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Child Testimony in High Conflict Divorce Cases

IN ALL FLORIDA court proceedings involving children, the courts have a legal obligation to make decisions regarding the children based on the “best interests of the child.” This is a legal standard established by the Florida legislature and case law. Florida Statute 61.13 addresses the factors the court may take into consideration when determining the best […]

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Florida Alimony Reform Update

OVER THE PAST few years, advocates of alimony reform have been lobbying aggressively to change Florida’s alimony laws. The biggest concern among advocates for reform appears to be that Florida law still allows for lifetime, permanent alimony. Reform advocates argue that such permanent, lifetime alimony can be detrimental to the paying party, particularly as the paying […]

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Second Time Around: Challenges of Second Marriages and How to Overcome Them

STATISTICS INDICATE 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce. That statistic increases significantly in second marriages to a whopping 60 percent! Why? Here are three oft-cited reasons, and possible solutions to help you if you are considering a re-marriage after your divorce. Issue: Blending Families. Many couples marrying for the second time have children from […]

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Unemployed Spouse and Income

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] FOR YEARS, your spouse worked and made a good income—enough to support the family. Now you are divorcing, he or she has decided to quit his or her job. Or perhaps your spouse got laid off and can’t find comparable work. Maybe your spouse […]

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Life After Divorce: 3 Tips

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] NOT EVERYONE who visits an attorney to discuss divorce is ready to pull the trigger. Sometimes, one spouse may have just discovered the other spouse has had an affair, and in a highly emotionally charged state, he or she makes an appointment with an attorney […]

Adultery in Florida Divorce

Adultery in Florida Divorce

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] WHEN ONE SPOUSE has a relationship with another party outside the marriage during the course of a marriage, it can be an incredibly painful emotional experience for the other spouse, with significant consequences. In a divorce proceeding, it may be the natural inclination of the wounded party to want to use […]

Mediation in Divorce

Mediation in Divorce

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] MEDIATION is a non-judicial dispute resolution process in which opposing parties come together in an attempt to resolve their differences with the help of a neutral, impartial third party. The process typically is informal and the third party is not in a position of power […]

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High Conflict Divorce: 5 Tips

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] DIVORCE can be upsetting, no doubt. If you didn’t get along with your spouse while you were married to him or her, odds are, you’ll like them even less now that you are in the middle of a divorce. The whole process can be […]