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 in a legal proceeding in […]
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 tips for maintaining your sanity […]
Do I Have to Pay Child Support if we Split Custody 50/50?
In an ideal world, each parent would be responsible for exactly 50 percent of their child’s finances and no court orders would determine who pays how much and for what. Unfortunately, that ideal situation doesn’t always happen. One parent typically ends up spending more on their children, whether they live with both equally or not. […]
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 changes that can allow alimony […]
How is Paternity Established in Florida?
In Florida, when a child is born to a mother that is married, the law assumes that child’s father is the mother’s husband. If the mother is unmarried at the time of the child’s birth paternity has to be established. This article explains how to establish paternity and why it’s so beneficial to your child. […]
If my Ex Remarries Do I Need to Keep Paying Alimony
If spouses have been married for many years, the Florida court will usually award a financially dependent spouse alimony in their divorce. Although when the spouse receiving alimony remarries, moves in with someone else or improves their financial situations, the spouse paying alimony will usually want to reduce or eliminate their alimony payments. This article […]
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 child support, sometime the custodial […]
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 if that is not in […]
Dividing Property After a Divorce in Florida
Dividing property in a divorce can be a tricky and stressful process, especially when the couple has been married for a long time. In the state of Florida there are several factors that are considered while deciding how to divined property in the fairest way. Florida law requires judges to divide property as equally as […]
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 and this article will cover […]