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Same-sex Marriage in Florida Opens the Door to Same-sex Divorce
Same-sex Marriage in Florida Opens the Door to Same-sex Divorce Tue, Jan 13, 2015 While hundreds of same-sex couples happily lined up this past Tuesday to get married after a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, Florida divorce lawyers readied their practices for more business. Gay and lesbian... Read More

What Assets Are Subject to Distribution in a Florida Divorce Action
What Assets Are Subject to Distribution in a Florida Divorce Action Tue, Dec 09, 2014 In dissolution of marriage (commonly referred to as divorce) cases in Florida, the concept of equitable distribution is utilized as opposed to community property when distributing assets and liabilities. Equitable means fair not equal. The first st... Read More

Will My Child Be Able to Testify in Court?
Will My Child Be Able to Testify in Court? Tue, Nov 25, 2014 We receive many questions about the age when a child may testify in court. During a divorce proceeding- especially contentious ones- where the parenting plan is in dispute, the children wind up squarely in the middle. Many divorcing spouses believe... Read More

Who Gets the Engagement and Wedding Rings in the Divorce?
Who Gets the Engagement and Wedding Rings in the Divorce? Thu, Nov 20, 2014 The important distinction between wedding and engagement rings is that the engagement ring is considered a gift that occurs before the marriage whereas the wedding rings are viewed as gifts during the marriage. Read More

Marriage and Divorce- It Isn’t That Easy In the Sunshine State
Marriage and Divorce- It Isn’t That Easy In the Sunshine State Fri, Sep 26, 2014 Over the last several months in Florida, there have been several interesting cases that have emerged in family court divisions around the state, which eventually will make its way to conclusions at the State’s Appellate Courts, and possibly the U.S. ... Read More

Cyberstalking
Cyberstalking Wed, Sep 24, 2014 Emotions may run high between partners or spouses during or in the aftermath of a divorce. The temptation to lash out at one another using Facebook or Twitter should be avoided. Unfortunately, statistics demonstrate that incidents of cyberstalking ar... Read More

“Alimony, Alimony payin’ your bills”…or maybe not
“Alimony, Alimony payin’ your bills”…or maybe not Thu, Sep 18, 2014 The Florida Legislature probably didn’t have Led Zepplin’s 1969 song “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” in mind when similar bills recently advanced in both the House and Senate which would eliminate permanent alimony in Florida. Opponents of... Read More

Modifying Child Support
Modifying Child Support Sat, Aug 16, 2014 A party who seeks to change in the amount of court ordered child support bears the burden of proving a substantial change in circumstances. A substantial change in circumstances is defined as significant, material, involuntary and permanent in natu... Read More

Same Sex Divorce Action Dismissed by Florida Judge
Same Sex Divorce Action Dismissed by Florida Judge Wed, Jul 30, 2014 A judge in Hillsborough County, Florida has refused to enter a divorce decree for a couple because the State constitution and its statutes do not recognize same-sex marriages. Read More

Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex
Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex Wed, Jul 16, 2014 Florida law favors shared parental responsibility after a divorce with minor children. Judges frown on parents who try to alienate one parent from another. Florida Statute §61.13 acknowledges that the parent who tries to facilitate a relationship wit... Read More

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