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COVID-19: If Your Child Gets Sick, Can You Make Medical Decisions Without the Other Parent?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

The coronavirus pandemic has made many divorced parents wonder, “Can I make medical decisions regarding my child’s health without consulting the other parent?” The answer depends on your current child custody arrangement. Types of Parental Responsibility and Decision-Making Typically, Florida courts recognize three parental responsibility options that impact the parents’ medical decision-making abilities: Shared… Read More »

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Restraining Orders in Florida Down During the COVID-19 Pandemic, And Here’s Why It’s Disturbing

By Donna Hung Law Group |

While some people presume that more couples are inclined to get divorced during the COVID-19 pandemic, statistics show that divorce filings in Florida remain steady. A report by Fox 13 News shows that while the number of divorce filings in Florida during the coronavirus pandemic has not changed compared to the pre-COVID-19 numbers, the… Read More »

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COVID-19: Can a Parent Withhold Child Visitation if the Other Parent is a Frontline Responder?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Many of those on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus disease, including doctors, nurses, and first responders, have children, and many of them are divorced parents. But can the other parent, who is not on the front lines, withhold child visitation or take your children away from you just because you… Read More »

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Do Florida Courts Favor Mothers When Awarding Child Custody in 2020?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Many fathers considering divorce are concerned about losing the child custody battle simply because they think that Florida courts are more likely to favor mothers when giving primary custody. But is that really the case? Are Florida courts biased against fathers when it comes to custody? Are Florida Courts Biased Against Fathers When Awarding… Read More »

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Couples More Likely to Seek ‘Impulsive’ Divorces During the Coronavirus Quarantine

By Donna Hung Law Group |

As 830 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Florida as of March 22, Floridian couples who quarantine themselves for prolonged periods of time are at risk for divorce. Experts warn that married couples are more likely to file for divorce during or after the coronavirus pandemic due to self-isolation, lockdowns, stress, and… Read More »

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Why Virtual Parenting Time is Effective in the Coronavirus Era

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Divorced and separated parents in Florida and across the nation are getting used to the new coronavirus reality. Stay-at-home orders, quarantine, closed schools, and the nationwide fear of COVID-19… The coronavirus pandemic has forced parents to alter their usual child custody and visitation schedules and change routines, causing a great deal of stress in… Read More »

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When Do Florida Courts Order an Unequal Division of Marital Property?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

In Florida, marital property is equitably distributed between the divorcing parties. However, equitable does not mean equal, which is why family law courts may order an unequal division. All assets and debts that the parties acquire in the course of their marriage are considered “divisible” marital property. Any assets that cannot be classified as… Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Mediation in a Florida Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Nobody wants to endure the stress of a divorce, and one sure-fire way to minimize the stress is to avoid litigation. Luckily, there are alternatives to the long, exhausting, and costly court process. Mediation is one such alternative. An increasing number of couples in Florida opt for mediation, which allows you to decide on… Read More »

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COVID-19 Update

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Dear Friends, While we all grapple with the evolving COVID-19 developments, the health and well-being of our clients (current and potential), staff, family, and friends continue to be our top concern.   We are taking precautions to minimize risk while remaining fully operational. The firm is monitoring updates by federal and local authorities. We continue… Read More »

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Does Florida Law Treat Inheritance as a Marital or Non-Marital Asset?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

When dividing property during a divorce, the question “Is an inheritance a marital asset in Florida?” may cross your mind. As you may know, any marital assets – the property that you and your spouse own together – will be split during the property division process. But what about inheritance? Whether an inheritance will… Read More »