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Category: Divorce & Family Law

For families experiencing the turmoil that so often comes with divorce or separation, co-parenting counseling can help.
Florida Statutes create the guidelines for establishing court ordered electronic communication between a non-timesharing parent and a child.
One topic that comes up quite often in developing a Parenting Plan in family law cases is where to do the ‘pick-up/drop-off of the child(ren).
Child support following death
Florida Statutes create the guidelines for establishing the child support obligations from one parent to the other, but what happens if that parent pre-deceases the child reaching the age of majority?
The Governor has signed a bill into law which creates a rebuttable presumption that equal time-sharing is in the best interest of the child, CS/HB 1301 - Parenting and Time-Sharing of Minor Children. What does this mean?
Florida legislators have approved significant reforms to Florida’s alimony law and SB 1416 will head to the Governor's desk for signature or veto. If the bill is approved by the Governor, it would have dramatic effects on the future of alimony awards in dissolution of marriage proceedings. However, it would not have retroactive application to previous awards ordered by the courts.
Generally speaking, a person’s alimony obligation terminates if his or her ex-spouse gets remarried. In some states, such as Florida, laws have been passed allowing alimony to be terminated if one’s former spouse enters into a supportive relationship. A supportive relationship is, simply put, two unrelated persons holding themselves out as spouses who reside together and provide support or services to one another. Florida’s divorce laws notwithstanding, divorcing spouses are free to craft their own agreements as to alimony and the reasons for which it can be terminated.
Taxes issues and consequences are a continuous fact of life. It is important, to look at tax effects and tax consequences when you are going through a divorce. The following is an outline of some of the important things to consider as part of your divorce case.
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 combination of both.
Chapter 742.18 of Florida Statutes specifies the requirements for seeking a disestablishment of paternity or a termination of a child support obligation in circumstances wherein the male is not the biological father of the child.