Have You Been Served with Divorce Papers? Here is What You Need to do.

Depending on what brought you to this point, being served with divorce papers might be a huge shock or it might be exactly what you expected. Either way, this event should trigger action on your part. What you do now will have great bearing on your ability to protect your rights moving forward. These are the steps you need to take after being served with divorce papers: 1. Read all of the enclosed documents Read More

Good News: Your Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be So Stressful

The Rotella & Hernandez team is excited to announce that Attorney Nora Rotella recently became a Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator. This means we will be able to serve our clients in a new way that is particularly useful in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Today in our blog we will be discussing what mediation is and why it’s beneficial to incorporate mediation in family law matters. Mediation Read More

Summary of the Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Proclamation goes into effect on Thursday April 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Who does it affect? An individual seeking to enter the U.S. as an immigrant who on the date the Proclamation comes into effect: Is outside of the U.S.; Does not have a valid immigrant visa; and Does not have a valid official travel document (such as transportation letter, boarding foil, or advanceparole document), or issued on Read More

COVID-19: My Ex Can’t Afford Child Support

Today we are living in a world that just a few weeks to a month or two ago, most of us never would have imagined. As we face our new reality, we rush to put systems in place that will allow us a semblance of normalcy and keep us closer to our routines and order from before. For parents who rely on child support payments from their formal partners, there’s a big question looming: How will coronavirus impact child Read More

VAWA: Not Just for Victims of Physical Abuse

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was created to provide protections for victims of abuse. Along with providing access to helpful services, VAWA also makes it possible for those who have been abused by U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident family members to get their own green cards and stay in the United States legally. There are a couple of things you might not realize about VAWA if you only know it by Read More

Three Tips for Successful Co-Parenting After a Divorce

Many couples with children find that their biggest concern when getting divorced is how it will impact their children. Inevitably, your divorce causes some big changes in your child’s life. Having a strong parenting plan in place can help make the transition smoother, and benefit the whole family’s emotional wellbeing. Read on to discover the Rotella & Hernandez team’s tips for successful co-parenting. Read More

An Introduction to Crimmigration

You may have noticed that you’re hearing the buzzword “crimmigration” more and more lately. But what does this word really mean? In today’s blog post, we’ll explain some of the background of this word, and what it means for immigrants today. Let’s get started. The crim- prefix in crimmigration comes from the word “criminal.” It is combined with the word “immigration” to represent the combining of the criminal law Read More

Paternity for Unwed Fathers Explained

When a child is born to a married woman, the law provides a presumption (assumes) that her husband is the father of the child and he is granted paternity rights automatically. For unwed fathers, however, it is a little more complicated. When you are not married to the child’s mother, you must take certain steps to be legally recognized as your child’s father. Establishing Paternity at the Time of Birth The Read More

Motion for Bond 101

If you or someone you know is an undocumented immigrant the fear of being detained and sent to an immigration detention center is constant. We understand this and know that when you or a loved one gets detained, getting out and reuniting with their family is probably their highest priority. A Bond Motion is the tool used to request an immigrants released from detention. In this blog we will go over some of the basics Read More

Understanding Grandparents’ Rights in Florida

If you’re a grandparent and your child is getting a divorce from their partner, you may be concerned about how this will impact your ability to spend time with and care for your grandchildren. What if the other parent gets full custody and does not want to let your grandchildren spend time with you?  This is the main scenario in which people become concerned about grandparents’ rights. However, we’ve also Read More

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