An Award of Alimony in Florida

There are many things a court has to consider when dealing with a request for alimony, but the first issue the court has to determine is whether either party actually needs alimony, and whether either party can actually pay alimony. From there, the court in...

Alimony in Florida: What you need to know

The purpose of alimony in Florida is to provide financial assistance to the economically weaker spouse. In order to even be considered for an entitlement to alimony, there has to be  a legal marriage  a need for financial assistance on the part of the requesting...

Do You Need an Attorney to Handle a Florida Divorce

Florida Divorce: Do I really need an Attorney? I have had several people come to me in the untold number of years that I have practiced law who have asked me if they need to have a divorce  attorney to handle their dissolution of marriage case.    I am a bit humored...

Social Media and Divorce: Protect your interests

How can Social Media Impact Divorce Hearings? Over three quarters of the attorneys surveyed in an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) study said they had seen an increase in cases involving evidence gleaned from social media. Attorneys and private...

Parents: You are going through a divorce, Not your children

Parents going through a divorce need to remember that their words and actions have a direct impact on their children during a divorce.   Remember – you are going through the divorce – not your children… and by that I mean your children are not divorcing either you or...

50% of American Marriages End in Divorce…Not Exactly.

What is the current divorce rate in America? On a regular basis, I overhear many people discuss the American divorce rate as 50%.  Although this statistic will likely become true in our lifetimes, the generalization is not accurate.  The Americans for Divorce Reform...

Divorce and Children: Guidelines for Parents

For children, divorce is often stressful, heartbreaking, and complicated. At any age, children may experience uncertainty about what life is going to be like, or upset at the possibility of parents separating once and for all. Separation and divorce isn’t painless,...

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