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Author Archives: Patricia Palma

How to Co-parent during the Holidays

Co-parenting during the holidays can be challenging, but it’s important to prioritize your child’s well-being. Here are some tips: 1. Plan in Advance: Communicate with your co-parent well ahead of the holidays to coordinate schedules and agree on visitation arrangements. 2. Be Flexible: Be willing to compromise and adjust your plans as needed to accommodate […]

How Does Financial Abuse Take Form Within a Marriage?

There are various types of abuse in relationships. One we see often during the divorce process is financial abuse. Financial abuse in a relationship can take various forms, including: 1. Controlling the finances: One partner taking complete control over the couple’s finances, restricting access to bank accounts, credit cards, or cash. 2. Monitoring spending: Constantly […]

How to Tell the Children About Your Intention to Divorce

When communicating your intention to divorce to your children, it’s essential to approach the conversation with sensitivity and care. Here are some tips to help you through this difficult process: 1. Present a united front: If possible, both parents should be present during the conversation to show solidarity and support. 2. Be honest and age-appropriate: […]

Recent Changes to Florida Alimony Laws – Permanent Alimony is Eliminated

The changes to the Florida Alimony Statute took effect on July 1, 2023 for all initial petitions for dissolution of marriage or support unconnected with dissolution of marriage pending or filed after 7/1/23. These changes are important because they could impact the type of alimony someone may be awarded. Here Is a Summary of the […]

The Stages of Filing for Divorce

In Florida, the stages of divorce typically involve the following steps: 1. Filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage: One spouse initiates the divorce process by filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the local court. They need to state the grounds for divorce, such as irreconcilable differences or mental incapacity. 2. Serving the […]

Types of Alimony

In Florida, there are several types of alimony that may be awarded in divorce cases. The specific type of alimony depends the facts of the case and on various factors, including the duration of the marriage, the financial circumstances of each spouse, and the overall needs and abilities of the parties involved. Here are some […]

How To Litigate Your Divorce Against A Narcissist

Litigating against a narcissist can present unique challenges. Here are a few suggestions to consider when divorcing and litigating against a narcissist: 1. Gather evidence: Compile documentation, records, emails, texts, and any other evidence that supports your case. Evidence will be crucial in countering a narcissist’s manipulative tactics. 2. Build a strong legal team: Seek […]

How to Navigate Your Divorce

Divorce can be a challenging and emotional process. Here are a few tips to consider to prepare for Divorce: 1. Seek professional help: Consulting with an experienced divorce attorney can provide guidance and ensure your rights and interests are protected throughout the process. 2. Communicate openly and calmly: Effective communication is key, especially when discussing […]

5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays Without Your Kids

The holidays can be a wonderful time for families, but for others, it can be the most stressful time of the year. Specifically, if you are spending your first holiday without your children. Having a difficult ex can increase stress and this is why it is so important to have a parenting plan that outlines each parents’ […]

3 Ways Practicing Yoga Increases Self-Care during Divorce (An Attorney’s Perspective)

The process of divorce can be emotionally draining and traumatic. Divorce can increase stress, irritation, lead to a short-temper and even depression. As an attorney who has been practicing law for over 20 years, I have seen the benefits of yoga for myself and many of my clients. With all the stressors surrounding a divorce, […]


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