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Attempts At Alimony Reform In Florida Frustrated Again

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For the last few years, a number of lawmakers have attempted to usher in alimony reform in Florida to no avail. This year saw the introduction of Senate Bill 1922, which, if enacted, would have eliminated permanent alimony in Florida, go the same way as its predecessors. With the bill stalled in committee, lawmakers… Read More »

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Child Support And Wage Garnishment In Florida

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In Florida, when courts order child support, they do so based on a number of factors, including the number of children being supported, the parties’ incomes, and how custody is divided. Once ordered, a child support award will become legally enforceable, so non-custodial parents who fail to pay could risk being sanctioned by the… Read More »

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When Will My Alimony Payments End?

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The short answer to this question depends on a few different factors. Some types of alimony, for instance, have specific deadlines, by which former spouses can expect to stop receiving financial support. Other forms, however, will only end upon the recipient’s remarriage or the death of either party. For help determining when your own… Read More »

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Contesting Paternity In Florida

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Establishing paternity of a child can have a number of benefits if the man in question is actually a child’s father or wants to fill that role. If, however, facts come to light that put a man’s fatherhood into question, he may find himself in the position of contesting paternity. Also known as the… Read More »

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How Accurate Are Paternity Tests?

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When it comes to establishing the identity of a child’s biological father, DNA tests are one of the most popular and reliable methods of proving paternity. For this reason, courts regularly rely on these kinds of tests when paternity is contested, so it’s a good idea for those who are involved in paternity-related litigation,… Read More »

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Common Florida Time-Sharing Schedules

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What a family’s parenting plan will look like varies depending on the parties’ specific circumstances. There are, however, certain schedules that tend to get utilized more often than others and we’ve included some of the most common as a reference point. For help determining whether one of these schedules is right for you and… Read More »

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Can I Expunge A Domestic Violence-Related Conviction?

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Florida law allows some people to expunge their criminal records, a scenario that tends to arise most often when a person was a minor at the time of the offense, or when the conviction happened many years earlier. There are, however, certain types of criminal records, including those related to domestic violence arrests that… Read More »

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Keeping Your Divorce Out Of Court

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Contrary to popular belief, not all divorces have to result in litigation. In fact, couples are typically encouraged to try and work out divorce-related legal matters, with the assistance of their attorneys, in an out-of-court setting. This can be achieved through mediation, arbitration, or collaborative divorce, all of which aim to help parties come… Read More »

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Appraising Art, Jewelry, And Collectibles During Divorce

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Under Florida law, divorcing couples are required to divide all of their marital assets in an equitable, or fair, manner. This includes assets that are relatively easy to value, such as bank accounts or real estate, as well as property that is more difficult to appraise. Ensuring that your assets are properly appraised is… Read More »

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Disposing Of Marital Assets Before The Finalization Of Your Divorce

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Divorce proceedings can be time-consuming and expensive. For this reason, many couples find themselves wanting or attempting to sell marital assets that would normally be divided upon divorce. This is known as interim distribution and is possible in certain cases. Those who don’t follow particular rules, however, could end up being accused of hiding… Read More »

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