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I Was Awarded Durational Alimony – What Does That Mean?

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There are a number of different types of alimony that courts can award during divorce in Florida, each of which is aimed at filling a specific need. Permanent alimony, for instance, is usually only awarded following the end of a marriage that lasted more than 17 years, where one of the parties is unable… Read More »

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WorriedMan

Steps For Obtaining A Domestic Violence Injunction

By Cairns Law |

In Florida, victims of domestic violence can seek protection from the court in the form of an injunction, or restraining order. These orders bar a respondent, or abuser, from further contact with the victim and can also address things like financial support and child custody. Unfortunately, obtaining a domestic violence injunction isn’t always a… Read More »

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Standard Florida Parenting Time Plans

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Florida family law courts presume that having frequent and regular contact with both parents is in a child’s best interests, unless of course there are allegations of abuse. While regular contact between parents and their child can be relatively easy to achieve when a family lives in the same house, it can be more… Read More »

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Child Support And Medical Expenses

By Cairns Law |

In Florida, all parents have the legal obligation to financially support their children. Doing so, however, can become a bit more complicated when the parents in question are separated or divorced. In these cases, the parties will need to clearly delineate who is responsible for what expenses and in most situations, the non-custodial parent… Read More »

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Tips For Communicating With Your Co-Parent

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It’s not always easy to establish a healthy co-parenting relationship, especially after a difficult divorce. Regular communication with a co-parent can end up being overshadowed by the reasons for a couple’s divorce or ongoing disagreements. The reality, however, is that communication between co-parents is critical to creating a healthy and happy environment for a… Read More »

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Orders Of Referral To Family Mediation

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Families who are involved in divorce, a paternity action, a relocation attempt, or a parenting plan modification in Florida will most likely end up receiving an Order of Referral to Family Mediation. This is a step taken by courts before a case goes to trial, in which they require the parties to at least… Read More »

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Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Divorce Settlement

By Cairns Law |

When judges attempt to determine how to divide a couple’s assets during divorce, they assess what they think an equitable split would be, which rarely turns out to be an exactly equal division. Instead, courts consider a lot of factors, like how each party contributed to the marriage, both spouse’s incomes, and each person’s… Read More »

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How Does Income Withholding Work?

By Cairns Law |

An income withholding order is a legal order issued by a family law court, obligating someone’s employer to withhold money from a specific person’s paycheck. The amount withheld is then sent to the state, which then disburses the funds as child support on behalf of the person whose paycheck was garnished. There are a… Read More »

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Enforcing Your Florida Domestic Violence Injunction In Another State

By Cairns Law |

In Florida, victims of domestic violence can request domestic violence injunctions, or restraining orders, which provide them with legal protection from further incidents of violence or threats. Fortunately, these orders remain in effect even if a petitioner relocates to another state, as the Violence Against Women Act, a federal law, ensures that all protection… Read More »

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Serving Divorce Papers On Your Spouse In Florida

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Whether you have decided to ask your spouse for a divorce, or expect your spouse to do so, the early part of the filing process can be a bit confusing. This is because filing for divorce requires more than just submitting paperwork to the proper court. While this is a crucial part of the… Read More »

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