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The Fight Over Florida’s Alimony Laws Intensifies

Alimony has always been a controversial topic. While the reasoning behind it is very logical and sound, various interpretations of how it should be applied have been met with anger, hostility, and fear. Well, if you find yourself experiencing one of those emotions, you may be in luck. Some proposed changes to Florida’s alimony laws… Read more

Denied for Adoption on Moral or Religious Grounds

The news that Florida may strike the ban on homosexual couples adopting, which was made in 1977, has been met with mixed response. Certain groups are all for it, calling it a massive step forward for the rights of gay couples, but certain others are opposed to it, as evidenced by the popular-vote constitutional amendment… Read more

Social Media + Silence = Marriage Danger

“The No. 1 reason people have trouble in their relationship or marriage is due to the lack of communication,” says Dr. Janne’ Lomasky, co-author of the self help book for people considering divorce, “To Stay or Not To Stay.”  Dr. Lomasky is a Boca Raton psychologist, hypnotherapist, and Florida Supreme Court certified family mediator. Dr…. Read more

Canadians Discover Secret to Happy Marriage

What is the key to matrimonial bliss? According to a study by business psychologist Dale Griffin from the University of British Columbia, the key is to have an idealized view of your spouse. Griffin’s research studied new marriages over a five-year period of time. The study took into account whether couples remained together, and who… Read more

Alimony Injustices

Alimony has been a hot topic lately. Massachusetts recently changed its out-of-date alimony laws, and now Florida and New Jersey are hoping to do the same. Before Massachusetts changed its alimony laws, the standard order for alimony in these 3 states was lifetime permanent alimony. The laws were made when the divorce rate was much… Read more

Custody Laws Changing: What’s Best for Children

American child custody trends have changed dramatically throughout history. Until the end of the 19th century, children were considered property of their fathers. If a father wanted his children after a divorce, they were his. Fathers had the right to keep the children from their mother. By the end of the 19th century, courts started… Read more

Your Divorce Needs a Parenting Plan

Divorce is tough. Emotions are swirling and stress levels are high. No one is quite sure what the future will hold. Especially for children, it can be an extremely confusing time. When parents are splitting up, it’s very common for children to feel like their lives are being turned upside-down. This feeling can continue after… Read more

Florida Man Racks Up Child Support, Arrested

When a couple is facing divorce, it can be a difficult and emotional time. Couples that have children must inevitably work out child support. As money is involved, child support can be a contentious issue. Sometimes one spouse refuses to cooperate, and may withhold child support payments out of anger. Recently in the news, a… Read more

Family Business Needs Special Handling in a Divorce

When planning and preparing for a divorce, there are many things to consider. If the couple has children, child custody and child support payments have to be worked out. Then there will be the splitting of assets. For most people, this includes houses, cars, material goods, and cash. But couples who own a business together… Read more

Child Support Increase ‘Too Much’ According to Miami Heat Player

Mario Chalmers, point guard for the Miami Heat, has been in court a few times in recent years discussing child support for his daughter. He has been in court again recently, this time fighting a court order that increased his monthly child support amount to $10,000 a month. Chalmers’s ex-girlfriend, Brittany Burrough, originally filed for… Read more