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WHERE CAN I FILE FOR A MODIFICATION OF MY ALIMONY OBLIGATION

Pursuant to Florida Statute 61.14 “either party may apply to the circuit court of the circuit in which the parties, or either of them, resided at the date of the execution of the agreement or reside at the date of the application, or in which the agreement was executed or in which the order was Read More

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Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends?

Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends? With so many American residents stuck at home with their families, prognosticators have predicted that several months down the road, the country could experience a baby boom and a divorce deluge. Unlike a cozy blizzard that keeps you home from work for Read More

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Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic Read More

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TIPS FOR AVOIDING ANXIETY AND CONFLICT DURING YOUR DIVORCE

Divorce can be an emotionally charged process. Even the most harmless or inconsequential of circumstances can spiral out of control on a moment’s notice. These 10 tips can help you maintain your peace of mind and avoid escalating conflict with your spouse during the divorce process. 1. Walk away before emotions flare. 2. Remember that Read More

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Can I Get a Simplified Divorce?

In order to file for a simplified divorce in Florida both parties must meet the following requirements: There can be no minor or dependent children born from the marriage nor can the wife be pregnant (all child born of the marriage must be at least 18 years old). If there is property, division of property Read More

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Can My Ex Go to Jail for Not Paying Child Support?

Being sent to jail is not likely to facilitate the ability of your ex to make child support payments. However, parents who refuse to make payments they can afford can potentially be found guilty of contempt of court, which can subject them to being sent to jail . This may seem satisfying to the other Read More

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What is a True “Emergency” in Family Law Cases

Everyone believes their motion deserves the immediate attention and resolution by the Court.  Many self represented litigants and inexperienced attorneys believe that by filing an “Emergency Motion”, even if the issue is not a true emergency, they will receive that immediate attention and resolution. However, filing a Motion as an “Emergency” does not automatically get Read More

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Can I Get My Marriage Annulled?

Often parties in very short term marriages realize they made a mistake and want to have their marriage annulled. However, where a marriage is validly contracted it should not be dissolved other than by divorce, or by a decree of annulment supported by allegation and proof of recognized grounds for annulment of marriage.  Unlike, Dissolution Read More

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How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced?

For couples who are clear about their decision to divorce and do not share minor children, Florida offers a process for a simplified dissolution of marriage. This type of divorce can take as little as 30 days to complete and cost very little money. Do we qualify for a simplified dissolution of marriage?  If you wish Read More

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Vacation Planning For Divorced Families

Many of Florida’s divorced parents enjoy an equal or near-equal share of time with their children. A parenting plan should allow for parents to take their children on vacation with a bit of negotiation. When planning a vacation that involves extensive or international travel, it is a good idea to prepare well in advance, so Read More

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