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August 2016 Archives

Divorce filings peak in Florida

For many Florida residents, August and September are a time of new beginnings. With the new school year under way, individuals around the state are in the process of rearranging their schedule and their personal lives. Many may be rearranging other matters as well, as August is known as a peak time of the year for filing for divorce.

What is Florida law when it comes to relocation?

Child custody can be an emotional and problematic issue for parents in Miami. This is especially true if the custodial parent chooses to move to another location. There are many factors that go into this decision and it often leads to a custody dispute or an attempt on the part of the non-custodial parent to put a stop to the relocation. The court will view these disagreements through the microscope of what it deems to be the best interests of the child. Knowing how the law views these disputes is paramount when trying to come to a satisfactory solution whether it is from the perspective of the custodial or non-custodial parent.

Florida alimony reform laws may tilt the playing field in the wrong direction

Under most circumstances in Florida divorces, if one spouse is ordered to pay spousal support (obligor), the award may be paid in one of three ways: 1) as a lump sum payment; 2) in monthly payments either for a pre-determined amount of time or; 3) as part of temporary arrangement, perhaps until the obligee finishes college or lands a job.

We can help you seek modifications to your child support order

Recent posts on this Miami divorce law blog have discussed a variety of topics related to child support. From exploring how income is established for the purposes of computing child support to evaluating the factors a court may consider when determining the amount of a child support award, it become clear quite quickly that child support can be a economically significant commitment. Though child support is generally awarded so that a parent maintains financial responsibility for his kid it can also become a heavy burden for a parent whose circumstances change.

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