice about it. But if you’re in the middle of pursuing litigation for a personal injury lawsuit, you may want to pump the brakes on your tweets and status updates. Here’s how posting on social media during a personal injury lawsuit can harm your case.

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Legal Separation vs Divorce: What You Need to Know

  • Feb 24, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

When a marriage is beginning to fall apart, many couples are uncertain of the best way to legally end their relationship. While divorce is the most obvious and well-known answer to such a question, there are actually a few other options. Many married couples may choose to pursue a legal separation instead of immediately filing for a divorce. But what is the difference between the two? What similarities are there? And how do you know which option is the best for your situation? Keep reading to get some insight into these matters.

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How Changes in Your Living Situation May Impact Child Custody

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

While child custody agreements are bound and supported by the law, they’re not completely set in stone. Child custody arrangements can be modified at any time, should circumstances call for it. One situation that may lead to a change in child custody arrangements is a significant change in a parent’s living situation. If you’re anticipating a major change in your life and you’re worried about how it might impact your child custody agreement, this article will give you a general overview of what is likely to happen. If you want to get more specific details related to your unique situation, contact one of our child custody attorneys.

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Who Has the Right to Sue for Wrongful Death?

  • Feb 03, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

A person’s death can have widespread and far-reaching impacts—especially if that person’s death was brought on by the intentional actions or negligence of another person or party. But in the instance of a wrongful death suit, not everyone touched by the person’s death can file a suit against the responsible party. Keep reading to learn more about who can sue in the case of a wrongful death, as well as other details about how wrongful death suits work.

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Can You Sue on Behalf of Your Injured Child?

  • Jan 30, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

There are few things more heartbreaking as a parent than seeing your child seriously injured. Odds are, you may be experiencing anger and sadness and guilt, and wondering what you can do to make things right. While you can’t turn back the clock, one option that is available to you to right the wrongs done to your child is to take legal action against the person who caused the injury. Keep reading to learn a little more about how personal injury cases involving minors are handled.

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Finding Your New Normal after Divorce

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

At Harr Law, we stand by you throughout the divorce process, until everything is finalized. But we know that the finalization of your divorce is far from the end—far from it. We want each of our clients to be able to discover a new, happy life after their divorces, and settle into a new normal. While this can be difficult for many, here are a few tips that may help you to find your new normal after your divorce.

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Can You Get Visitation Rights to See Your Ex's Children?

  • Jan 03, 2020
  • The Harr Law Firm

Oftentimes, one partner in a marriage will have children from a previous relationship. When the two partners are married, the stepparent becomes an integral part of the children’s lives. Oftentimes, the children may view the stepparent with exactly the same frame of mind as they view their biological parent(s). And, in turn, the stepparent considers their stepchildren to be their own. But what happens if the two partners divorce? Can the stepparent receive visitation rights, even though the children are not biologically theirs? Keep reading to learn more.

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Understanding How Your Social Media Activity Impacts Your Divorce

  • Dec 30, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Social media is now an integral part of most people’s everyday lives. It’s become a normal part of our culture to share daily updates, photographs, videos, and simply tell others what you’re thinking and feeling. However, if you’re currently embroiled in a heated divorce, you should take a moment to think twice about the things you post on social media—or refrain from social media usage altogether. Here’s how your social media activity can impact your divorce, and why you should dial down your usage during the proceedings.

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Who Will Get Custody of Your Pet after Your Divorce?

  • Dec 16, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

As more and more adults choose to wait to have children, they often choose to grow their families by adopting pets instead. Many young couples will adopt pets together, and will treat those animals with the same love and care that parents treat their children. But this new trend of becoming “pet parents” has made the issue of pet custody a much larger one in the realm of divorce law. So, if you and your spouse split, who gets custody of those beloved pets you share? Here’s what you need to know.

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How Is Child Custody Handled in an Uncontested Divorce?

  • Dec 02, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Uncontested divorces can greatly reduce the emotional strain, as well as the financial burden, on all parties involved. These types of divorces tend to move much more quickly and much more smoothly than the typical divorce proceedings. If you’re pursuing an uncontested divorce, you may be wondering how child custody is handled in such cases. Here’s what you need to know.

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Who Will Make Important Decisions for Your Children after Your Divorce?

  • Nov 13, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

If you’re going through a divorce and you have children with your soon-to-be ex, you may be wondering which of you will be the one making important decisions for your children after the divorce is finalized. Do you lose the right to have a say in your child’s life if they’re not living with you? How will choices pertaining to your child’s education, health, and other important factors be made? Here is some basic information that may help you. Please speak to a child custody lawyer for more detailed answers that apply to your specific case.

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5 Challenges of a High Asset Divorce

  • Nov 01, 2019
  • Harr Law Firm

Every divorce is emotionally and financially challenging, at least to some extent. To ensure that assets are divided fairly, it’s best for both parties to hire an attorney. For a high asset divorce, it’s even more important to seek legal counsel. That’s because these types of divorces pose unusual challenges, such as the ones described below.

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Joint Custody Arrangements: What Happens If You Have to Move?

  • Oct 14, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Most divorce courts today encourage both parents in a terminated marriage to maintain a relationship with the children they share. For this reason, joint custody arrangements are the most common child custody arrangement after a divorce. This allows children to spend time with both parents, and gives both parents a say in major decisions impacting the children. But what happens if one of the parents has to move? Here’s what you need to know.

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Is Your Ex Entitled to a Portion of Your Inheritance?

  • Oct 04, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Division of funds and assets is one of the more complicated and time-consuming parts of getting a divorce. This is especially true in high-asset divorce cases, when there is more to be divided. If you’ve received a large inheritance from a family member that passed away, odds are, you feel like those funds or assets should be yours, and yours alone. So, is your ex entitled to a portion of that inheritance in your divorce? There are several factors that impact the answer. Keep reading to learn more.

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How to Protect Your Business during a Divorce

  • Sep 25, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Sometimes, divorces are simple, amicable, and quick, and they offer both parties a clean break and a fresh start. Unfortunately, those times are relatively few and far between, and they almost never involve a business. When either partner owns a business, things can get messy very quickly. If you have a business, and you want to protect those assets during your divorce, here are a few things you should know.

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Modifying Your Divorce Agreement? Here's How New Tax Laws May Impact That

  • Sep 20, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

When you’re divorced, a legal document is created that outlines all of the conditions of your divorce, as declared by the divorce court, and as agreed upon by you and your ex-spouse. One of the major elements of a divorce agreement includes support payments. These may include alimony or other forms of spousal support, as well as child support payments. If you’re looking at modifying your divorce agreement for some reason, it’s important that you’re aware of some recent tax changes that may impact you a modified divorce decree.

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What Happens During a Typical Case Evaluation?

  • Sep 09, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Whether you’re considering a divorce, pursuing civil litigation, or in need of any of our other areas of legal expertise, our legal team typically likes to begin with an initial case evaluation. What’s a case evaluation? In essence, this our first sit-down with you, when we go over the details of your case, your desired outcomes, and what we believe we can do for you. So, if you’re wondering what happens during a typical case evaluation, here’s a quick look at what we might cover in that first meeting.

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What to Do When Your Landlord Violates Your Rental Agreement

  • Aug 30, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

In the relationship between a landlord and a renter, it can feel as if the power is entirely in the landlord’s favor. Though a rental contract is meant to protect the interests of both the renter and the landlord, most renters are either unaware of exactly what rights their agreement protects, or are too afraid of being kicked out to take any action against a landlord. Here’s what you need to know about your rights as a renter, if your landlord has violated your lease agreement.

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How Does an Affair Impact Your Divorce Proceedings?

  • Aug 19, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

In the past, an affair would have a huge impact on your divorce proceedings. If you could prove that your ex was having an affair, you would have a higher chance of receiving the divorce terms you ask for, such as a greater portion of the marital assets, or even sole custody of your children. Adultery was even grounds for both criminal and civil lawsuits. Now, however, things are a bit different. Here’s what you need to know about how an affair impacts your divorce in today’s world.

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What to Do If Your Ex Violates Your Child Custody Agreement

  • Aug 05, 2019

Child custody agreements are often vital to maintaining a functional relationship between divorced parents and their shared children. These documents typically include many different terms that are established for the wellbeing of the child or children, and must be upheld by both parents. But what do you do if your ex refuses to stick to the child custody agreement? What courses of action are available to you? Here’s what you need to know.

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Filing a Counter-Petition and Answer to the Divorce Petition

  • Jul 29, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

If you’ve been served with divorce papers, you may be wondering what sort of action you need to take now. Do you simply accept the filed divorce petition as your spouse has it? Or do you need to file paperwork of your own? What many people don’t know is that there are two types of forms you can file in response to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage: an Answer to the Petition, and a Counter-Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Here’s what you need to know about these forms and their role in your divorce.

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3 Categories of Defective Product Liability and How It Impacts Your Case

  • Jul 15, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

If you’ve ever been injured by a product, you may have grounds to file a product liability claim. However, it’s important that you first understand the three general categories of product liability. Understanding these categories will help you to determine if you have a valid case, and will impact the strategy that you and your liability attorney pursue. Here’s what you need to know.

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Defamation in the World of Social Media: What You Need to Know

  • Jul 01, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

With the prevalence of social media in today’s world, it’s become easier than ever for people to post their opinions on just about anything. The benefit of this is that everyone has a platform on which they can exercise their rights to freedom of speech. The drawback is that false statements can spread quickly and easily. If someone has posted statements about you on social media that are injurious to your reputation, can you take legal action? Here’s what you need to know about defamation of character in the world of social media.

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Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

  • Jun 28, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

When you enter a hospital or doctor’s office, you are quite literally entrusting your life and wellbeing to the knowledge and experience of the medical staff. When that trust is breached, injuries and even death can occur; when this happens, many victims of medical errors or neglect pursue medical malpractice lawsuits. Here are the most common types of medical malpractice lawsuits we see.

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5 Reasons You Should Use a Family Law Attorney during an Adoption

  • Jun 17, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Choosing to adopt a child, or to give up your own child for adoption, is a complicated and emotional situation, regardless of which side of the case you happen to be on. Aside from the complex family matter that can be involved, and the many emotions that are most certainly present, the legal process itself can be quite lengthy and complicated, depending on the type of adoption you are pursuing. That’s why many people—both birthparents and prospective adoptive parents—choose to work with a family law attorney during an adoption. Here are 5 reasons you might consider doing so as well.

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What Type of Alimony Will You Receive after Your Divorce?

  • Jun 03, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Most people who have never been through a divorce assume that alimony is a rather simple and straightforward thing. The individual ordered to pay alimony makes regular payments to their former spouse, and that’s it, right? While that may be how it works out in some cases, alimony is actually much more complex than you might realize, and there are multiple types of alimony that may be rewarded in a divorce case. Here’s what you need to know about each type of alimony available in the state of Florida, so that you can get some idea of what type you might receive after your divorce.

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Divorce vs Dissolution of Marriage: Which Is Right for You?

  • May 31, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

In most cases, there are two ways in which a marriage can be legally ended—divorce or dissolution of marriage. What are the differences between these two options, and how do you know which is the best option for you? Here is an overview that should provide you with the answers to those questions. If you’re considering or currently pursuing either a divorce or dissolution of marriage, contact our experienced divorce attorneys at The Harr Law Firm today.

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Expunging Your Criminal History: How and Why You Should Do It

  • May 17, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Everybody has mistakes in their past that they’d rather not have brought up again. Unfortunately, for some people, there’s a legal record of those mistakes that always seems to be hanging over their heads. If you have a criminal record, it may be worth looking into having your record expunged. Here’s what you need to know about expunging your criminal history, and the benefits of doing so.

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Hourly vs Contingency: A Basic Guide to Understanding Attorney Fee Structures

  • May 03, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

At Harr Law, we offer several different types of payment plans to help accommodate our clients’ financial needs. When you meet with one of our attorneys, we’ll discuss our billing structure with you, and help you to determine the most effective fee structure for your case and your financial situation. However, it is important that you have a basic understanding of the different types of attorney fee structures, how those are billed, and how they may impact your case. Here is a basic overview of what you need to know.

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Can Your Prenuptial Agreement Be Modified after Your Marriage?

  • Apr 29, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

In an earlier blog, we talked about circumstances that may cause a prenuptial agreement to be invalid. And while this is value information to have during a divorce, some couples are simply looking to modify an existing prenuptial agreement, even if divorce is not on the horizon. So, can a previously signed prenuptial agreement be modified after marriage? Here’s what you need to know about your options.

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What Is Forensic Accounting and How Can It Help in Your Divorce?

  • Apr 19, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

At Harr Law, we utilize a team of experts in varying fields to assist in high-asset divorce cases and other complex legal matters. But when it comes to the complex financial questions that often surround divorces—including proper asset division and determining payment amounts for alimony and child support—few of our specialists are as valuable as our forensic accountants. So who are these experts, and why do we employ their knowledge in high-asset divorces, or other divorces involving particularly complex financial matters? Here’s what you should know.

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4 Situations That May Call for a Child Support Modification

  • Apr 05, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Child support payments are typically established between ex-spouses at the time of divorce. The non-custodial parent will pay a predetermined monthly amount to the parent who bears the primary financial responsibility for raising the child or children. While these child support payments are firmly set and enforceable by the court, the amount of the payments can be altered under certain circumstances. Here are 4 situations under which either parent may request a child support modification.

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What to Do If You Believe Your Spouse Is Hiding Assets during Your Divorce

  • Mar 29, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

During a contested divorce, it’s not uncommon for a spouse to try to conceal assets in an attempt to protect them from the asset division process. This is even more common in high-asset divorce cases, when the individual might feel that the assets their hiding can be hidden away unnoticed. However, this is illegal, and if you believe your spouse is hiding assets—whether monetary or physical—then it’s important that you take the proper steps to have those assets brought to light. Here are a few tips for doing just that.

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What Is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order and How Does It Impact Your Divorce?

  • Mar 15, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Division of assets is arguably one of the most complex aspects of a divorce—especially in divorce cases with a high number of assets, or with extremely valuable assets. One of the assets that can be most difficult to handle is retirement accounts. It can often be difficult to determine how those funds should be divided in a divorce. However, a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) can simplify this division to an extent. Here’s what you need to know about what a QDRO is and how it impacts your divorce.

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5 Reasons Your Prenuptial Agreement Might Be Considered Invalid

  • Mar 01, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

The validity of a prenuptial agreement is not a guarantee. So, it’s more important than ever that you are certain your prenuptial agreement is a valid one. Whether you’re hoping to get your prenup thrown out or you want to ensure your agreement is ironclad, it’s important that you’re aware of these 5 circumstances that could cause your prenuptial agreement to be considered invalid.

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How Are Business Assets Handled During a Divorce?

  • Feb 25, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Dividing assets during a divorce can be a complicated issue, and things can get messy very quickly. If you and your spouse have an ownership interest in a business, dealing with this asset can be especially tricky. If you are going through a divorce and have questions about how your business will be handled during the proceedings, contact one of our attorneys for assistance. In the meantime, this article will give you a brief look at the three most common methods for handling division of business assets in a divorce.

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What Should You Do If Your Ex Refuses to Pay Your Alimony?

  • Feb 18, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

You endured the stresses and difficulties of divorce proceedings and fought to ensure that you got the alimony you felt you deserved. But your ex is now simply ignoring the requirement and not making their payments to you. What can you do? Here are the steps you need to follow to ensure you get the alimony you deserve.

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Important Factors to Consider in a High-Asset Divorce

  • Feb 04, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

In any divorce, asset division is an important factor (and often the most time-consuming element) in the divorce proceedings. But if you or your spouse has a large number of assets—be it business assets, financial assets, properties, or other types of assets—there are certain things you will need to consider. Here’s what you should know about your high-asset divorce.

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What to Do If You've Been Injured by a Faulty Product

  • Jan 28, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

On any given day, there are likely dozens of products currently being recalled. From children’s toys to exercise equipment and even automobiles, faulty products present a major liability to manufacturers and distributors alike. But if you, as the consumer, are injured by a faulty or defective product (whether it’s been recalled or not), what courses of action are available to you? Here are some steps you can take to potentially receive compensation for your injuries.

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6 Steps to Take Immediately after a DUI Charge

  • Jan 21, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

Being arrested for and charged with a DUI can have major impacts on your life. You will likely have your license suspended, if not completely revoked. You could face high court costs, fees, and other penalties. You could serve jail time. You may even lose your job or, at the very least, your employability will be impacted. A DUI charge is nothing to take lightly, so here are 6 steps that you should take immediately after being charged with one.

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6 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and What You Can Do about It

  • Jan 07, 2019
  • The Harr Law Firm

When you make the decision to move a loved one into an assisted living facility, you are entrusting that family member’s happiness and well-being to the staff members that work there. It is a bond of trust, and when that trust is violated through abuse or neglect, the impact can be devastating. However, many times, family members are unaware of the abuse that is happening, because the abused individual refuses to speak about it. Here are 6 signs to be on the lookout for that may indicate nursing home abuse or neglect.

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Do You Need a Restraining Order during Your Divorce?

  • Dec 31, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

During a divorce, emotions run high, and individuals often say and do things that they might later regret. There’s no doubt that a divorce can often bring out the worst in a person. Because of the high tensions throughout the divorce process, some people may wonder if filing a restraining order against their spouse is an option. If it is an action you are considering, there are a few things that you should know.

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How to Prepare for Asset Division during Your Divorce

  • Dec 17, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

If you’re heading towards what feels like an inevitable divorce, it may be worth your time to start thinking about how your assets will be divided. If you signed a prenuptial agreement, the division of your assets is already determined, and you should review that agreement with your attorney as soon as you can. If, however, you did not sign a prenuptial agreement, there are certain steps you should take to prepare for the division of assets that will come along with your divorce.

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4 Ways to Prevent an ADA Lawsuit—And What to Do If You’re Facing One

  • Dec 03, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the ADA is to ensure that disabled citizens have the same opportunities and rights as others by ensuring that public areas and businesses are accessible and amenable to anyone with a physical disability. Violating the ADA can land you with a hefty lawsuit and serious fines. Here’s what you can do to avoid this kind of a lawsuit, and what to do if you’ve been accused of violating the ADA.

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Understanding Child Custody: What’s Best for Your Child

  • Nov 30, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Divorce is never pretty, and it can become a true nightmare if you and your spouse have children together. No matter how you may feel about your spouse, it is important to do what is best for your children during the divorce proceedings, as well as after you and your spouse have divorced. But child custody can be a complicated matter, and it goes far beyond who gets the children for which months of the year. Here is a brief overview of the different types of child custody and their major differences, so you can decide what is best for your child or children.

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Can You Sue Your Ex for Defamation during Your Divorce?

  • Nov 23, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

During a divorce, tensions run high, and it’s not uncommon for both parties to say and do things to hurt the other. Frequently, these hurtful and hateful things are said without thought, and are brushed off after the divorce has been finalized. But what if your ex said or did something that permanently impacted your reputation? Are there consequences for such situations? In other words, can you sue your ex for defamation? Here’s what you need to know.

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What You Need to Know about Appointing a Guardian ad Litem

  • Nov 12, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

A guardian ad litem is frequently appointed in family law cases that involve allegations of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment. However, on can also be appointed in divorces and child custody cases, if one or more of the involved parties believes it is necessary for the child’s best interests to be protected. If you are currently going through a difficult divorce, and you are concerned about your child or children’s best interests being protected, then it may be wise to ask for a guardian ad litem to be involved in your case. Here’s what you need to know about appointing such an individual in your divorce case.

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Bullying at School: Holding the School Responsible

  • Nov 02, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Not long ago, bullying at school was often dismissed as “kids just being kids.” Victims were often told they needed to “toughen up” and learn to stand up for themselves, while bullies received only a slap on the wrist. Now, however, parents, educators, and health professionals are recognizing and acknowledging the lifelong impacts of bullying, and greater steps are being taken to prevent and correct such behavior.

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How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

  • Oct 26, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

There are many different types of personal injury cases, and your case is going to be uniquely different from others. It’s important to hire the right lawyer to represent you to increase your chances of a good outcome. In this article, we’ll talk about the specific requirements your attorney must meet to best represent you and your case.

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5 Topics You Need to Discuss with Your Divorce Lawyer

  • Oct 17, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

If you have no assets and no children, your divorce should be simple as far as the paperwork goes. Otherwise, there are loads of decisions and compromises to make. Here we’ll discuss 5 of the biggest topics you must ask your lawyer about: property division, child support, custody, alimony, and insurance are your biggest concerns, and the details are really important.

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What You Should Know about Defending an ADA Lawsuit

  • Oct 05, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

If your business has been named in an ADA lawsuit, it’s important to consult with our experienced attorneys right away. An ADA lawsuit can result in large fines and penalties for the noncompliant business owner. With experienced legal advice, you can prevent further lawsuit and ensure compliance with ADA laws. Unfortunately, lawsuit abuse is not unheard of, with Florida being one of the states with the largest number of ADA lawsuits in the country.

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What You Should Know about Alimony Reductions & Modifications

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

If the court ordered you to pay alimony to your ex-spouse, you may rightly wonder if that amount is modifiable and under which circumstances you may be able to pay less. Alimony laws are complicated and specific to each state. Your family law attorney is the only one who can give you exact information based on your case. In this article, we’ll offer some general guidance to help you understand the process. It all depends on how the alimony clause is worded in your divorce settlement.

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What Happens to Your Debt When You Get Divorced?

  • Sep 17, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

While divorcing couples often have significant assets that must be divided equally, you’re probably also wondering what happens to the debts you have accumulated during your marriage. For example, you may have secured debt, such as a mortgage or vehicle loans, as well as unsecured debts, such as credit cards and personal loans. In a divorce, each type of debt is assigned as fairly as possible to ensure an even split. But that’s not all you need to know.

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Daytona Beach High Net Worth Divorce Attorney

  • Sep 06, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Generally, high net worth divorces are complex due to the different types of assets and contractual agreements involved. While you can start the divorce process by identifying and documenting all marital and non-marital assets and debts, you’ll need an experienced attorney to draft a divorce agreement that allows for an equitable distribution of assets. To speed up the process and reduce legal expenses, your attorney should also help you avoid litigation.

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The Role of Your Daytona Beach Divorce & Family Law Attorney

  • Aug 27, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Your family law attorney can help you with various matters including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, and parental rights. Your lawyer is working on your side to ensure your marriage is dissolved as painlessly as possible. At the same time, they can help you reduce the financial burden of the separation, protect your rights as a parent, and answer any questions you may have along the way. The best part is that they’ll simplify the legal process of separation for you.

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How Social Media Affects Your Divorce Case

  • Aug 14, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Social media plays an important role in many people’s lives. While it can be helpful to share ups and downs with friends online, anything you post on Facebook, Twitter, and similar sites can negatively affect your divorce case. The information that’s found on these sites can be used as evidence against you or for you, which is why we advise you to be careful about your social media activity. Here we’ll explain how your online actions can impact everything from alimony to custody and child support.

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Divorce

  • Aug 04, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

One of the most difficult aspects of your divorce is helping your child get through it. There will be many conversations that involve difficult-to-answer questions, anger, frustration, and sadness, regardless of how old your child is. Fortunately, your family can get through this as long as you remain open and available to your kids. Here are a few tips on how to talk about the separation.

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5 Reasons to Pursue Litigation

  • Jul 27, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

While suing isn’t always the right answer, there are some situations when litigation is your only option to make things right. A lawsuit can solve a problem, punish a wrongdoer, and even save your business or family from financial ruin. In any case, you need an experienced team of lawyers by your side to see you through. In this article, we’ll discuss some situations when it might be appropriate to pursue litigation.

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Why You Should Pay for Adequate Insurance Coverage

  • Jul 16, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Nobody enjoys spending a lot of money on car insurance, but that’s the only way to protect yourself from the financial consequences of getting into an accident. The car crash doesn’t even have to be your fault. You might have to pay for car repairs and medical bills if the other driver was uninsured or under-insured. Since you can’t predict when accidents happen, it’s best to get the best coverage you can afford.

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5 Do’s & Don’ts for Parents on Protecting Children during Divorce

  • Jul 05, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

A divorce can be even harder on your children than on you, mainly because they didn’t necessarily choose the separation of their parents. Your family will get through this tough time, although it may take several weeks or even months for everyone to adjust to the new arrangements. In the meantime, both parents could use some pointers on how to protect their children during the divorce and ease the process for them.

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How Are Marital Assets and Liabilities Divided in a Divorce?

  • Jun 25, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

A divorce is a major life event, because it’s incredibly complicated. In addition to dealing with emotional turmoil and the upheaval of your current family, you’ll have to worry about sorting through your assets and liabilities. The prevailing goal of a divorce is to distribute those assets and debts in a fair and equitable manner, although that doesn’t necessarily mean each partner gets an equal share. Here you’ll learn more about marital and non-marital property and the rules that govern your divorce.

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5 Things You Should Know about Prenuptial Agreements

  • Jun 14, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Prenuptial agreements are more common than you think. In addition to protecting the wealthy, these premarital agreements can protect your assets from a prior marriage or allow you to pass family property or businesses to your children directly instead of the spouse. To enforce a prenup, you must understand how to create one and what happens if you don’t have one. Here you’ll learn the basics about these legal contracts.

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Divorce FAQ: How Long Does the Process Take?

  • Jun 04, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Filing for divorce isn’t something anyone does lightly, but when you’re in the middle of the process, it’s natural that you just want it to be over. How long it takes until you’re officially divorced from your partner depends very much on your personal situation. In theory, you could get divorced within a month if your current spouse doesn’t contest the divorce and you have agreed on all the major and minor points. Most cases take several months, but a high-asset divorce with minor children can even take a year or longer.

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Divorce FAQ: Can I Live in My Home during the Divorce?

  • May 21, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

In many cases, couples decide to physically separate before filing for divorce. When one of the partners moves out of the marital home, it’s natural to wonder what that means for the divorce. Fortunately, you’re not giving up your rights to your house by moving out during the divorce. And whether you live there or not, both spouses are required to keep up the mortgage payments and maintenance until the divorce is final.

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What Does a Family Law Attorney Do?

  • May 15, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

A family law attorney specializes in domestic and family matters. They can help you with divorce, custody, visitation, alimony, child support, and appeals. Most family lawyers accept a range of cases, including high asset divorces as well as modifications to your divorce decree. Having the right attorney working for you on your behalf can make a big difference to the outcome of your case.

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How Hiring a Divorce Attorney Can Help You

  • May 07, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

All the resources in the world are at your fingertips with a quick online search, but you may be reluctant to spend money on hiring an expert to help you with your divorce. The truth is that an Internet search engine can’t replace the knowledge and experience an attorney provides during your divorce. Their main job is to protect your assets, whether you want out of the marriage or are the one being served with divorce papers. You should never have to go through a divorce alone.

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The Different Types of Child Custody and What They Mean for You

  • Apr 24, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

After you become a parent, you’re irrevocably bound together with the other partner in raising your children. In most cases, a separation or divorce doesn’t provide a completely clean break when children are involved. The court systems recognize the need for children to have both parents involved in their lives, and custody is awarded accordingly. There are 4 different types of child custody, and each of them means something different. Here we’ll explain in detail.

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Types of Nursing Home Abuse and How to Spot Them

  • Apr 16, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Placing your loved on in a nursing home is a difficult decision to make. However, if your family member needs medical care or around-the-clock assistance, professional assistance is needed. You’ve probably taken some time in choosing the right nursing home for your loved one. Unfortunately, potential nursing home abuse is a real concern and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here you’ll discover the different types of abuse and how to spot them and keep your loved one safe.

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When It Makes Sense to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Daytona Beach

  • Apr 07, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

It’s good to know that you have a personal injury attorney to stand by your side when something unexpected happens. While you don’t need a legal expert for every fender bender, you’d be surprised how often the involvement of a lawyer increases the payout the insurance company is willing to offer. If you’re not sure whether legal assistance is needed, you can always get a free consultation to find out. In the meantime, here are some pointers to serve you as a guide.

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How Long Does a Florida Divorce Take?

  • Mar 26, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Once you have made the difficult decision to file for divorce, you’ll probably want everything to be finalized. However, divorces can take time. How long yours takes depends on the issues that are involved. Typically, high asset divorces or divorces with kids take longer, because there are more things to think about and work out in a divorce agreement. Florida also has a mandatory waiting period that can’t be waived.

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How Parents Can Protect Their Children during the Divorce

  • Mar 15, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Divorce isn’t easy for anyone, which is why it’s good to have someone to talk to. For parents, the separation becomes infinitely more complicated. Even though you’re splitting up with your partner, you still have the children to think about. To protect them and their relationships with both their parents, it’s important to keep things as amicable as possible. Here are few other tips for helping your family adjust to the new circumstances.

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What to Do after a Motorcycle Accident

  • Mar 08, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Riding a motorcycle puts you in an adrenaline-fueled, hyper-aware emotional state. It’s no wonder more than 500,000 people are ready to visit Daytona Beach’s Official Bike Week this month. When you’re riding a bike, your hands and feet are always busy, and you never stop being alert. Unfortunately, wearing safety gear and being aware of your surroundings doesn’t always prevent a crash. Whether you ride your bike every day or occasionally, it’s important to understand what to do in case of an accident.

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Reflections on Divorce – Good Advice from Divorcees

  • Feb 19, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

Nobody gets married with the intention of getting divorced. Unfortunately, that’s just what happens in a lot of cases. There are as many different reasons for getting divorced as there are married couples. The good news is that a divorce doesn’t mean your life is over – far from it. To make your divorce easier, our Daytona Beach divorce lawyers have some advice for you, advice that divorcees often wish they’d had beforehand.

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Daytona Beach Family Law Attorney - The Harr Law Firm

  • Feb 15, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

The Harr Law Firm offers extensive legal services in the Daytona Beach area. This family law attorney and his staff have served numerous clients by providing experienced legal representation. The Daytona Beach law firm was founded in 2005 with the intent of making a difference in Volusia County.

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What Are the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

  • Feb 06, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

According to the National Safety Council, there are about 10 million car accidents each year. Not all of them are big crashes, as this number includes parking lots scrapes as well as multi-car pileups. This number isn’t meant to scare you, either, but it does put a car crash into perspective. In fact, if you’re an average driver, you’ll be in a car accident about once every 17.9 years. Therefore, it might be helpful to know about the most common injuries a car accident can cause.

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5 Tips for Ensuring a Smooth Divorce

  • Jan 19, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

A divorce doesn’t have to be a messy and drawn-out process, and it doesn’t have to wear out everyone who is involved with it. While most divorces do involve a certain amount of pain and anguish on all sides, there are things you can do to make it easier your family. Here are 5 tips for ensuring a smooth divorce.

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How Much Is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

  • Jan 13, 2018
  • The Harr Law Firm

In a personal injury case, establishing liability is the first course of action. It’s your lawyer’s job to find out if it’s possible to prove that another party intentionally or unintentionally caused you harm. When they accept your case, your next question might be: How much is my personal injury case worth? There is no simple answer to this question, because it depends on several different factors. Here we’ll break down how compensation is usually determined.

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