Florida Divorce Settled in Mediation

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Sep 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

How Can We Settle Our Divorce During Mediation With over 40 years of experience, Gordon N. Shayne is a strong advocate for the Power of a Mediated Settlement in Divorce cases. First, lets discuss what a Pre- Suit Mediation is and is not: A Pre-Suit Mediation occurs prior to the parties filin...

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Can't Afford to hire a Florida Attorney for my Divorce

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Sep 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

What Happens When Parties Want a Divorce or Child Custody Determination and Cannot Afford Lawyers During my professional career, I have assisted thousands of individuals. Many of these folks have sadly told me that they cannot afford to hire a lawyer in their Florida Family Law case. They feel c...

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Flat Fee Divorce?

Posted by Gordon Shayne | May 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

May I pay a lawyer a Flat Fee to represent me in my Divorce or Custody case? A lawyer is permitted to negotiate any reasonable fee structure with a client in a divorce or custody case. The majority of lawyers charge a “Retainer” in order to commence representation in a Family law matter. The l...

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Save Money during your Divorce through Mediation

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jan 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

HOW TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY IN YOUR DIVORCE THROUGH MEDIATION              The most commonly asked question that clients ask when meeting with a lawyer in a divorce case is: “How much are lawyer fees going to cost me in my divorce case?”  The simple answer is that a qualified lawyer has no real ...

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Cheap Divorce

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jan 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

CAN I GET A CHEAP DIVORCE IF MY SPOUSE AND I GO TO MEDIATION           It may surprise you to learn that over a million Americans get divorced, every year. Couples who have gone through the divorce process in our legal system, quickly learn that ALL Divorces have some or all of these features: ...

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Cheap Divorce Fast

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Dec 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

How to get a Cheap-Fast Divorce             In Florida, a cheap-fast divorce can be obtained if you hire the right kind of attorney. Attorneys who are also Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediators, can be your most valuable connection to getting a divorce quickly and without spending a l...

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Is Mediation Better

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Dec 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you are considering divorce, child custody or making changes to previous court orders, you may want to seriously consider hiring a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.  Who better to assist you and the other party in coming to agreements, exploring your options for remedies and c...

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Step-By-Step – How To File For Divorce In Florida

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Feb 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Going through a divorce can often be one of the most stressful situations in a person's life. Regardless of what terms you and your ex are on, starting a new chapter of your life alone can be daunting. What's more, if your friends and family don't support your decision to move forward with the di...

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How Can I save money on my Jacksonville, FL Divorce?

Posted by Sherry | Feb 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

I Don't Have Enough Money to Hire an Attorney, now what? We have all been in situations of requiring the help of a professional and not having the funds to do so.  It is an awful situation to find yourself in, for sure!  Sometimes, we have the luxury of time to 'save up' for what we need, and th...

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May I Appear for my Mediation via Zoom?

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Dec 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Yes!  In Florida, a Family Law matter such as a divorce or child custody case allows for the Mediation to be held virtually, or remotely, so you will not have to appear in person.  This is achieved via 'Zoom Video Communication' .  Use of this applic...

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COVID-19 Update

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Apr 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

While we are facing this Pandemic, the continued health and safety of our clients, employees and members of this community, remain our number one priority. The Law Offices of Gordon N. Shayne has taken several proactive steps and measures to adhere to the state of Colorado shelter in place orders...

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Child Abduction or Parental Kidnapping

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jul 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Child Abduction or Parental Kidnapping occurs when a parent violates a Court Order. Ordinarily, parents who have no court orders that define where the child lives and what kind of parenting time either parent has will not be impacted when a parent violates an informal agreement between the part...

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Child Support Calculations

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

What happens when a stay-at-home mom does not have any income? I'm going to discuss with you a little bit about what happens when a stay-at-home parent does not have income and you're involved in a custody case involving a request for child support, and how will the court deal with that situation...

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Sole Practitioner Benefits vs A Big Law Firm

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

I'm gonna discuss with you some of the things I've seen in recent years with attorneys in the family law practice, in particular the difference between lawyers who are members of big law firms and lawyers who are solo practitioners. I recently met with a client who came to see me about hiring me ...

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Benefits of Mediation Arbitration

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

I'm going to talk to you a little bit about the concepts of mediation and/or mediation arbitration, and what is that. First off, mediation is required in Nassau County, FL when any contested family law matters are set for a hearing. In other words, the court requires that the parties attempt to medi...

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Where Is My Retainer?

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

I'm going to discuss with you a little bit about some unique qualities of a retaining an attorney in a family law case in Florida, and that is that when you hire an attorney in a family law matter, the amount that you give the attorney is classified as a retainer. That's the amount that you pay up front to ...

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Domestic Violence and Police Reports

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Feb 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many times the cases that we see in family court, in Florida, involve one, or both parents, being charged with crimes. The most common type of crime that impacts family law cases, are domestic violence or domestic violence and abuse charges. It's always important to provide those police reports, if you have t...

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