Blog Posts in 2009

Is Permanent Alimony really Permanent?

There has been much litigation in Florida about whether retiring is a material and significant change in circumstances to warrant a downward modification of permanent alimony. There is binding case ...
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Living Together vs. Being Married: Does It Make a Difference?

I often hear people tell me, we lived together for 10 years before we got married, although we've only been married for 5 years. They go on to tell me that they've bought property, made ...
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Prenuptial Agreements and Divorce in Florida - Tiger Woods Saga

After publicly apologizing for his "transgressions," the golfing great reportedly offered to give his wife, Elin Nordegren, $5 million to keep her from from leaving and taking their children ...
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Florida Child Support: How is it Calculated and Who Pays?

Aside from providing love and regular attention after a divorce or paternity case, parents have no higher obligation than to provide financially for their children after the divorce. Child Support is ...
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P.E.A.C.E - the issues of Divorcing couples

The most common acronym we use is the divorce process is P-E-A-C-E. It is how divorce is arranged from most important to less important (not least important but just "less"). If the case ...
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Pets and Divorce: Who Gets Custody of Fido?

I am a dog lover and found an interesting article that I wanted to share on my blog. I have had clients agonizing over which spouse was going to get the dog. It's sad when both want the dog and ...
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How Long Will This Take and How Much Will It Cost?

When talking to prospective client, the number one question I'm asked is, "How long will this take and how much will it cost?" People want to know how long will they be tied up in the ...
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Asserting Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Ocala, Florida

Florida law maintains that the mother of a child born out of wedlock is automatically considered to be the legal parent and natural guardian of that child. If a child's parents are not married to ...
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