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Florida Family Law and Required Discovery

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / June 25, 2021 /

Are you a party to a family law proceeding?  As you are well aware, going through a family law proceeding is stressful and mentally exhausting.  To add to the stress, the law requires parties to a family law proceeding (whether it is divorce, paternity, custody, or a modification case) to produce detailed financial discovery under…

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Mediation in Family Law Cases in Florida

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / May 25, 2021 /

Mediation is a great way to resolve a pending legal battle, especially when this legal battle is a family matter, such as dissolution of marriage, a timesharing dispute, or fight over parental responsibility.  Litigation can turn into a lengthy process that is both emotionally and financially draining.  At the Thomas McDonald Law Firm, we always…

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How Stimulus Payments are Divided in Divorce Proceedings

Stimulus Checks and Divorce in 2021 –
How Stimulus Payments are Divided in Divorce Proceedings

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / April 28, 2021 /

The stimulus payments authorized by Congress this past spring have been a lifesaver for many individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief payments of $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for married couples, and $500 for qualifying children have helped those who lost their jobs due to the crisis to pay…

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Child Support Enforcement in Florida

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / March 30, 2021 /

In most family law proceedings where minor children are involved, one party is usually ordered to pay the other party child support.  Oftentimes, the noncustodial parent (the parent who timeshares with the children less often) is ordered to pay the custodial parent (the parent who timeshares with the children more often) child support.  When a…

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What is Family Law?

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / March 3, 2021 /

The Thomas McDonald Law Firm, PL is a firm that specializes in the practice of family law. You may have heard the term “family law” from time to time, but what does family law really mean? Oftentimes clients ask us this question as the term “family law” is not as self-explanatory as it appears. This…

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What Does Probate Mean in Florida?

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / January 31, 2021 /

The process of caring for a loved ones’ affairs after their death can be overwhelming in many ways– emotionally, mentally, and financially.  During grief, the last thing you probably want to think about is how to deal with an intimidating probate proceeding in a courtroom.  Having a Florida attorney who specializes in the probate process…

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Florida Keys Probate Law: What Are My Rights As A Beneficiary To An Estate In The Florida Keys?

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / December 30, 2020 /

Your rights as a beneficiary will differ depending on whether the deceased individual had a will in place. For example, were you listed in the will as a beneficiary? Are you the child or next-of-kin of someone who died intestate (without a will)? Spouses, children and heirs by operation of the law all have different…

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A Last Will and Testament Lawyer’s Guide to Disinheritance in Florida

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / October 31, 2020 /

Not all parents have good relationships with their children. In such cases, parents may have questions when they visit a last will and testament lawyer. For parents whose children’s behavior has been egregious, it’s common to eventually give up on ever having positive relationships. However, are such parents obliged to leave an inheritance to their…

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What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Florida?

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / October 21, 2020 / Comments Off on What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Florida?

If you’ve decided you don’t want to remain married, you’re probably wondering what the grounds for divorce in Florida are. Which legal and legitimate reasons can you give for separating from your husband or wife?  Unfortunately, when you want to get a divorce in Florida, the state requires more from you than simply paying a…

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Is It Essential to Get Parental Consent for Minors to Receive Therapy in Florida?

By Aislynn Thomas-McDonald / September 30, 2020 /

One area of law that prospective adoptive parents ask adoption lawyers about relates to parental consent. Specifically, they often ask us whether it’s essential to get parental consent for minors to receive therapy. Here, we take a closer look at this issue as it relates to both intact and separated families.  Can Therapists in Florida…

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