Will the Court Believe Me?: Dealing with Your Narcissistic Ex

Dealing with a narcissistic ex in family court can be extremely stressful. At Sharp & Dye, we keenly understand the difficulty and anxiety our clients face during divorces, child custody cases, and other family court matters, especially when the opposing party has caused you excessive emotional pain over the years. We understand that you might fear the court won’t even believe you at all because the spin your ex Read More

Five Tips for Living Your Best Life Post-Divorce

People often focus on the heartbreak and difficulty of divorce, but today we want to draw some attention to the brighter side of things. If you’re getting a divorce -- whether it’s because you want it or because your spouse insists -- it means your marriage was not the joyous, invigorating bond that you both imagined it would be when you said your I do’s. And that’s a sad thing to have to accept! But getting out of Read More

Breaking the News: How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

“There’s something we need to talk about… Mom and Dad have decided to get a divorce.” The words are simple, but saying them is hard. Divorcing parents tend to agree that breaking the news to the kids is one of the most difficult parts of ending a marriage. How will they react? Will this cause heartbreak that they struggle to mend for the rest of their lives? Will they understand it’s not their fault? The questions Read More

Requests To Relocate A Child Outside Of The Country In Melbourne, Florida

This is the first post in a series of articles discussing requests by Melbourne, Florida parents to move with a child outside of the country. We have previously a series about relocation requests when a parent desires to move outside of Florida. International requests typically receive a heightened degree of scrutiny given the additional difficulties for the other parent to maintain a meaningful relationship with the Read More

Emergency Child Custody Changes In Melbourne, Florida – Series Recap

This is the last post in a series of articles addressing specific circumstances in which a parent may seek an emergency change in a child custody order in Melbourne, Florida. The goal of this series has been to delve deeper into specific situations that a judge may consider urgent enough to justify a revision to a previous custody order. As always, if you believe your child may be in imminent danger, contact the Read More

Emergency Child Custody Cases Involving Child Neglect In Melbourne, Florida

This is the next post in a series of articles discussing emergency child custody cases in Melbourne, Florida. The previous article discussed cases in which a parent’s criminal activity will be considered an “emergency” for purposes of modifying a custody arrangement. As with other emergency change requests, if the parent’s behavior is inherently dangerous or has created a harmful situation for the child then the Read More

Melbourne, Florida Emergency Child Custody Cases Involving Criminal Activity By A Parent

This is the next post in a series of articles discussing emergency child custody changes in Melbourne, Florida. The previous post discussed child abuse as adequate grounds for an emergency change in custody. When a child is the victim of physical or sexual abuse by a parent, a Florida judge will make an emergency change in the child’s custody arrangement. In some cases, CPS or law enforcement may also be involved in Read More

Seeking Protective Orders In Melbourne, Florida – Series Recap

This is the final post in a series of articles addressing protective orders in Melbourne, Florida. Living in fear of violence or harassment at the hand of another can be a terrifying experience. One may not know how to protect themselves from such behavior. Florida law provides a mechanism to quickly seek a protective order issued by the court to help deter the threatening activity. The goal of this series has been Read More

Ensuring Safety After The Issuance Of A TPO In Melbourne, Florida

This is the next post in a series of articles discussing seeking a temporary protective order in Melbourne, Florida. Our previous post reviewed the process for presenting a request for a TPO to the court. It also stressed the importance of retaining a knowledgeable attorney to represent one’s interests. In this article, we will address what one should do after a TPO has been issued to help ensure one’s ongoing Read More

Presenting A Request For A Protective Order To A Melbourne, Florida Court

This is the next post in a series of articles discussing protective orders in Melbourne, Florida. The previous post reviewed the need to seek a TPO when one is being harassed or threatened rather than engage in self-help to address the issue. Doing so is not only the best way to ensure one’s safety, but also may avoid other negative legal ramifications. In this article, we will explain the process involved in Read More