What to Do if Your Spouse Won’t Sign Divorce Papers


When filing for divorce, it is common for you and your ex-spouse to disagree. However, an outright refusal to sign divorce paperwork or participate in proceedings can make the process even more stressful. Whether your spouse refuses to sign because he or she holds out hope that the relationship can be repaired or is trying […]

Relocating with Children After a Divorce


It is natural to consider relocating following a divorce. A new place can provide a refreshing outlook on life and allow you to move on. However, relocation following a divorce is not as simple as packing up and leaving, especially when children are involved. Below, we discuss the various requirements regarding relocating with children after […]

How to Modify Child Support in Florida


Child support is one of the most significant issues co-parents face. As your children grow and family dynamics change, you may find that your current child support plan needs to be updated after the initial judgment is finalized. Any child support order can be modified by either parent, whether you are paying child support or […]

Understanding Property Division During a Divorce

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Property division is one of the most stressful and complicated parts of filing for divorce. Couples acquire many assets and debts before and during the marriage, so it can be challenging to figure out how to divide them. Seeking the counsel of a Florida divorce attorney will help ensure assets are divided fairly and in […]

When Should You File a Civil Contempt Motion?

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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?

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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 are Protective Injunctions?

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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?

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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 […]