• Can You Travel Out of State with Your Child During a Divorce?

      While it may seem like an innocent activity, traveling out of state with your child in the midst of a divorce can have serious consequences. The situation is not so grave if you and your former spouse ...

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    • Holiday Time-sharing with Children in Florida

      Another year is almost in the books and we here at Family First like to ask the really tough questions this time of year (well all the time actually). Are you spending the quantity and quality of ...

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    • My Girlfriend Is Pregnant and Doesn't Want to Keep the Baby, What Do I Do?

      This is a surprisingly common question in Florida Paternity law. When we meet with a prospective Father, or get a call from a prospective Father we always have two immediate pieces of advice. FIRST - ...

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    • Can I Get Retroactive Child Support?

      When two parents divorce, the state of Florida holds both parties legally and individually responsible for financially supporting their children. The courts may require the noncustodial parent to pay ...

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    • Interest on Child Support Arrearages in Florida

      When you are ordered to receive child support, (known as an obligee) each month's missed payment becomes a form of a judgment or an arrearage. These unpaid amounts collect interest at the rates ...

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    • Can You Travel Out of State with Your Child During a Divorce?

      While it may seem like an innocent activity, traveling out of state with your child in the midst of a divorce can have serious consequences. The situation is not so grave if you and your former spouse ...

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    • Can I Move with My Child During a Divorce or Paternity Action?

      When two exes share children, their paths will continue to cross for years to come as children are the link keeping divorced or separated parents connected whether they like or not. If you have a ...

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    • What Is a Divorce Appeal in Florida?

      What is a divorce appeal in Florida? A typical divorce in Collier or Lee County, Florida does not involve an appeal. In some cases however, a spousal will find him/herself in a divorce trial and will ...

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    • Buy Nice, Not Twice

      If you have scheduled an appointment with Family First Legal Group to discuss your legal options and get more information about your potential case, it’s important that you have the right mindset ...

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    • Fear of Change

      Change is scary. Many people remain in relationships well beyond the “end.” I love my role as a family law attorney in Naples, Florida because I get to see first hand how we convince ourselves ...

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    • Important Message from the Attorney for Clients with Minor Children

      To All of Our Clients, The following is a general statement from Attorney Peterson regarding this emergency and how it may affect your case: We know that safety for you and your children is your top ...

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    • Family First Legal Group Selected as Three Years AIOFLA’s 10 Best Law Firm in Florida for Client Satisfaction

      Our firm, Family First Legal Group, is excited to announce we have been recognized by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as Three Years 10 Best Family Law Firm for Client Satisfaction. ...

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    • Family First Legal Group Wins Family Friendly Business Award

      Our team at Family First Legal Group is ecstatic that we were one of the 59 businesses to have won the Family Friendly Business Award. For the past 19 years, this award has acknowledged local ...

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    • Family First Legal Group Named a 2018 Law Firm 500 Honoree for Fastest Growing Law Firms in the U.S. - Two Years Running

      Our team at Family First Legal Group has been dedicated to providing excellence in customer service resulting in many happy clients. In doing so, our commitment and focus has taken us on a fabulous ...

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    • Summer Fun!

      The Summer Solstice was on June 21 this year which marked the first day of summer. Here are 100 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids and Parents to make the most out of your summer. Eat well and be a master of ...

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    • "I need to change my parenting plan, it's not working for me and my kids."

      “I need to change my parenting plan, it’s not working for me and my kids.” Is this something you often find yourself thinking? If so, you need to know a few things. First, the State of Florida permits ...

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