Category: Family Law

Florida Divorce Glossary of Important Terms

Divorce can be confusing, especially when you’re dealing with terms you may not understand. Making sure you know these terms will help ease some stress of your divorce. Helpful Florida divorce terms Alimony: a payment of support provided by one spouse to the other. Annulment: a marriage can be dissolved...

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Tips for Maintaining your Sanity Through a Divorce

Divorce can cause stress and emotional turmoil, but it doesn’t have to be the reason you lose your sanity. Getting a handle on your emotions should be your number one priority during your divorce. This article provides helpful tips on how to maintain your sanity during a difficult divorce. Helpful...

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Does Alimony Ever Stop

In the state of Florida, alimony is typically modifiable in both amount and duration. But, in some cases alimony can specifically be non-modifiable. If a judge granted alimony that is non-modifiable or did not grant alimony at all, alimony cannot be modified or granted. This article explains the specific lifestyle...

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How Does Florida Enforce Child Support?

It is every parent’s basic duty to provide for their child whether they live with the parent or not. In a divorce, the parent not living with the child usually pays the custodial parent child support to help take care of their child. When a noncustodial parent refuses to pay...

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How Domestic Violence Impacts Child Custody

Domestic violence in Florida is defined as assault, battery, sexual abuse, stalking, kidnapping, or any other criminal offense by one household or family member to another that causes injury or death. While judges make custody decisions with the presumption that both parents should share custody, they will make other arrangements...

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Determining the Best Interests of the Child in Florida

A divorce can be extremely stressful on children. Divorce courts in Florida take this into consideration in every case, leading them to consider what is in the best interest of the child in their custody decisions. There are several factors that go into determining the best interest of the child...

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Same Sex Divorce Rights

Same sex marriage is a fairly new thing to the legislation in most states. This leave same sex couples to face unique challenges when it comes to same sex divorce. Because there is no specific legislation made for same sex divorce, judges must interpret laws that were made with heterosexual...

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Back to Basics: Florida Divorce FAQs

Divorce can be a daunting process. With as much stress that accompanies it, it is important to know all the basics of getting a divorce in Florida. Here we will answer the most common questions those going through a divorce have. How long does a divorce take in Florida? The...

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Can Men Get Alimony?

Divorces can come along with a lot of stress and be an emotionally trying time. Households and incomes are divided and it becomes difficult to ensure everything is divided fairly. In most divorces, it is usually assumed that the man pays the women spousal support in order to help maintain...

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Reform Law for Fairness in Divorce

It's not uncommon for a divorce to be messy when it comes to disagreements about alimony, child custody and child support. The Florida Legislature has been working on divorce law reforms in hopes of making divorce more fair and less difficult on families. Changes to alimony and custody are framing...

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