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February 2016 Archives

Fighting to protect assets in a divorce

When Florida residents make big decisions, they likely consider all relevant factors that bear on the decision. Whether it be financial issues, emotional factors or other considerations, the best way to make an informed decision is to be knowledgeable about the different issues at stake.

What will a court consider when dividing the marital home?

Last week, this blog discussed a number of financial and emotional issues that need to be taken into consideration when Florida residents are deciding whether to keep the marital home in a divorce. While the parties may reach an agreement over the disposition of the family home in the divorce in some cases, this is not true in other cases. Accordingly, the court may be called upon to decide the issue as part of the process of dividing the parties' assets and debts.

When You Thought You Had Agreed To Everything

Marriage is a legal contract between two parties in Florida. Divorce, therefore, requires a Florida court order for both parties to break the contract. Many couples filing for divorce knew it was coming months or even years before filing the paperwork to start the process. Often, the divorce starts out amicably, with both parties sitting down together to work out the details about who keeps the house, custody and parenting time.

What does Florida do to ensure child support is paid?

Florida parents who share a child but are no longer together as a couple need to make certain that the child is adequately cared for and child support payments made on time and in full. Unfortunately, some parents do not adhere to this requirement. In some instances, there is a viable reason for that, but if they do not take steps to inform the court and make changes to the agreement, they will be faced with allegations of failure to pay child support. There are accompanying penalties and methods that child support enforcement will use to obtain those payments and both parents should be aware of them.

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