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December 2016 Archives

How is alimony determined in cases when it is awarded?

When it comes to divorce and asset division, many divorcing couples have questions about alimony and how it could affect their finances. The reality is that alimony could be awarded to a deserving spouse in the short or long-term. However, not all Miami couples will figure in any type of alimony payment during their property division. Alimony is only awarded in certain situations when one spouse's financial situation is unfair in terms of the other.

Tips for a peaceful holiday post-custody arrangement

When you ask many parents, post-divorce or right after a new custody arrangement, many will say that the holidays are one of the tougher moments for a new family dynamic to adjust. This is because the holidays are likely centered around traditions steeped in family members playing certain roles around holiday time. That coupled with a change in cash flow due to new living arrangements can really change how the holidays look after a child custody arrangement is determined. So when it comes to the holidays, how does a parent promote peace after a relatively new custody arrangement?

We help you seek recovery of back-owed Miami child support

When it comes to the well-being of children and the success of their future, there isn't anything that will come between a Miami parent and their child's success. Success for a child can come in many forms, but one thing a child undoubtedly needs is financial support. This is a big reason why child support is court-ordered and enforced. If a parent has accrued back-owed child support, there may be ways to collect.

Expenses generally not covered by child support

A divorcing couple should take stock of their financial situation, especially if child support is involved. In the state of Florida, a family law court decides how much should be paid by estimating the amount of money the parents would spend on their child if they were all residing in one household. That amount will then be divided, based on each parent's income. Expenses usually include daycare, the child's health insurance, the cost of overnight visits and funds to set aside for college. What might not be considered are the extra expenses involved in raising a child.

Protecting parent-child relationships in Florida

There is perhaps nothing more important to Florida residents than the relationship they have with their children. Parenting can be both incredibly rewarding and challenging at the same time, particularly for parents dealing with custody issues following a divorce.

How does a Florida court evaluate the parent-child relationship?

Over the years, Florida parents grow in their relationship with their children. From bonding when the child is an infant, to watching the child mature into their own person, the relationship between parents and children evolves over time.

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