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What Is the Difference Between Divorce and Annulment in Florida?

By Laura A. Olson, P.A. |

Most failed marriages end in divorce. But there are some cases where one or both parties may wish to pursue an annulment instead. But what is the difference? Does it matter whether you end a marriage by divorce or annulment? And how does an annulment affect issues like child custody? What Is an Annulment?… Read More »

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Can You Get a Florida Divorce for a Common-Law Marriage?

By Laura A. Olson, P.A. |

Marriage has not always been regulated by the state. In colonial America, many couples entered into “common law” marriages that were not formally recognized by any governmental or religious body. These couples held themselves out as married but never obtained any kind of marriage license. Over time, of course, the states took a greater… Read More »

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Are the Court’s Closed Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Laura A. Olson, P.A. |

Many people are under the misconception that the courts have shut down because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The courthouses remain open and the judges still are hard at work handling essential matters, which includes divorces, child support issues, modification of timesharing and alimony, domestic violence injunctions, and other family law related cases. When social… Read More »

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