Florida Child Support Guidelines and Calculator

A child support order tells the parents what they must do to support their children. Enforcing child support orders means getting the parent to do what the order says. The amount of child support is based on guidelines defined in Florida law. Child support guidelines...

A Cautionary Tale: Divorce Leads to High Emotions

Heightened Emotions during a divorce can lead to Abuse All too often when clients are first dealing with the throes of divorce or separation, the emotions involved run high. There is an old adage that says that criminal lawyers see people at their best and divorce...

If I move before the divorce is final, what can I take?

What can you take when separating? If you decide to move out before your divorce is final and you do not have a Marital Settlement Agreement in place, try to come up with an agreement with your spouse as to who is going to take what.  If that is not possible,...

Florida Divorce Law: Property Division

Division Of Assets in Divorce, Florida One of the most difficult and complex areas of divorce is the division of marital assets and liabilities (debts). Marital property may include cars, houses, retirement benefits (pensions), business interests, cash, stocks, bonds,...

Florida Divorce Law: Child Support

FLORIDA CHILD SUPPORT You and your spouse each have a responsibility to sup­port your children in accordance with their needs and your financial abilities. Child support may be by direct payment or by indirect benefits, such as mortgage payments, insurance, or payment...

Florida Divorce Law: Alimony

Florida Alimony After equitable distribution has been made, the court may consider an award of alimony. The court may grant alimony to either the husband or the wife. Rehabilitative alimony may be for a limited period of time to assist in redeveloping skills and...

Florida Divorce Law: Filing a Case in Family Court

Filing a case. A case begins with the filing of a petition. A petition is a written request to the court for some type of legal action. The person who originally asks for legal action is called the petitioner and remains the petitioner throughout the case. A petition...

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