How to Manage Child Support and Alimony Under Florida Divorce Laws

In Florida, the court can order the non-custodial parent to pay child support to the ex-spouse. The court may consider the following factors when calculating child support: Expenses Parent’s ability to pay Needs of the child Number of children to support The court may also take into account the behavior of the spouses during the […]

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How to Split up Assets in a Florida Divorce

During a divorce proceeding in Florida, the court only divides marital assets and debts. For the purposes of a Florida divorce, the court considers any assets or debts acquired during the marriage by either party as marital assets. The court does not divide separate assets, defined as property and money owned by only one of […]

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Divorce in Florida – A Guide

  Eligibility To file for divorce in Florida, one of the two parties to the divorce must have lived in the state for at least six months before filing with the court. One exception to this is if you are a member of the military who lives in Florida but is currently stationed outside of the state. […]

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AFTER THE DIVORCE – SELF ESTEEM

One of the many things we struggle with as we learn to recover from a divorce is learning how to rebuild our self-esteem. It’s easy to understand why this is such an issue. When your marriage ends, you may feel rejected. You may feel unworthy. You sit crying on your coach, a pint of Ben […]

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FLORIDA DIVORCE – TOP 10 TIPS

(Courtesy of Psychology Today) For some people, divorce inevitably will be ugly. For lots of reasons it’s how it will play out. For many people, though, splitting up is a grief-filled experience full of genuine loss and wonderful opportunities. If that’s where you are, if you simply were not meant to be married anymore and you are two people of […]

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GREY DIVORCE?

What is this I Hear about Grey Divorces Increasing? Looking ahead to the next phase of life can seem pretty dreadful if you can’t stand the person who you’ll be spending it with. That may be what some boomers are facing. Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since […]

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What constitutes marital property in Florida?

Marital property is distributed in Florida divorce cases under the “equitable distribution” standard. Unlike some other states with “community property laws,” Florida courts divide marital property in an equitable, or fair, manner. In Florida, marital property includes all items, interests, and possessions attained by a couple during their marriage. Marital property in Florida is not […]

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Child Kidnapping and Custody – an Update

Approximately 800,000 children annually are reported missing, according to U.S. Department of Justice statistics—a staggering 2,000 minors daily on average. Family members account for 203,000, more than a quarter, of these child abductions, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”) claims. In 78 percent of child kidnappings, the offender was the noncustodial parent, […]

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DIVIDING PROPERTY IN A DIVORCE

Divorce is stressful emotionally, mentally, physically, and yes, financially. During a divorce, you and your spouse will be forced to make and accept decisions that have a major impact on your current and future financial situation and security. Don’t go into them uneducated and alone. While many people choose to consult a family law attorney […]

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Be Prepared When Seeking A Divorce

Divorce is complicated – legally, financially, and emotionally. Dividing up property a couple has acquired throughout their marriage (also known as marital property) can be one of the most contentious aspects of divorce. Luckily, divorce attorneys can help alleviate some of your legal and financial stresses by advocating for a division of property that works in […]

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