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Can I Get Sole Custody of My Kids in Florida?

In the past, family courts typically favored one parent regarding custody arrangements and child support. However, now courts recognize the need for both parents to be involved in their children’s lives. Florida courts have specifically eliminated phrases such as “visitation” and “custody” in favor of terms like “time-sharing” and “parental responsibility.” With this change, “sole […]

How to Modify Alimony

Alimony, or spousal support (as it’s referred to in Florida law), helps a spouse transition from married to single life after a divorce. Spousal support payments are separate from child support payments and exist to assist a lesser-earning spouse in getting back on their feet after the divorce. Spousal support isn’t granted automatically in every […]

What Prenuptial Agreements Should Include

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Prenuptial agreements, commonly referred to as “prenups” or premarital agreements, are legal contracts couples sign before getting married. Prenups offer couples the opportunity to openly discuss the various financial aspects of their future relationship, from who will be responsible for health insurance to deciding how to handle paying off debts. To insure that the discussions […]

Creating Holiday Parenting Plan Arrangements

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Creating a parenting plan or custody arrangement is an essential part of divorce proceedings for parents with children under 18. In Florida, there is no fixed or presumptive parenting plan.  The courts recognize that every family is unique.  Accordingly, parents are required to submit a parenting plan for court approval before divorce proceedings can be […]

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

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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

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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

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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, […]