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Calculating Income for Child Support in South Florida

In many respects, the laws surrounding child support are the most straightforward of all the family law-related calculations. As in other states, Florida imposes a precise statutory calculation on the ...
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How to Enjoy the Holidays While Going Through Divorce

It doesn’t matter what stage of divorce you are in, the process is mentally and emotionally taxing. Many people start feeling the depths of frustration, sadness, and fear when the winter ...
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Annulment vs. Divorce in Florida

Annulments typically take place a short period of time after the marriage, as little as a few days to several months. The largest difference between an annulment and a divorce is that an annulment ...
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6 Things You Need to Know About Asset & Debt Division

If you and your spouse are considering divorce or are already going through the divorce process, you may have a few questions about asset and debt division. To help you understand what will happen to ...
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Divorce Selfies Go Viral

A search for #divorceselfie on Instagram produces a long list of results showing couples who have just dissolved their marriages. What might seem odd to some, though, is the fact that the couples seem ...
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4 Things Not to Do During a Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a complicated process. From finances, to children, to moving, there are many issues that must be dealt with in a timely manner to ensure your personal well-being and ...
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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

On Friday, June 26, Supreme Court chief justices gathered together to conclude what would become a landmark decision in United States history. After many years of a back and forth gay rights movement, ...
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The Discovery Phase of the Divorce Process

The discovery phase is the time when both spouses and their respective lawyers if they have retained one, will negotiate the terms of a divorce. It is at this point where the two parties will or will ...
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Can I Make My Spouse Pay for the Divorce?

Understandably, going through divorce is stressful enough as it is, but adding all of the fees and other logistics on top of that can make the entire ordeal that can be overwhelming. First, you have ...
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What Are the Requirements for Divorce?

To initiate a legal dissolution of marriage in the state of Florida, you must first determine your eligibility. There are two types of marriage that you can choose to bring to the courts: simplified ...
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How Effective Is Mediation?

Rather than taking a divorce case to trial, mediation almost always the way to expedite the process. You can avoid court and the fees, and you can have your attorney act as a neutral facilitator of ...
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Divorce 101: Who Gets the House?

Property division is one of the most contentious aspects of divorce. If you're facing a separation, you've probably asked the question: Who gets the marital home? Florida divorce law ...
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How Divorce Can Affect Your Children

When getting a divorce, many parents are concerned about the visitation agreement and how often they will get to see their children, the holiday schedule, and child support payments. Parents try to ...
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Veterans' Benefits and Alimony in Florida

When handling issues such as alimony, each state has different statutes and laws. How your state deals with these issues can positively or adversely affect you; and understanding the laws in your ...
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Expenses to Consider Outside of Child Support

At the onset of a divorce, many experts suggest that you change your electronic life, including shared social media accounts and passwords. But your Facebook and Twitter passwords are not the only ...
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How to Get a Protective Order

When you are in an abusive relationship, you may not know how to get out of it. Making the decision to get a protective order can be the first to end the cycle of violence. An experienced attorney can ...
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Health Effects to Watch Out For During Divorce

Divorce has surprising health effects of which you might not be aware, but knowing what you may be in for and keeping a close watch will help. Also, hiring an attorney can be helpful in reducing the ...
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Paper Changes to Make Upon Entering Into a Separation or Divorce

At the onset of a divorce, many experts suggest that you change your electronic life, including shared social media accounts and passwords. But your Facebook and Twitter passwords are not the only ...
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The Centrality of the Court to Time-Sharing Arrangements

It is hard to overstate the importance of a court's decision-making process when it comes to visitation and time - sharing arrangements. Florida law is emphatic that courts—and only ...
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Automatic Termination of Alimony Upon Death in Florida

For many types of family law payments, including alimony and child support, there are laws and statutory provisions that govern modifications. Payments as originally conceived are not set in stone, so ...
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The Difficulty of Succeeding in an Annulment Claim in Florida

Divorce is by far the most common way couples get out of their marriages. Strictly speaking, however, it is not the only way: as in other states across the country, Florida law recognizes that ...
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Paternity and Naming a Child in Florida

Traditional approaches to surnames—a wife taking her husband's name, a child being automatically given the surname of the father—is entrenched even in today's society. Cultural ...
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Subsequent Children and Child Support in Florida

Modern families are complex. People have children in and out of marriage; and, even in marriages, couples that have children often divorce, remarry, and form new families. According to a 2011 Pew ...
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Florida Supreme Court Holds Divorce Lawyer Accountable

Familial disputes, especially and including divorces, can be difficult to resolve. Legislators, courts, lawyers, advocacy groups, and the parties themselves are all integral components in the realm of ...
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Divorce Ruling is Third in Recent Florida Same-Sex Marriage Cases

In 2002, well before same-sex marriage was legal in any state in the U.S., two women entered into a civil union in Vermont. The relationship lasted for a number of years; but the couple split up in ...
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