How to Prepare for Your First Divorce Consultation

How to Prepare for Your First Divorce Consultation

Divorce Lawyer If you wish to get a divorce, one of the first steps you should take is schedule a consultation with a divorce lawyer. During this meeting, you can discuss your goals and get answers to all your questions. However, you might feel nervous and unsure of what to expect. To make the most […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Keeping the Marital Home - couple on couch distant

Advantages and Disadvantages of Keeping the Marital Home

Divorce Lawyer If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce, you will have to make a lot of decisions in the near future. One of the biggest decisions you will have to make is whether to stay in the marital home or not. It is important to consider both the advantages and […]

Every Item That Should Be On Your Estate Planning Check-List

While estate planning can be complicated especially when you have a big estate and lots of assets, the process essentially boils down to deciding who will receive your assets and who will manage your estate upon you passing away or being incapacitated. For best results, having an experienced attorney on your side will ensure your […]

Why Is Estate Planning Important?

Estate planning might sound fancy, but really it is just planning for the future in the event that the worst happens such as dying or becoming mentally incapacitated. This doesn’t mean that it will happen anytime soon, but it is good to plan in advance so your loved ones don’t suffer more as a result. […]

The Dissolution of a Long Term Marriage

As a trusted divorce law firm Tampa, Florida residents turn to, we, at  The McKinney Law Group, understand the decisions are clients face when going through a divorce. When the marriage has lasted for many years, or decades, deciding to go through the process might be even more challenging. A lot of this has to […]

Creating A Parenting Plan During Divorce – Foundations

When resolving child custody, visitation, parenting time, and parenting plan disputes, judges are required to evaluate the merits of each argument according to the “best interests of the child” standard. Essentially, this means that if you and your child’s other parent can’t agree on an issue and a judge is called upon to settle the […]

Modifying Spousal or Child Support Orders

Child support and spousal support orders are generally only modified by the courts under relatively extreme circumstances. For example, a child support order may be altered if a child’s living situation changes significantly, if he or she becomes very ill and requires intensive medical care or if either parent experiences an extreme change in income. […]

Couples Living Above or Below Their Means

When a couple decides to divorce, both spouses are faced with the reality of turning a single household into two households. The financial ramifications of this kind of transition are usually significant enough to dramatically impact the standard of living each spouse is accustomed to. Although the financial strain of divorce is a practical challenge […]

Preparing To File For Divorce

Thinking about filing for divorce can be an overwhelming process but it is important to understand that you don’t have to approach it without guidance – scheduling a consultation with a trusted Tampa, Florida divorce attorney can help to provide clarity, structure, and the ability to approach this transition in an informed way. You don’t […]

What You Should Know About Asset Division Pending A Divorce

In Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin, any asset acquired during a marriage is generally considered to be community property and will be divided equally between both spouses.  A divorce lawyer will also consider an increase in value on any asset, retirement accounts, and so forth. The exception to […]