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Can You Contest Service Of Process In Florida?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Service of process is a crucial component of filing for divorce in Florida. In fact, service of process is required even when filing for child custody or modifying an existing court order. Essentially, service of process refers to serving the Respondent (the party responding to the petition) with a copy of the petition. After… Read More »


When Do Florida Courts Award Sole Custody?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

When marriages involving minor children end, the parties must address several issues regarding their children. One of them is making a parenting and visitation schedule. While Florida courts prefer to divide custody and parental responsibilities in an equal manner, there are situations in which a court may award sole custody to one of the… Read More »


How To Prepare For A Deposition In A Florida Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

If you learned that your spouse’s divorce lawyer wants to take your deposition, you might be confused about what happens next and how you can prepare for the disposition. It is critical to seek the legal counsel of a knowledgeable divorce attorney to help you prepare for a deposition in your divorce proceedings. The… Read More »


5 Tips On How You Can Avoid A Contested Divorce In Florida

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Any divorce can be extremely painful and frustrating, but some divorces are worse than others. We are talking about contested divorces. When divorcing spouses cannot agree on all aspects of their divorce, they need to pursue a contested divorce, which is costlier, more stressful, and more time-confusing than uncontested divorces. That is why it… Read More »


How To Save Money In A Florida Divorce?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Seeking a divorce is a stressful and devastating experience, not to mention that divorce costs can become a financial burden. Having to pay court costs, legal fees, and attorney’s fees can create financial problems for both spouses. That is why it is vital to understand how you can save money during your divorce in… Read More »


Is Mediation Mandatory In Florida Divorces?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Mediation is not an uncommon process in Florida divorces and other family law cases. But does Florida law actually require divorcing couples to attend mediation? Or is mediation optional when seeking a divorce in the Sunshine State? Mediation is a process designed to help spouses resolve their disputes through negotiations without any court involvement…. Read More »


What Is Parental Time-Sharing In Florida And How Does It Work?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

When parents seek a divorce in Florida, they must decide who will have custody of the children. If they cannot reach an agreement on their own, they may need the court to decide the child custody arrangement for them. Let’s discuss how parental time-sharing works in Florida. If your divorce involves children, you may… Read More »


What Are The Residency Requirements For A Florida Divorce?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

If you are considering a divorce in the State of Florida, you may wonder if there are any residency requirements you should be aware of. While it is understandable that you probably want to initiate the divorce process as soon as possible, you will have to ensure that you are in compliance with Florida’s… Read More »


What Is An Ex Parte Custody Order In Florida And When Do You Need One?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

It is not uncommon for divorced parents to seek an ex parte custody order when they are concerned about the physical and emotional safety of their children. Below, we will discuss everything you need to know about ex parte custody orders and when it is appropriate to ask the court to issue the order…. Read More »


Can You Modify Or Terminate Permanent Alimony In Florida?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Permanent alimony is financial support paid from one spouse to another after a divorce. Typically, this type of alimony is paid until the death of either spouse or the recipient’s remarriage. In Florida, alimony can be paid in the form of periodic (monthly) payments or a lump-sum payment upon a divorce. If you were… Read More »