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Will Remarriage Affect My Alimony Award?

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Alimony, or spousal support, is a type of financial payment made by one spouse to a former, or soon-to-be former spouse. In most cases, these payments must continue until a certain date has passed, or a specific goal has been reached. There are, however, other things that can impact an alimony award, including remarriage,… Read More »

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Florida Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Orders

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In Florida, individuals who are seeking immediate protection from an abuser can request a temporary restraining order. For help requesting such an order, or to learn more about asking a judge to make your restraining order permanent, consider reaching out to a dedicated Largo domestic violence lawyer. What are Temporary Restraining Orders? Temporary restraining… Read More »

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What Are Domestic Violence Injunctions?

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Domestic violence injunctions, sometimes referred to as restraining orders, are a type of legal order that can be requested by anyone who is the victim of domestic violence or is in fear of becoming so. The length of an injunction varies from case to case, lasting anywhere from two weeks to years. For help… Read More »

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Can I Get Divorced In Florida If I Was Married In Another State?

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Our society has become increasingly mobile in recent years, so it is not surprising that it has become less and less common for couples to remain in the same state where they were married. Fortunately, when it comes to divorce it doesn’t really matter where a couple was married, as long as they satisfy… Read More »

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The Difference Between Marital And Non-Marital Assets In A Florida Divorce

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In Florida, a court will only finalize a couple’s divorce once the parties’ assets have been divided in a manner that is deemed equitable. This, however, is only true for marital assets, or property that was acquired during the course of the marriage. Property that doesn’t fall under this category will usually remain in… Read More »

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Challenging A Florida Prenuptial Agreement

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Along with the trend of later marriage, more and more couples are deciding to enter into prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements can make the divorce process much simpler, but only if they were entered into correctly. A prenuptial agreement that doesn’t comply with the state’s requirements can be thrown out by the court and replaced… Read More »

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Can I Still Be Required To Pay Child Support If I Share Custody?

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Although child custody and child support are two different legal issues, they are also dependent on each other for resolution. How much child support a parent is required to pay, for instance, will be dictated not only by that person’s income, but also by how much time he or she spends with the child…. Read More »

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Modifying Alimony Based On A Change In Income

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A person’s financial situation can change a lot in the years following a divorce. Things like remarriage, the birth of a child, or unemployment, for instance, can significantly change someone’s outlook financially. Experiencing one or more of these changes when already required to pay alimony to a former spouse can be difficult, if not… Read More »

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What Constitutes Imminent Fear?

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There are times when a domestic violence injunction is absolutely necessary to someone’s safety. There are also, however, situations when an injunction is being used more as a sword than a shield and not to protect someone, but to hurt the accused. In these cases, determining whether a petitioner is in imminent fear of… Read More »

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A Judge Issued Temporary Orders In My Divorce Case – What Does That Mean?

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Obtaining a divorce can be a time-consuming process, which can be stressful for couples who need help navigating certain financial or parenting-related matters during that time. In these cases, courts often issue what are known as temporary orders, which address things like child support, time sharing, and living arrangements. As their name states, these… Read More »

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