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  • Can I accomplish a divorce out of court?
    Can I accomplish a divorce out of court?

    There are two categories of divorce – contested and uncontested. A contested divorce occurs when the parties are unable to resolve the financial and child related issues and the decision making is ...

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  • What are the pros and cons of negotiating my agreement out of court?
    What are the pros and cons of negotiating my agreement out of court?

    PROS: Certainty: Judges are not particularly predictable. If you do not negotiate, ultimately you will only have a day or two in front of the judge for a Final Trial. That limited amount of time is ...

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  • Buy Nice, Not Twice
    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
    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
    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?
    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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