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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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Father’s Rights vs Mother’s Rights in Florida

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Feb 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Does a Mother have more rights than a Father in Jacksonville, Florida? We often hear a client say... "I just know that as a father, I won't win anything" "The law always favors the mother over the father" "I've always done everything as the mother; he wouldn't know how to do anything"

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Filing an Emergency Motion in Jacksonville, Florida

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Dec 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Do You Understand What is Considered an Emergency? Florida defines a child emergency as a “matter of imminent abuse, neglect or abandonment affecting the health, safety or welfare of a child.” When a parent is arrested for: drug use/possession of drugs domestic violence Or, has been involun...

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Duties of Parents to Co-Parent

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Dec 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Florida is governed by the best interest standard. The best interest standard when you're talking about children, parenting time, and decision making is what the court is going to consider in entering its orders in the absence of an agreement. Now parents are free to come up with parenting plans...

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How to Hire the Best Family Law Attorney

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Nov 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

I'd like to talk about the importance of hiring a family law attorney in your divorce or child custody case, or post-decree motion that you have in family court in the state of Florida. Unlike criminal law where an attorney can be appointed by the court to represent you, in family law there is n...

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How long does it take to get a Divorce In Florida

Posted by Gordon Shayne | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lots of folks call our office and they ask, “How long is it going to take to get a divorce in Florida?” Generally, divorce cases in Florida are going to depend upon the jurisdiction that you're in. If you're in Nassau County, it's probably within a timeframe of four to seven to eight months be...

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What Happens To 401k/Retirement Accounts In A Divorce?

Posted by Gordon Shayne | May 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

I want to discuss with you what happens with a retirement account or a 401k account and how that may be involved in your divorce or legal separation or even in post-decree matter. A post-decree matter means that you've already gone to court. You have had a judge enter a decree or a legal separati...

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Preparing For An Attorney Consultation

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Apr 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

We offer free consults in this office to potential clients who are looking to hire an attorney. Obviously, we can't give free advice to everyone, but for people that wish to come in and me with us and get an idea of what is expected and what kind of a case they're dealing with, whether it's a div...

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Abduction/Parental Kidnapping

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

I want to talk to you a little bit about what you should do when you have child custody orders from another state and let's say that the parent who has visitation is in here in Florida and the other parent is not returning the child. What do I do then? You'll find that the police here in Florida

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Best Interests of the Child

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Feb 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

I want to talk to you a little bit today about Colorado's law that pertains to parenting, and to the best interest of the children, and questions that are asked about whether or not the law favors mothers over fathers or fathers over mothers. The best interest statute in Colorado was really craft...

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ABOUT GORDON N. SHAYNE

With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Shayne has had a legal career fighting for the rights of his clients while focusing his practice exclusively on Divorce, Child Custody and other Family Law Matters. Our services are available throughout the State of Florida.

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