Category: Family

Family-Based Visas

August 06, 2021 | Family, Legal Blog

Immigration laws are constantly changing, which makes it difficult to navigate the immigration process.  If you need immigration services for yourself, a family member, or your business, an experienced immigration attorney at The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates will assess your case to decide the best course of action for your immigration needs. […]

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Temporary Protective Status: Who is Eligible?

May 28, 2021 | Family

What is Temporary Protective Status? Temporal Protected Status, or TPS, refers to a grant by the Secretary of Homeland Security, which allows foreign nationals to temporarily stay in the U.S. temporarily when they cannot return to their country due to certain circumstances or conditions in their original countries that present harm to their safety. Some […]

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What to Expect From the Divorce Process

January 20, 2019 | Family

Divorce is a very common ending to marriages. The newer generations are causing the divorce rate to drop by as much as 18%, and this could be because of their decisions to wait longer before getting married. However, despite this recent trend, divorces are still very common. If you are thinking about filing for divorce […]

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How Can I Relocate With My Child After Divorce?

December 15, 2017 | Divorce, Family, Legal Blog

One of the most common issues in family law is when one parent needs or wants to relocate with their minor child(ren).  Whether the reason for the proposed relocation is legitimate or not, the parent wishing to relocate must be aware of Florida Statute § 61.13001 BEFORE moving. Under § 61.13001, a parent may not […]

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Avoiding Defamation on Social Media – Important!

December 22, 2016 | Criminal, Family, Legal Blog

What is Defamation? Defamation is a statement that is communicated to another that expressly or by implication injures the reputation of another or causes others to not associate with that person or their business interests. While each state’s laws vary, the Florida Supreme Court has determined that the basic elements of a defamation suit in […]

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Thinking of Representing Yourself?? Pro Se?

The term “pro se” means representing yourself in a legal proceeding. This a valid option however, you need to decide if it is the best option for you. There are many advantages to hiring a lawyer for your case. A lawyer knows how to navigate the legal system where as a pro se litigant most likely has never dealt […]

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Do You Suspect Domestic Violence? Be AWARE!

October 27, 2016 | Criminal, Family, Legal Blog

Do you suspect domestic violence? October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a serious and preventable crime. It is important to be there and support victims and survivors of domestic violence. An important step in ending domestic violence includes educating the community. The following are 5 things you can do to support a victim […]

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