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...

Unmarried with Children: Your child custody rights in Florida

Child Custody Out Of Wedlock - Legal Issues Unmarried parents often deal with a number of difficult situations when it comes to child custody and child support. An unwed mother might find that the father of her child refuses to acknowledge paternity and refuses to pay...

Hiring a Divorce Lawyer is an Investment in Your Future

How is a Divorce Attorney, an investment in your future? Q client told their lawyer that hiring a lawyer to handle divorce is like investing in your future.  If you don’t choose the right one, it could be a very bleak future. I don’t say that to be the oh no woe is...

Recent Divorce Articles

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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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...

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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...

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Why does anyone agree to premarital agreements in Florida?

Reasons for having Florida Premarital Agreements  (the Pre-nup) People aiming to marry use premarital agreements for a variety of reasons, a few of which may very well be interrelated. Premarital agreements help clarify the parties' expectations and rights into the...

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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,...

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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,...

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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...

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