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REDUCE CHILD SUPPORT OR ALIMONY: NEW CASE

 NEW ‘CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES’ CASE If you’re paying alimony or child support and want to reduce your obligation because of a new job, job loss, career change or other ‘change of circumstances’, a new Florida appellate court case may help give you some direction. In general, to reduce an existing alimony or child support obligation Read More

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DIVORCE TAX TIPS FOR 2019

If you’re facing a divorce in 2019 , you need to know that the new Federal tax act will have an impact on your case. Remember the old saying that in every divorce there are three parties: The spouses and Uncle Sam. It is very important that you have an attorney that understands at least Read More

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THERE IS HELP! HOW A PARENT COORDINATOR AND GUARDIAN AD LITEM CAN SERVE YOUR CHILD

If you are in a divorce or paternity matter, there is nothing more important than protecting your child. As difficult as the case may may be on your emotional and financial health, it is more so for your child. Fortunately, you are not alone. Florida courts make available to parents additional professionals to assist in Read More

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Divorce: How to Find Those ‘Hidden Assets’

In many divorces, the client will ask the lawyer “How can you find my spouse’s hidden assets?”  There are a number of ways to do so. Sometimes it might be necessary to hire a forensic accountant to assist, but often just using the following steps may help. ‘Discovery’ is the means to collect documents from Read More

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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Same-sex marriage is the law of the land since the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefel v. Hodges. This case recognized same-sex marriage as a fundamental right protected under the Constitution. But with rights come responsibilities, and same-sex couples will now face the same difficulties traditionally experienced by couples in divorce. These include children’s Read More

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PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

If you are contemplating marriage or have just been presented with a prenuptial agreement to consider, you need to  understand this unique legal contract. With the divorce rate between forty and fifty percent (and much higher for second and third marriages), a prenup is a wise ‘insurance policy’ in case of divorce. A prenup is Read More

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Alimony in Florida

There are a number of factors at work in determining who is entitled to alimony and how much will be paid. Florida has a unique alimony statute that takes into consideration the length of your marriage. Marriages are divided into  three categories which may affect both the amount and duration of alimony. Marriages under seven Read More

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DIVIDING YOUR MARITAL PROPERTY AND DEBTS

One of the first steps in a Florida divorce is dividing your marital assets and debts. Generally, all property (such as houses, cars, furniture, bank and retirement accounts, etc.) acquired during the marriage will be ‘marital property’. Property acquired before the marriage may not be ‘marital’ but if the value has appreciated during the marriage, Read More

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