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Memoir of a Collaborative Lawyer: A Path to Wellness

JOURNEY This is not a story of any single individual case or even any single client’s experience but instead of my own journey as a soul first and as an attorney somewhere way after that. It’s funny when you think about it because I vividly…


Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

You and I have been created for greater things. We have not been created to just pass through this life without aim. And that greater aim is to love and be loved. Give yourself fully to God, who will use you to accomplish greater things…


CARROLLWOOD DIVORCE LAWYER AND FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

Carrollwood; A New Location The Melendez Law Office is officially in Carrollwood. Whether you are wondering whether you should get a divorce or you need guidance as to your option once you have decided to get divorced, the Melendez Law Office is available in the…


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Legal Separation vs. Divorce—Which is Right for You?

Divorce is a complex event. A participant should  expect to face many challenges. Likewise there are many options available to people to consider, specifically with the directions that they may chose. By nature separation is a natural component of the Tampa divorce process. Though there…


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How Much Child Support Should I Receive?

Florida Statute Florida Statutes, 61.13 addresses the issue of child support. It is the law in Florida just as every state addresses it in their own version of their statute. What most people do not know is that there is actually a formula that we…


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What Does a Family Lawyer Do?

The Law Degree To address the question what does a family lawyer do, one must go back to the basics and ask what is a lawyer. A lawyer first is someone with a law degree. Lawyers receive law degrees after they have first received an…


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Custodial Parent: Legal vs. Physical Custodial Rights

You Never Know Who or What Will Walk Through the Door I never know what to expect when a person walks into my office. Many times people are confronted with the question, what is the difference between Legal and custody rights? When an individual asks this…


Hiring a Child Support Attorney

5 Things You Need to Know About Hiring a Child Support Attorney

Attorney’s are hired every day for matters that are different from their background. Understanding what the attorney’s background is before you hire is very important. I think many people think that an attorney is knowledgeable about the law in general. This is not the case.…


Selecting the Best Family Attorney

3 Tips for Selecting the Best Family Attorney

This topic has to start with analyzing your needs. There are many things that a family law attorney can assist with if the attorney has the applicable background. It is best to verify that the attorney you are interviewing has the background to handle your…


How Much Child Support Should I Be Paying?

How Much Child Support Should I Be Paying?

This is a question that I am confronted with may times in my practice. And just as much as I hear ” How much child support should I be paying?” I hear” How much child support should I be receiving?” What may people don’t understand…


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