The Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce:
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Thursday,
May 17, 2018.
posted in Divorce
The Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce:

The Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce:

In the state of Florida, you do not have to give a reason for divorce. It is what is known as a no-fault divorce state meaning that a reason apart from irreconcilable difference does not have to be given to obtain a divorce. Unfortunately, even though a couple mutually decide to obtain a divorce, the...

Friday,
May 11, 2018.
posted in Divorce
Community (Joint) Debt After A Divorce: Who Gets To Pay It Back?

Community (Joint) Debt After A Divorce: Who Gets To Pay It Back?

What happens to community (joint) debt after a divorce? Unfortunately, community debt – debt created by one or both spouses during their marriage – does not melt away like a snowball after a marriage ends. So what happens to it and which spouse is legally obliged to pay it back? The two of the most...

Thursday,
May 10, 2018.
posted in Divorce
Budgeting And Financial Planning After A Divorce (Can You Rely On Alimony?)

Budgeting And Financial Planning After A Divorce (Can You Rely On Alimony?)

Ending a marriage is not just about going separate ways with your spouse, but also becoming financially independent and handling your own budget. And while some consider this an advantage, budgeting can be quite confusing if you have recently divorced. Budgeting is not exactly as easy as putting two and two together. Rather, it requires...

Saturday,
May 05, 2018.
posted in Family Law
4 Tips for Creating a Great Parenting Plan

4 Tips for Creating a Great Parenting Plan

A parenting plan describes which parent will be responsible for certain aspects of a child’s life. Whether it is sufficient under Florida law will always depend on what is in the best interests of the child. However, parenting plans make parents’ life easier too—if they are done correctly. You know exactly what your obligations are...

Friday,
May 04, 2018.
posted in Child Custody
Considering a Move? Relocation and Child Custody in Florida

Considering a Move? Relocation and Child Custody in Florida

If you are considering a big move, your child custody arrangement should be one of the top things on your mind. Florida law prohibits a parent from relocating their home more than 50 miles away from their original residence without approval from the court or by written agreement with the other parent. You can create...

Friday,
April 27, 2018.
posted in Divorce
To Stay Or Not To Stay? Pros And Cons Of Moving Out While Divorcing

To Stay Or Not To Stay? Pros And Cons Of Moving Out While Divorcing

“Should I move out of my house while divorcing?” this is the #1 question people ask themselves when divorcing their spouse. The question is most often followed by another question, “How will this impact my divorce?” When choosing to leave your house during a divorce in Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere in Florida, it is critical...

Thursday,
April 26, 2018.
posted in Child Support
Retroactive Child Support: How To Claim Child Support After Divorce And Before The Court Order

Retroactive Child Support: How To Claim Child Support After Divorce And Before The Court Order

It can be very frustrating when your ex-spouse fails to make child support payments in time. But Florida law along with a Fort Lauderdale child support attorney can help you get those unpaid child support payments retroactively. Here is all you need to know about retroactive child support in Florida. Florida laws require both parents...

Friday,
April 20, 2018.
posted in Divorce
Buying a Property Mid-Divorce, Can I Protect It?

Buying a Property Mid-Divorce, Can I Protect It?

Division of property can be one of the most contentious aspects of any divorce, as you and your former spouse may have become attached to your assets. You may also each have strong opinions about what you are entitled to, or perhaps, what they are most definitely not entitled to. In Florida, divorce courts use...

Thursday,
April 19, 2018.
posted in Child Support
Disappearing Fort Lauderdale Paddleboarder Owes $500,000 in Missed Child Support Payments

Disappearing Fort Lauderdale Paddleboarder Owes $500,000 in Missed Child Support Payments

As a non-resident divorced parent, child support must be paid, and failure to meet this obligation is taken very seriously by Florida courts. However, this does not stop numerous parents from attempting to avoid their responsibility to provide for their child by refusing to pay the child support the owe. Take, for example, the paddleboarder...

Friday,
April 13, 2018.
posted in Property Division
Is There a Property Division Dispute in Giuliani Divorce?

Is There a Property Division Dispute in Giuliani Divorce?

As any property division attorney, in Fort Lauderdale or further afield, can attest to, a division of marital property can be one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce. While emotions are running high and both spouses are coming to terms with the changes in their lives, deciding who owns what can be more...

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