Category: Divorce

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Child Support Services from a Tampa Bay Lawyer

In the aftermath of a divorce, child support is one of the most important issues to decide. Unfortunately, one or both members of a former couple often leave disappointed or frustrated, either because they feel the child support arrangement isn’t fair or their spouse misrepresented them in court. Child support

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Can I Use Recordings of My Spouse for Divorce Evidence?

In any divorce case, gathering evidence to support your side of the story is vital. That’s doubly true in cases where your spouse is being abusive or when you’re trying to sway the judge to your side on matters of child custody or child support payments. But only some type

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Alimony in Florida: What Do I Need to Know Before Divorce?

Divorce is a difficult and costly time for everyone involved. But before you start the divorce process, you need to understand alimony, how it can impact your finances, and whether you qualify for alimony payments from your spouse. Read on for more information about alimony in Florida. Alimony in Florida

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Child Custody Laws in Florida

Divorce is a complex and stressful process for everyone involved, especially if you have kids. Understanding child custody in a divorce is crucial so you know what to expect and how to be the best parent possible for your children. Contact knowledgeable Tampa family law lawyers today or read on

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The Best Matrimonial Divorce Lawyer in Tampa, Florida

No one enters a marriage expecting to be divorced. But this unfortunate outcome can and does happen, and it’s not always anyone’s fault. If you’re looking at an upcoming divorce case, you need the best matrimonial divorce lawyer in Tampa to help you through the process. Read on for information

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Alimony in Florida

Getting divorced doesn’t necessarily mean the end of financial obligations between both parties. In many divorce cases, the court could award alimony to a financially needy spouse. That alimony must be paid by the financially able partner in the former couple. However, alimony is not always a permanent arrangement. Cohabitation

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Spousal Abandonment Laws in Florida

Divorce is always a complicated affair. Despite being a no-fault divorce state, many Florida marriages end in divorce for one or more concrete reasons. In some circumstances, one spouse may allege that the other “abandoned” them and cite this abandonment as a reason for initiating divorce proceedings. This article will

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Financial Rights and Obligations in Marriage

When you marry in Florida, you join your life with another person in more ways than one. Not only can you now share and jointly own property, but you have access to and rights to information about each other’s finances. For some couples, this isn’t a problem. For others, it

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Cryptocurrency in a Divorce

Dividing assets is a standard part of any Florida divorce case. But while this could be simple with classic assets such as a family car or old wedding gifts, things get a little trickier when it comes to cryptocurrency: digital tokens of potentially massive value around the world. Not sure

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Situations That May Lead to a Court Amending a Divorce Judgment

Many elements of a final divorce judgment cannot be changed when a divorce (called a dissolution of marriage in Florida) finalizes. However, certain elements, like alimony amounts, child support conditions, and more may be modified under certain circumstances. Below, we’ll break down eight potential situations that could lead to a

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Legal Separation in Florida

Marriage doesn’t always work out, even in the best of times or with the best of intentions. However, married couples in Florida do not necessarily need to get a divorce if they wish to live apart and pursue separate lives. Let’s break down the topic of legal separation in Florida

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8 Questions to Ask a Divorce Attorney

Ask the Right Questions Early in the Search for Legal Advice Divorce can be a long and difficult process, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Family law experts can help you receive a fair settlement from your divorce and get through this trying time as smoothly as

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Can You Claim Divorce Attorney Fees on Your Taxes?

Divorce proceedings can be excessively expensive – but can they contribute to your tax return? This article will break down whether you can claim divorce attorney fees on your taxes. We’ll also explore the impact that itemized deductions may have on your tax return. Why Claim Divorce Attorney Fees on

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How Do Florida Courts Calculate Alimony?

Alimony is a court-ordered payment from one spouse to the other, and no two divorce cases are ever the same. In general, alimony in Florida is awarded to the lower income-producing spouse to maintain their current standard of living. In the eyes of Florida Courts, either spouse may file for

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What Is Child Support and How Is It Calculated?

No matter who pays, when, or how much; child support is always a prickly issue for everyone involved. The legal definition of child support refers to the amount a non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent. The payment serves as a legal commitment for the child’s living expenses, including

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Overcoming the Legal Challenges of a Blended Family

Successful families require an abundance of blending, scrambling, and often muddling through a host of delicate personal issues. With a blended family, there are complicated relationships and individual differences to overcome. Blended families are remarkable for everybody involved; if only they worked better. Unfortunately, statistics do not back up the

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Divorce During COVID-19 or a Pandemic

Divorce is devastating, messy, and complicated even under normal conditions. During a pandemic like COVID-19, going through a divorce is more distressing for several reasons. There is confusion about getting a divorce (or even if you can) during lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. There are also added stressors due to financial

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Jurisdiction and UCCJEA and PKPA

The UCCJEA is the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. This act helped combine the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) with the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA). There were differences between these two acts pertaining to the priority and the exclusive jurisdiction of a state to a case.

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Jurisdiction and Residency

The state of Florida, like any other state, has certain jurisdictions for courts over cases. Jurisdiction in the law is the authority of the courts to try cases on legal matters within a specific area and over certain kinds or types of legal cases. In this case, jurisdiction pertains to

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Time Sharing and Military Service

Time sharing and parental responsibility can become major topics of discussion in the dissolution of a marriage. The Florida Statute title VI, chapter 61, section 61. 13002, specifically addresses the military circumstances and situations that would impact and affect any kind of time sharing or child support. However, there are

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Guardian Ad Litem

In some cases, a court will appoint the guardian ad litem to a minor child involved in a dissolution of marriage. A court will determine whether or not one is needed, based on what is in the child’s best interest. Ad litem is Latin, meaning “to suit” therefore direct translated,

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Alimony is a common topic discussed in the dissolution of marriage proceedings. Although it can be associated with child support and children, in some circumstances it is just between the individuals of each party. Alimony in general is the provisions or support ordered by the court for one party to

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Who Gets the Family Pet in a Divorce?

Today, our family pet seems like a member of the family rather than a piece of property. When going through a divorce, this differentiation can be very challenging as pets come with emotional attachments and are not seen as items of possession. However, in Florida divorce law pets are considered

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Who Gets the Engagement Ring?

Engagement rings can have special emotions and prices attached. Ownership of an engagement ring is a topic commonly discussed when dealing with divorce and separation. Engagement rings typically come with a high price and the condition of marriage. Each case differs depending on the circumstances of the relationship. However, in

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Relocation can be a difficult subject to consider when going through a separation or divorce. Under Florida Statute §61.13001, there are many necessities and stipulations required for parental relocation with a child. The first section under this statute goes over the definitions to help better explain the conditions of the

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Mandatory Disclosure Rule

Throughout any divorce or separation, you are bound to hear the words “mandatory disclosure” brought up. In the state of Florida, there is actually a Mandatory Disclosure Rule. This rule requires that both parties in a family law case provide specific and certain documentation to the other party. This is

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Best Interest of the Child Standard

In Florida legal statutes there is an entire section devoted to helping explain how the Best Interest of the Child Standard (BIOTC) is determined in different cases. When parents have contradictory views about what a child’s or children’s best interest are, cases involving the dissolution of marriage can get tense

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Tips for Dealing with the Stress of Divorce

Even the most amicable of divorces are unpleasant and cause you unnecessary stress. Thankfully, there are things you can do to minimize the stress of divorce so that your physical and mental health are well during the process. Here are just a few tips for helping you make it through

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