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...

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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...

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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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Florida Divorce Law: Communication with the Family Court

Ex parte communication is communication with the judge with only one party present. Judges are not allowed to engage in ex parte communication except in very limited circumstances, so, absent specific authorization to the contrary, you should not try to speak with or...

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