How To Get A Restraining Order in Florida:  Petitioning for a Domestic Violence Injunction

Domestic Violence is a significant issue in our country and state. Nationally, one in four women and one in seven men are the victims of physical violence perpetrated by a

10 Tips For Successful Co-Parenting

Co-parenting a child following a separation or dissolution of marriage is often challenging for both parents and children. There are many factors that come into play including strong emotions, how

7 Reasons to Use a Lawyer When Getting A Divorce

Getting a divorce or a “dissolution of marriage”, as it is called in Florida, is never easy. Some people believe that representing themselves in a dissolution of marriage can help

Understanding Time-Sharing and Florida’s Child Custody Laws

Child custody, technically called “time-sharing” in the state of Florida, is one of the most emotional, and often, contentious issues that can arise for parents and children when couples divorce

A Look at Property Division Rules in a Florida Divorce

Deciding to end a marriage is a major decision for both spouses, as it is signaling the end of an emotional connection and a division of assets collected during married

Celebrating Our 5th Anniversary on 5/5 at 5!

Jacksonville, FL – April 20, 2021 Parra Harris Law is excited to announce that we are celebrating our law firm’s 5th anniversary with an event on May 5th, “Celebrating 5

What You Should Do When a Parenting Plan Isn’t Followed

Married couples get divorced for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons are too much conflict or a lack of commitment. If there are children involved in the relationship,

Our Guide to Relative or Grandparent Adoption in Florida

Pursuing relative or kinship adoption in Florida means that a grandparent, uncle, aunt, or sibling will do the adopting. Florida legislation has paved the way to facilitate adoptions by relatives,

Understanding Child Support: What To Know

Divorce happens for numerous reasons, but more often than not, best for both parties. Unfortunately, divorce can also be difficult for the custodial parent as they’ll essentially be tasked with

Understanding Legal Stepparent Adoption in Florida

Step-adoption in accordance with Florida law gives a person who married into an existing family full and equal parental rights and responsibilities over his or her stepchild. This adoption is

Navigating Your Divorce Deposition in Florida

When in the middle of a divorce, you want to head into your deposition with as much information as possible. Naturally, the courts will want a share of that information,

Injunctions for Protection: What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard of restraining orders at some point, whether it’s through someone you know who was harassed by someone or you’ve seen it in the movies. In Florida, it’s

How To Create A Successful Holiday Custody Schedule

The holiday season produces the most treasured childhood memories—nothing quite compares to the joy of waking up to Christmas morning or the smell of hot chocolate topped with colorful marshmallows.

Four Signs That Divorce Is Coming in the Midst of a Pandemic

Marriage in and of itself is challenging enough when things are going well.  When adding a global pandemic with uncertain futures for some, a lot of issues that were often

Meeting Your Child’s Needs After Divorce

Divorce can be scary, and it can be even more so when there are children involved. During a divorce, it is important to take steps to ensure that you will

Paola Parra Harris Has 100% of Attorney Fees Covered for Mother of Three

A woman recently contacted our firm looking for assistance with attorney fees. She was a wife in a long term marriage where the husband provided sole financial support for the