• 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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    • Tackling Those Busy Weekends

      Weekends are meant to be fun, relaxing, and carefree. But the life of a parent is jam packed with even more responsibility then what came during the work week. Inevitably, the weekends are still fun, ...

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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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    • 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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    • Going to Court vs Settling Your Divorce Case in Southwest Florida

      Representing clients who are going through difficult interpersonal relationships is a big responsibility and one that we here at Family First never take lightly. We have represented clients who are ...

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    • Worries and Fears over Divorce Case in Southwest Florida

      I am the proud Father of four-year-old twins and over the holidays I had a wonderful chance to catch up on some much needed time with them (I hope you did too with your kids). Whenever I get to spend ...

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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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    • When Do I File My Financial Affidavit?

      This is a common question we hear...here... The answer is, it depends. Under Florida Statutes 61.30(14) every petition for, or a modification of, child support shall be accompanied by a statement of ...

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    • We're Moving and Other BIG Decisions

      Our intake specialist has this to share with you about our upcoming move and BIG decisions in your personal life... I joined the Team in November. Walking into my first job at a Law Firm after having ...

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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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    • "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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