Category: Divorce

Featured: Male soldier's hands about ready to remove his wedding ring- Military Divorce: Understanding your rights and options

Military Divorce: Understanding Your Rights and Options

Navigating through a military divorce presents a unique set of challenges and nuances. In the heart of Tampa, Florida, understanding your rights and options is crucial for a smooth transition into your new chapter of life. This article delves into the intricate world of military divorce, providing invaluable insights and

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What Are Your Alimony Options in a Divorce in Florida?

Getting divorced is a difficult process by itself, even without considering a topic like alimony, also called “spousal support.”  Whether you hope to receive alimony or know that you’ll have to pay it, it helps to understand your alimony options in a Florida divorce from the start. Let’s take a

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Key Steps for a Successful Florida Parenting Plan

If you have kids when you get divorced, you and your ex-spouse must devise a parenting plan to determine the responsibilities and time-sharing schedules you’ll both adhere to. Generally, the Florida statutes no longer use the terms “custody” and “visitation,” preferring instead to address “parental responsibilities” and “parental time sharing.” 

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Military Divorce Services in Tampa, Florida

Getting divorced is always a stressful and difficult process, but it can be even more so for military veterans or their spouses. Those who serve in the military are often away from home for extended amounts of time. Filing a petition for divorce yourself or receiving a petition for 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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Featured: voice recording wave on smartphone screen- Can I Use Recordings of My Spouse for Divorce Evidence?

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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Featured: Divorce decree, judges gavel, 2 wedding band, pen on top of desk- The Best Matrimonial Divorce Lawyer in Tampa, Florida

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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Featured: Female hand dropping bitcoin on man's palm - Cryptocurrency in a Divorce

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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Featured-judges gavel + paper money on desk - How Do Florida Courts Calculate Alimony?

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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