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Author Archives: Patricia Palma

Should I Date During Divorce?

No. Going through a divorce can be very difficult. While some people may feel overwhelmed and distraught, others might feel ready to step away from the past and start anew by jumping back into the dating scene. However, dating before your divorce is finalized can have a negative impact on you and your family. 1.  […]

Can You Audio Record Your Spouse without His or Her Consent?

While in front of a Judge, everyone is on their best behavior, especially when dealing with custody cases. For some people in the process of a divorce or a custody dispute, it can be very frustrating to see a spouse act perfectly civil in the courtroom. It can be especially difficult when they have behaved […]

Are You Married to a Gaslighter?

Has your spouse been cutting you down, telling you that you have no value but then hours or days later telling you how amazing you are? Do they then firmly deny devaluing you and say, “I never said anything like that. You imagine things.” You then begin to think that maybe you misunderstood them, or […]

How To Minimize Conflict Related To Your Summer Parenting Plan With The Children

In many cases, divorcing parties want to finalize the divorce quickly while maintaining a positive relationship, so they hesitate to engage family law attorneys. They fear that hiring attorneys will make the divorce process more litigious and confrontational. Often in scenarios like this, the parties will enter into very basic, vague Agreements and Parenting Plans. […]

How to Co-Parent with a Difficult Ex

When children are exposed to ongoing conflict between their parents post-divorce, they may be at risk for social, academic, and mental health problems. Oftentimes when the divorce and custody process has completed, many parents are at a loss as to how to co-parent with their difficult ex, especially if their ex suffers from narcissistic personality […]

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?

Collaborative Divorce can be the difference between an emotionally traumatic divorce and a peaceful divorce in Tampa, Florida. At the Law Offices of Patricia Palma, P.A., we help clients use the Collaborative Divorce method to end marriages amicably, so both parties can start their new lives on a positive note. Is Collaborative Divorce right for […]

How Can I Have a Peaceful Divorce? 5 Tips to Settle Amicably

Having practiced marital and family law for close to twenty years, the Law Offices of Patricia Palma, P.A. in Tampa has observed various actions and behaviors that may contribute to a lengthy and traumatic divorce.  Here are some general tips to help you achieve a peaceful divorce in Tampa: 1. Try to deal with the […]

5 Tips to Help Ease the Stress of Divorce on Children

Divorce can be extremely stressful for children. How they react to divorce can depend on their age, personality, and the circumstances of the divorce. The following are five tips to help ease the stress and pain of divorce for children. 1. Don’t Speak Negatively of Your Ex Refrain from disparaging the other parent to the […]

Can I Get a Divorce if My Spouse Abandons Me and Doesn’t Provide Me With an Updated Address?

CAN I GET A DIVORCE IF MY SPOUSE ABANDONS ME AND DOESN’T PROVIDE ME WITH AN UPDATED ADDRESS? Yes, in most cases you can obtain a divorce. However, it is not an easy process. Sometimes parties may have been separated for many years for a variety of different reasons. A spouse may have returned to […]

Wills & Divorce

WHAT HAPPENS IF I FORGET TO REMOVE MY FORMER SPOUSE FROM MY WILL & TESTAMENT? IF I PASS AWAY, WILL SHE GET EVERYTHING? The short answer is no. After a dissolution of marriage, any provisions in a Last Will and Testament that affect your former spouse becomes null and void, which simply means they do […]

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