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Division of Pensions and Retirement Accounts In a Florida Divorce
Division of Pensions and Retirement Accounts In a Florida Divorce Fri, Nov 18, 2022 Pensions and retirement assets are often among the largest and most significant assets at issue in a divorce proceeding. Florida’s equitable distribution law recognizes that some retirement assets are marital, some are non-marital and others are a c... Read More

Substance Abuse and Divorce
Substance Abuse and Divorce Fri, Nov 11, 2022 One of the marriage difficulties that predictably leads to divorce  is one spouse’s alcohol abuse or other addiction - to gambling, sex, food, drugs or spending. Over time, these habits erode the relationship and wreak havoc on finances. Read More

Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member: What You Need to Know About Chapter 751
Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member: What You Need to Know About Chapter 751 Mon, Oct 31, 2022 Chapter 751 of Florida Statutes dictates the requirements for legal and temporary custody of a minor child by an extended family member. As reflected in Chapter 751, many minor children live with and are cared for by members of their extended familie... Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock

Current Overview of Alimony in Florida
Current Overview of Alimony in Florida Fri, Oct 14, 2022 The Florida legislature attempted to eliminate permanent alimony three times over the past ten years. However, those bills were vetoed twice by then Governor Rick Scott and once by current Governor Ron DeSantis. For better or worse, alimony is alive ... Read More

Florida's Alimony Reform Bill Update
Florida's Alimony Reform Bill Update Mon, Jun 20, 2022 On June 17, 2022, the ‘Alimony Reform Bill’ that passed both chambers of the Florida legislature this past legislative session, was sent to Florida Governor DeSantis’ office for review. The Governor has until the end of this month to approve the bi... Read More

Do I Need Other Professional Help?
Do I Need Other Professional Help? Wed, May 25, 2022 The goal of every good divorce lawyer is a final judgment dissolving the marriage, with the least financial and emotional impact for her client. No two divorces are exactly alike as each divorcing couple presents with a different set of facts. Read More

Part 2: Child Support: Other Factors to Consider
Part 2: Child Support: Other Factors to Consider Fri, May 13, 2022 After utilizing the statutory guidelines to calculate an amount of child support, there are several other factors that the court may consider before ordering a final amount. Every case is different and it is important to have an informed litigator to... Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock

Part 1: Child Support: How is it calculated?
Part 1: Child Support: How is it calculated? Tue, Apr 26, 2022 Child support is, often, one of the most integral portions of a dissolution or paternity matter. The court is able to determine and order both temporary and permanent child support. As a result, it is important to know what is considered in determini... Read More
By MaryCatherine Crock

Can you call off your divorce once you start it?
Can you call off your divorce once you start it? Thu, Jun 03, 2021 The short answer is yes. There are many reasons why couples  start divorce proceedings and many reasons why they change their minds and decide to give the marriage a second or even third chance.  A good divorce lawyer honors and supports those decisi... Read More

4 Key Considerations for Co-Parenting This Summer
4 Key Considerations for Co-Parenting This Summer Mon, Jul 27, 2020 Many co-parents are familiar with the questions raised by the summertime—like where your child will spend their break from school, who will care for them while you or your co-parent is at work, and many more. Now, COVID-19 is bringing even more quest... Read More

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