To say being married is difficult, is in many cases an understatement as evident by the number of divorces that take place in the State of Florida each year. According to the American Psychological Association, roughly 40% to 50% of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce. Florida ranks as having the seventh-highest divorce rate in the country. Many factors have been cited as contributing to this dissolution of relationships including families relocating from other states, from foreign countries, an aging population with a longer life expectancy and those entering retirement. Additionally, many families move to the Sunshine State to try and make a new beginning, to take whatever assets they have acquired in other parts of the country and make a fresh start, drawn by warm sunny weather and low taxes. But with over 50,000 divorces sought in 2018, roughly 1/3 of the number of marriages recorded each year, Florida seems to be a mecca for a growing number of disillusioned couples seeking divorce. The cost of which each year will exceed 2 billion dollars for Florida residents. Divorce attorneys are very busy handling a growing number of cases involving many different types of families and distinct social groups including immigrants, aging retirees, and same-sex partnerships. Only experienced divorce attorneys with years of experience are in many cases equipped to handle the complex issues involved with these diverse groups seeking divorce.
The tragedy of break-ups in modern marriages can in many cases be attributed to negative forces and negative energy exerted by one partner over another. This negativity can take many forms including over-dominance, possessiveness, insecurity, jealousy, excessive compulsive behavior, and even personality disorders not displayed during courtship. Marriages can be irrevocably harmed by one partner having undue influence over another, creating an unhealthy environment with sometimes devastating results. Most marriage breakups are the result of a continuing series of events that cause agony, hardship, withdrawal and emotional distress for at least one of the partners involved. Hunter Malin, Heekin Law, P.A.’s lead marital and family law attorney has over 20 years of experience dealing with clients who have been subjected to emotional distress caused by one partner over the other. The emotional ecology of successful marriages is a balance of both positive and negative forces where partners share equally in supporting each other. Putting the other persons needs first is a mutually satisfying experience that many marriages never obtain.
Its is extremely important to hire a marital and family law attorney who is experienced in all aspects of Florida law, especially when it involves complex divorce cases. Florida is a no-fault state meaning that having one party at fault for the break-up of a marriage is not required as a ground for divorce. There are only two different grounds for divorce to be granted in the State of Florida, incapacitation and irreconcilable differences. Under certain circumstances, a fault may impact the distribution of marital assets, alimony, and even parental time-sharing.
When a marriage is on the brink of ending, oftentimes one or more of the parties involved suffer emotionally. At Heekin Law, P.A., our attorneys are sensitive to the problems divorcing families face. With years of experience handling many different types of divorce settlements, child support and custody cases, modification to an existing agreement, establishing paternity or guiding a client through mediation, we are sensitive to your needs and act as a trusted advisor throughout the entire process. Our lead family law attorney Hunter Malin has years of experience addressing the humanistic, as well as the legal aspects of your case. Hunter will work closely with you to clearly identify your needs and goals and pursue a legal course of action that benefits you, your family and children. He will work tirelessly to help you move efficiently toward a positive settlement and a more constructive and healthier life going forward. He will also help you achieve an amicable solution with your spouse, allowing you to retain your dignity as well as receive a favorable outcome to your case.
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To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
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Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
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We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. For any assistance, please reach out to