Category: Florida Divorce & Family Law

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Domestic violence in Florida should not go unreported. If you are the victim of domestic violence, it is important first to get yourself safe. Immediately call 9-1-1, your local domestic violence hotline, or Florida Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-500-1119.  Once you are safe, it is important to consult an experienced domestic violence attorney as soon…

Florida child custody laws

In a Florida divorce or child custody case, the judge will consider the children’s best interests when deciding how time-sharing will be allocated amongst the parents. See Florida Statute 61.13. Florida custody law does not give any preference to mothers or fathers when deciding child custody matters. Instead, the custody arrangement will depend on the specific facts…

alimony

Alimony is financial support paid to an ex-spouse to help maintain the standard of living established during the marriage. There are many different types of alimony in Florida, which vary in amount, form, and duration. The policy behind alimony is to alleviate the financial disparity between the two parties. When determining if alimony should be…

Florida divorce law on division of marital assets

When a married couple files for divorce in Florida, there will be an “equitable distribution” or the division of marital assets and liabilities. See Florida divorce law 61.075. Usually, the court will divide marital assets and liabilities 50/50 unless there are factors that would make an equal split inequitable. Usually, the first step is to determine…

alimony

Alimony, which is also frequently referred to as maintenance or spousal support, is payment from one ex-spouse to the other. The fundamental principle guiding an award for Florida permanent alimony is the disparity in the financial resources of the two parties. However, the disparity in financial resources alone is not enough to justify an alimony…

walking up wooden steps

Florida is commonly referred to as a no-fault divorce state. Under Florida divorce law, you don’t need to prove adultery or other reasons for a divorce. See Florida divorce law 61.052. All Florida law requires is there be irreconcilable differences to obtain a divorce. Further, a divorce can be granted in as little as 20 calendar…

houses in a row

Under Florida divorce law,  an “equitable distribution” of the marital assets and liabilities is required. This also includes real estate owned by the parties. The court will divide marital assets and liabilities 50/50 unless there are factors that would make an equal split inequitable. Usually, the first step is to determine if the real estate is…

Divorce Paperwork

Florida is commonly referred to as a no-fault divorce state. Under Florida law, you don’t need to prove adultery or reasons for a divorce. See Florida divorce law 61.052. All Florida law requires is there be irreconcilable differences to obtain a divorce. Additionally, if the parties can reach a full agreement on the terms, they can…

We cannot always plan for everything life throws at us. Sometimes events will cause us to move unexpectedly without much notice. Moving becomes even more complicated if you have a parenting plan as a result of a divorce or paternity action.  Depending on the specifics of your relocation, Court approval may be needed. If court…