When Should You File a Civil Contempt Motion?
When divorce is filed in Florida, each ex-spouse must follow specific terms and conditions. However, when one party fails to comply with the requirements in the divorce ruling, you may need to take them to court to have them comply by filing a civil contempt motion. Here’s what you need to know about contempt motion […]
What is Alimony?
If a couple divorces or separates, one partner may have to pay the other alimony. Alimony is financial assistance that one spouse pays to the other to help maintain their standard of living after a divorce. Learn about alimony and how it works below. What is Alimony? Alimony, also known as spousal support or maintenance, […]
Which Custody Arrangement is Best for Your Family?
Florida does not use the term “custody” in family matters because the presumption is that the parties will engage in shared parenting. The parties must try to agree upon a Parenting Plan to define who takes care of children after a divorce. Parenting Plans specify each parent’s right to the minimum amount of time they […]
What is a non-compete agreement?
The inclusion of non-compete clauses in employment contracts is on the rise. Many business owners include this clause in various work agreements, whether between executives, employees, freelancers, or contractors. The elements and enforceability of non-compete contracts are often misunderstood, and vague language or language that does not conform to the statute’s requirements can prevent it […]
What are Protective Injunctions?
If you are in immediate danger of abuse or stalking, it is vital to seek help right away. Protective injunctions can be temporary or permanent court orders that protect a victim (the petitioner) from an alleged abuser (the respondent). Filing a protective injunction is a matter that should be taken very seriously. Therefore, it is […]
A Guide to Parenting Plans
When co-parenting with a partner, it’s vital that both parties’ parental rights are protected and that the child’s best interest is considered when determining custody. That’s why parenting plans, or custodial agreements, are an essential part of the co-parenting process. Parenting plans ensure both parties are on the same page and that there is no […]
Should I have a prenuptial agreement?
One controversial question that many engaged couples ask attorneys is whether they should have a prenuptial agreement. Some couples believe prenuptial agreements instill a lack of confidence or trust. Whereas other couples believe prenuptial agreements provide security in financial, marital expectations. Regardless of the couples’ viewpoints, prenups can help set a solid foundation for the […]
Elements of Business Contracts
When you start your own business, you want to do everything you can to make sure you are set up for success. One critical but sometimes overlooked element of your business is your legal documents, such as business contracts. A well-drafted contract is an essential part of doing business if you offer a product or […]
Common Types of Employment Disputes
When parting ways with an employee or employer takes a turn for the worse, understanding your legal rights is essential. As an employer, you want to develop contracts and working conditions that allow for a favorable employment transition. Understanding the common types of employment disputes will help you establish employment practices that protect you, your […]
Determining Factors For Child Support in Florida
Child support is a legal obligation for biological or adoptive parents to support their children. Any parent involved with a divorce or custody proceeding must go through the child support determination process as child support cannot be waived in Florida. The purpose of child support is to care for the health and well-being of the […]