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    • What is Contempt?

      When it comes to a divorce , there are cases where the circumstances of one or both parties have changed. Despite the existence of the modification process, sometimes an ex-spouse does not fulfill his ...

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    • What Are the Different Types of Alimony?

      In Florida, alimony is paid by one spouse or another, to ensure that receiving spouse is not left disadvantaged following a divorce . Generally, the courts will ask that the spouse with the higher ...

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    • How to Enforce Court Orders

      Is your ex is refusing to comply with the court orders? Whether you have had the terms of your divorce finalized in courts or have requested relief for a matter such as child support , your ex is ...

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    • Is There a Way to Keep My Divorce Less Expensive and Out of Court?

      I often hear tales of horror and woe from a prospective client who has talked to a friend that heard that a friend of theirs about someone going through a divorce that got cheated out of everything, ...

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    • Patraeus, Allen Help Jill Kelley's Sister in Child Custody Case

      Virtue is one of the most important characteristics that a good parent should instill in their children. Furthermore, if a parent lacks virtue, this could affect their child custody battle in court. ...

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    • Marital Credit Card Debt - What If It's Not In My Name?

      As a divorce attorney, I suppose this is probably the third most common question I get from clients or prospective clients (right behind "how much will this divorce cost" and "how long will this ...

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    • Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and the New Year

      The last 18 months have seen many changes in families and their finances, and resulting in an increased number of divorces. The large number of people in bankruptcies and foreclosure proceedings are ...

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    • How to Create a Holiday Visitation Schedule

      Creating a child visitation schedule takes time and effort, but it pays off. A reliable child custody schedule prevents any confusion between parents and children about visitation times and other ...

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    • Timesharing in Florida and Parental Responsibility

      Florida child custody laws require specific provisions and allocations to be included in each final order for child custody. These provisions pertain to the child’s upbringing, the child’s rights, ...

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    • What is Contempt?

      When it comes to a divorce , there are cases where the circumstances of one or both parties have changed. Despite the existence of the modification process, sometimes an ex-spouse does not fulfill his ...

      Read More
    • What is Contempt?

      When it comes to a divorce , there are cases where the circumstances of one or both parties have changed. Despite the existence of the modification process, sometimes an ex-spouse does not fulfill his ...

      Read More
    • Dealing with Divorce in Your 20's

      Studies have shown that the younger a person marries, the more likely it is the marriage ends in divorce . According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 60% of marriages for couples between ...

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    • Requirements for Modifying Child Support in FL

      According to Florida family law, child support is always modifiable if the change would be at least $50 or 15% (whichever is greater). However, a “substantial change of circumstances” since the entry ...

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    • How to Create a Holiday Visitation Schedule

      Creating a child visitation schedule takes time and effort, but it pays off. A reliable child custody schedule prevents any confusion between parents and children about visitation times and other ...

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    • Timesharing in Florida and Parental Responsibility

      Florida child custody laws require specific provisions and allocations to be included in each final order for child custody. These provisions pertain to the child’s upbringing, the child’s rights, ...

      Read More
    • How to Enforce Court Orders

      Is your ex is refusing to comply with the court orders? Whether you have had the terms of your divorce finalized in courts or have requested relief for a matter such as child support , your ex is ...

      Read More
    • Why is January the Busiest Time for Divorces?

      Family law attorneys throughout the United States understand that January is the busiest time for divorces . Once the holiday season is over, troubled couples typically want to get their lives ...

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    • Divorce & New Year's Resolutions

      If you are experiencing divorce during this time of year, dealing with the holidays can be quite a challenge. But with the end of your marriage in site upon the new year, this is the perfect ...

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    • How to Create a Holiday Visitation Schedule

      Creating a child visitation schedule takes time and effort, but it pays off. A reliable child custody schedule prevents any confusion between parents and children about visitation times and other ...

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    • How to File a Restraining Order for Domestic Violence

      During the holidays, alcohol and drug consumption increases. Much of this could be attributed to the partying and celebration that accompany the holidays, but victims of domestic violence know that ...

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    • What is Contempt?

      When it comes to a divorce , there are cases where the circumstances of one or both parties have changed. Despite the existence of the modification process, sometimes an ex-spouse does not fulfill his ...

      Read More
    • 3 Things You Should Do Before Filing for a Divorce

      Often couples considering divorce approach the process by making several of their decisions based on emotion. As experienced Ocala divorce attorneys, we have seen our fair share of acrimonious ...

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    • How to Create a Holiday Visitation Schedule

      Creating a child visitation schedule takes time and effort, but it pays off. A reliable child custody schedule prevents any confusion between parents and children about visitation times and other ...

      Read More
    • Timesharing in Florida and Parental Responsibility

      Florida child custody laws require specific provisions and allocations to be included in each final order for child custody. These provisions pertain to the child’s upbringing, the child’s rights, ...

      Read More
    • What is Contempt?

      When it comes to a divorce , there are cases where the circumstances of one or both parties have changed. Despite the existence of the modification process, sometimes an ex-spouse does not fulfill his ...

      Read More
    • How Florida Parents Can Help Their Children Weather a Divorce

      No one will ever say that divorce is easy. In fact, many well-meaning family and friends will say that their own divorce was the most trying experience they ever had to go through. However, if divorce ...

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    • Parents Have Eventual Win in Unusual Child Custody Case

      For Florida parents, the most frightening experience imaginable is the loss of their child. Whether through illness, catastrophe or natural disaster, parents have a deeply ingrained fear of losing the ...

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    • Media Mogul Murdoch Files for Divorce from Wife After 14 years

      Back in 1999, media mogul Rupert Murdoch married his third wife, Wendi Deng. Now, just a short 14 years later, he has filed for divorce. It may not come as a surprise to anyone in Florida that the ...

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    • 3 Things You Should Do Before Filing for a Divorce

      Often couples considering divorce approach the process by making several of their decisions based on emotion. As experienced Ocala divorce attorneys, we have seen our fair share of acrimonious ...

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    • Florida Women May Not Have Financial Understanding in Divorce

      Florida residents facing a divorce may understand not only the emotional toll it can take on a person, but the financial strain as well. Even if a prenuptial agreement is involved, there can still be ...

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    • High-Profile Divorce Complicated in Florida and Nationwide

      Some couples have very few assets, one property or none at all and can usually separate without a fight. For other couples, it is not quite so simple. The more money a couple has, the more difficult ...

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    • The Reasons for Unequal Division

      We are often asked if a spouse will be able to get back the money they invested into their home, in addition to half the equity of the home’s value. Unless you can prove that your spouse did not ...

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    • Florida Activists Fight to Reform State Alimony Laws

      When we think of alimony payments, we generally think of ex-husbands who must pay for the living expenses of their ex-wives. However, it is not uncommon for alimony to work the other way around in the ...

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    • Florida Divorce Bill Vetoed by Governor Scott

      Florida lawmakers, advocacy groups and everyday citizens have had their eyes on Tallahassee for the past few months. A new bill that could seriously affect how alimony is awarded in divorce ...

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    • Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and the New Year

      The last 18 months have seen many changes in families and their finances, and resulting in an increased number of divorces. The large number of people in bankruptcies and foreclosure proceedings are ...

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    • New Florida Legislation a Win for Family Law

      There is a lot more to family law than most people imagine. Although family law does often deal with the topics commonly associated with divorce and custody issues, there is more to family law than ...

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    • How Florida Parents Can Help Their Children Weather a Divorce

      No one will ever say that divorce is easy. In fact, many well-meaning family and friends will say that their own divorce was the most trying experience they ever had to go through. However, if divorce ...

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    • Child Custody Battle Ends: Florida Boys Returned to Grandparents

      Child custody proceedings are often referred to as "battles" when they are really just disagreements between two parties. Unfortunately, there are extreme cases when child custody proceedings and ...

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    • More Children Being Raised By Grandparents

      I have noticed in my Ocala family law practice that more and more Grandparents are raising their grandchildren, either by an informal agreement or by seeking a court order for Custody by Extended ...

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    • Why Couples Over 50 Are Divorcing

      Evidence shows humans are living longer lives today than any other generation before. According to a recent census statistic, the average lifespan of a man is about 77 years, while women are living ...

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    • Collaborative Law: A Possible Option for 'Grey Divorcees'

      Being married for years and then making the decision to divorce is a very difficult experience. The decision could be mutual, which would make things easier on both spouses and an easy route with ...

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    • Child Custody and Guardianship: Special Needs Woman Wants Freedom

      Child custody cases take many different forms. Some child custody matters arise when two Florida parents are going through a divorce. Others involve a special needs child who requires legal ...

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    • New Child Custody Arrangements Cause for Florida Celebration

      Child custody is always an emotional subject, no matter what the circumstances. Of course, certain situations make child custody arrangements even more emotional. For some Florida parents and their ...

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    • Child Custody Battle Ends: Florida Boys Returned to Grandparents

      Child custody proceedings are often referred to as "battles" when they are really just disagreements between two parties. Unfortunately, there are extreme cases when child custody proceedings and ...

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    • How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Florida Divorce

      Florida parents who divorce have a different set of priorities than couples who do not share children, or whose kids have already grown up and moved on to their own adult lives. Young children will ...

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    • Divorce After Infidelity Can Invoke Strong Emotions in Florida

      No matter how it gets sliced, divorce in Florida is almost always hard. Moreover, announcing the desire to divorce almost always inflicts pain. Regardless of the tact behind the delivery, requesting a ...

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    • Cheating Doesn't Lead to Just Divorce, But Heart Attacks, Too!

      When a marriage is in distress it can be a difficult time for one or both spouses, as many Florida residents may be well aware. However, something that could prove to be even more stressful, is ...

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    • Collaborative Divorce Versus Mediation

      When it comes to divorce, you do not have to choose the courtroom first to settle the matters. There are a variety of options that can help you settle your divorce matter and resolve any disputes, ...

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    • How Florida Parents Can Help Their Children Weather a Divorce

      No one will ever say that divorce is easy. In fact, many well-meaning family and friends will say that their own divorce was the most trying experience they ever had to go through. However, if divorce ...

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    • Could 'Wedleases' Make Divorce Easier in Florida?

      Divorce and all the pain that comes with it is not a reality that anyone wishes to Face. However, many Florida residents see no other option when differences are irreconcilable. It may be a difference ...

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    • Child Custody a Concern for Military Parents in Florida

      The question of child custody is constantly on the mind of every parent who is considering filing for legal separation or divorce. However, future child custody issues should not have to be considered ...

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    • How Florida Parents Can Help Their Children Weather a Divorce

      No one will ever say that divorce is easy. In fact, many well-meaning family and friends will say that their own divorce was the most trying experience they ever had to go through. However, if divorce ...

      Read More
    • Parents Have Eventual Win in Unusual Child Custody Case

      For Florida parents, the most frightening experience imaginable is the loss of their child. Whether through illness, catastrophe or natural disaster, parents have a deeply ingrained fear of losing the ...

      Read More
    • Florida Women May Not Have Financial Understanding in Divorce

      Florida residents facing a divorce may understand not only the emotional toll it can take on a person, but the financial strain as well. Even if a prenuptial agreement is involved, there can still be ...

      Read More
    • Timesharing in Florida and Parental Responsibility

      Florida child custody laws require specific provisions and allocations to be included in each final order for child custody. These provisions pertain to the child’s upbringing, the child’s rights, ...

      Read More
    • Best Interests of the Child Factors in Florida

      When divorcing parents enter court to determine child custody arrangements, judges in Florida will examine the best interests of the child in order to come to a decision. While the state law ...

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    • How Florida Parents Can Help Their Children Weather a Divorce

      No one will ever say that divorce is easy. In fact, many well-meaning family and friends will say that their own divorce was the most trying experience they ever had to go through. However, if divorce ...

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    • Best Interests of the Child Factors in Florida

      When divorcing parents enter court to determine child custody arrangements, judges in Florida will examine the best interests of the child in order to come to a decision. While the state law ...

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    • Second Paternity Suit Against Michael Jordan Dismissed

      Florida residents may remember an old saying that people only know who their fathers are because their mothers told them. These days, what may matter more than the mother's word is the often ...

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    • Parents Have Eventual Win in Unusual Child Custody Case

      For Florida parents, the most frightening experience imaginable is the loss of their child. Whether through illness, catastrophe or natural disaster, parents have a deeply ingrained fear of losing the ...

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    • Advantages of Prenuptial Agreements

      When a couple exchanges their vows and get married, they hope the union will last for eternity. However, roughly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce . Due to the staggering ...

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    • Florida Women May Not Have Financial Understanding in Divorce

      Florida residents facing a divorce may understand not only the emotional toll it can take on a person, but the financial strain as well. Even if a prenuptial agreement is involved, there can still be ...

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    • Does Voided Prenup Raise Florida Divorce Issues in Similar Cases?

      A divorce is sometimes a messy, expensive business. Many couples are aware of this fact even before they marry and, as a result, they choose to sign a prenuptial agreement. For years now, prenuptial ...

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    • Retirement Plan Division in Florida Divorce

      Division of martial property and assets accumulated during the course of the marriage is part of any divorce in Florida. Retirement accounts and pensions are also included in the division proceedings. ...

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    • The Tax Consequences of Asset Division

      Florida residents going through a divorce tend to be very concerned about the costs of asset division and how much of their property they will be able to keep. What many people do not talk about, ...

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    • The Positives of Equitable Distribution of Property in Florida

      Splitting up with one's ex is rarely a walk in the park. After trying to make things work, unsuccessfully, some couples reach a point where it is necessary to start talking about the equitable ...

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    • Court Grants Sole Child Custody for 'Pregnant Man'

      In 2008, Florida residents may remember hearing about a man giving birth to a child . The man was recognized as the world's first ever man to give birth to a child. The transgender man has been going ...

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    • Emotions and Divorce

      Too often when client's are first handling the throws of divorce or separation, the emotions involved run very high. There is an old adage that says criminal lawyers see bad people at their best and ...

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    • Can Florida Divorces with Children Help Children?

      Some couples will stay together even though it is clear that they should split up. There are a variety of reasons why a couple might stay married, but usually it is when children are involved that ...

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    • How Florida Parents Can Help Their Children Weather a Divorce

      No one will ever say that divorce is easy. In fact, many well-meaning family and friends will say that their own divorce was the most trying experience they ever had to go through. However, if divorce ...

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    • Divorce Rate for Senior Citizens in Florida and Elsewhere Rising

      For the first time in the history of the United States, more American citizens, aged 50 and older, report being divorced than being widowed. Furthermore, as baby boomers continue to live longer, it ...

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    • Florida Activists Fight to Reform State Alimony Laws

      When we think of alimony payments, we generally think of ex-husbands who must pay for the living expenses of their ex-wives. However, it is not uncommon for alimony to work the other way around in the ...

      Read More
    • Florida Alimony Reform May Not End With the Governor's Veto

      Divorce and alimony payments have been the source of quite a bit of debate in Florida this year due to a Senate bill reforming the system. The main goal of the bill was to reform Florida alimony ...

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    • Florida Divorce Bill Vetoed by Governor Scott

      Florida lawmakers, advocacy groups and everyday citizens have had their eyes on Tallahassee for the past few months. A new bill that could seriously affect how alimony is awarded in divorce ...

      Read More
    • How to Create a Holiday Visitation Schedule

      Creating a child visitation schedule takes time and effort, but it pays off. A reliable child custody schedule prevents any confusion between parents and children about visitation times and other ...

      Read More
    • Can Florida Divorces with Children Help Children?

      Some couples will stay together even though it is clear that they should split up. There are a variety of reasons why a couple might stay married, but usually it is when children are involved that ...

      Read More
    • How Florida Parents Can Help Their Children Weather a Divorce

      No one will ever say that divorce is easy. In fact, many well-meaning family and friends will say that their own divorce was the most trying experience they ever had to go through. However, if divorce ...

      Read More