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September 2015 Archives

Collecting Social Security benefit after divorce

Floridians contemplating divorce may wonder how divorce will affect their Social Security benefits. Generally speaking it may be possible for a former spouse to receive Social Security benefits based on his or her ex spouse's record, provided that certain conditions are met.

Florida police enforce child custody order

Our Florida residents may have already read the media reports, and seen the footage of a Pensacola police officer enforcing a child custody order by interrupting a church service. Though the manner in which the issue was handled created an uproar on social media, it is important to not lose sight of the fact of child custody disputes between parties are emotional issues and can get complex very quickly.

Can an alimony order be modified?

Issues regarding spousal support can often come up long after the divorce papers are signed. Readers of this blog who are either receiving or paying spousal support may have questions regarding whether such awards can be changed in the future. According to Florida law, an existing order for alimony can be modified in some circumstances. Generally speaking, if there is a change in circumstances in either of the parties' financial abilities for better or for worse, either party can file a petition to modify an existing alimony order.

Can a warrant be issued to take physical custody of a child?

In some cases, during a child custody dispute if one party is concerned about the physical safety of his or her child he or she can, alongside a petition seeking a child custody determination, file an application to issue a warrant to take physical custody of the child.

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