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parental alienation in divorce cases

Parental alienation during a separation and divorce generally refers to one spouse turning a child against the other parent or other family members. One party in a divorce might use parental alienation to gain an edge in a child custody fight. One parent might turn a young child against the idea of living with their…

adultery and divorce in Florida

Many divorces are caused by a married person having sexual intercourse with someone who is not their spouse. But, because Florida is a no-fault divorce state, you do not have to prove your spouse committed adultery to obtain a divorce in a Florida family law court. You can obtain a Florida divorce in Florida simply…

tax implications of alimony for high earners

Many people don’t realize the financial impacts of divorce. During a high-net worth divorce, decisions made can have significant long-term tax implications. Generally, federal income tax rules allowed people who paid alimony to claim a tax deduction and required those who received spousal support to report it on their income tax return if the alimony…

protecting your business in a divorce

If you own a business and have decided to divorce your spouse, you need to engage a divorce lawyer who knows how to protect your business and protect your best interest in a divorce. In a divorce in Florida, your business could be broken apart to satisfy the legal requirement for equitable division of marital…

complex asset division

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is the equitable division of marital assets as required by Florida law. Asset division becomes more complex and emotionally charged when the divorcing parties’ assets have high monetary and sentimental value, which is often the case with art, antiques, and other collectibles. The Tampa high-net-worth divorce lawyers…

ten things about Florida divorce law

Marriage is intended to entail happiness with a partner for a lifetime. Florida is all about sunshine and fun. So marriages in Florida must be a great mix, right!? The reality, unfortunately, is not so. Most marriage vows do not last forever. Eventually, for many couples, nothing can prevent a breakdown in communication and bitterness…

petition to file for bankruptcy

Federal bankruptcy law gives people the right to declare personal bankruptcy and have certain debts eliminated or reduced. There is no legitimate reason for an employer or a potential employer to hold a current or previous bankruptcy against you. In fact, filing for bankruptcy should be seen as taking a responsible step toward resolving insurmountable…

pre marital agreement

Establishing a prenuptial agreement before marriage is a prudent measure that can save couples significant time, money, and energy in the event of a divorce. For high-income couples, a pre-marital agreement can provide safeguards to keep family assets or other wealth intact and ensure that each spouse remains financially secure if the marriage ends. Working…

wage garnishment laws

Under certain circumstances, Florida wage garnishment laws allow creditors to seize a portion of a delinquent debtor’s wages to satisfy unpaid debts. A creditor may obtain a wage garnishment court order that directs a debtor’s employer to deduct a specified amount of money from their employee’s paycheck each week and forward it to them. Private…

wage garnishment without notification

If you are behind on payments of child support, alimony payments, student loans, back taxes, court-ordered fines, and fees, or credit card debt, your wages may be garnished to pay a court judgment against you. Florida law says that, when a creditor files for a writ of garnishment against an individual, they must attach a…