4 Emotions You Can Expect to Feel During Your Divorce

Let’s face it: Divorce is an emotional roller coaster. No matter how prepared you think you are, you will probably find that during your divorce process, you will face feelings you were not expecting to feel.  At McKINNON LEGAL, we have helped countless people end unhappy marriages and find their new beginning. We’ve become acquainted with some of the unexpected emotions that our clients encounter during Read More

4 Lies You Believe About Prenups

Deciding whether to get a prenup can be a difficult decision for many couples, and for lots of them, it can cause tension in the relationship.  Before you choose to either create a prenuptial agreement or get married without one, it is important that both you and your future spouse understand what a prenup is, what it means to have one and what it can and cannot contain. Unfortunately, there are many lies Read More

3 Tips for Healthy Co-parenting Following Divorce

Divorcing couples without children can go their separate ways once the divorce is finalized. However, for divorcing parents, you and your former spouse are entering a new stage in life. Now, you will have to learn how to work together as teammates until your children are ready to go out on their own. Welcome to co-parenting! Use these three tips for healthy co-parenting after your divorce. Respect the Read More

3 Reasons You May Need to Modify a Family Law Judgment

In family law cases such as establishing paternity, modifications, or divorce, you or the judge end up making decisions that will significantly affect you and your loved ones for years to come. In many situations, those decisions cannot be created in such a way as to apply to every fact pattern or issue that might crop up down the road. You may have the option to change or modify some aspects of family law cases, Read More

Blending the Family: How the Stepparent Adoption Process Works in Florida

Having a stepparent adopt a child can be a very emotional and exciting time for your family. It often signifies a complete blending of a new member with all of the family’s members. Stepparent adoption is also a good idea for very practical reasons as well, such as for family estate planning purposes or other legal or administrative issues. However, this exciting occasion can also be somewhat confusing. Below is a Read More

Understanding Duty of Care

The first element of negligence is that someone else had a duty to protect you from harm. That duty is often referred to as the “duty of care.” It is a broad concept that seems simple enough on paper, but it is actually very complex. Thankfully, there is a wide variety of case law in Florida that helps describe what the duty of care means in many contexts. At the most basic level, the duty of care is the same as Read More

A Brief Guide to the Name Change Process in Florida

Going through a divorce is rarely an easy process. For many, restoring your former surname from before your marriage is a big priority because it symbolizes a split with your former partner and a transition to a new life. In fact, roughly 80% of married women in Florida will change their name back to their former surname after a divorce. In Florida, you can change your name in one of two ways. You can either make Read More

Negligence Explained

In personal injury cases in Florida, determining whether someone was negligent is one of the most important aspects of a case. If someone was negligent, it is much more likely that they will have to pay for your damages after an accident, including: Auto accidents Slip and fall cases Medical malpractice Bicycle accidents Trucking accidents Products liability In each case, you have to show that Read More

Florida Family Law: The Postnuptial Agreement

You may have heard of prenuptial agreements, but these are not the only option available to couples who want to create a contract that will be enforceable in the event of a divorce. Postnuptial agreements are similar to prenuptial agreements, but they are created and executed after the date of marriage and/or prior to separation.  While you may not be anticipating a divorce in the near future, knowing how to divide Read More

4 Tips for Dealing with Insurance Adjusters

If you have recently been involved in an accident, such as a collision with a vehicle or if you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, chances are that an insurance adjuster is trying to contact you. Most, but not all, accidents will involve an insurance company. While having insurance is extremely useful, getting them to compensate you what you deserve after an accident can be a challenge. Insurance Read More