Tag Archives: Divorce

New Changes to Florida Alimony Laws

Good news for divorced breadwinners – the State of Florida will have soon changed its laws regarding alimony payments, bringing permanent alimony one step closer to being a thing of the past. Referring to an earlier era when Mom stayed home and Dad went off to bring home the bacon, State Senator Kelli Stargel, sponsor of the bill, remarked after the recent Senate vote, “It’s just a different world. We need to rethink alimony with a changing of the times.” SB 718 brings several key changes to Florida alimony law. Among them: The bill codifies into law the presumption that … Continue reading

What You Should Know about Child Custody

Whenever a family law issue arises, it’s important to choose an attorney who understands Florida’s new terminology with regard to child custody and visitation. In the 2008 Parenting Bill, the Florida state legislature determined that terms like child custody, visitation, and custodial parent were no longer sufficient to describe parental rights in the aftermath of a divorce or separation. Although the 2008 Parenting Bill aimed to create a subtle shift in the emphasis of the law, reminding parents that “it takes a village to raise a child,” it has real and tangible consequences for attorneys and, possibly, your own case. … Continue reading

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As well all know there are many websites out there where someone can find legal counsel. Some of them are good resources and others are not so good. Various websites such as Lawyers.com, Martindale.com and others provide listings and information that may or may not be provided by actual consumers or clients of said firm. I pride myself on being a part of ONLY the very best websites that show top quality attorney’s and providing the best reviews and information online. That’s why I’m proud to share with you my Avvo profile. Check out my profile now and learn more … Continue reading

5 Ways to Keep Your Divorce Civil and Amicable

Valentine’s Day can be one of the toughest days of the year for those going through a divorce. However, it can also be a day to focus on ways to make the end of your relationship easier for you and your soon-to-be ex. A divorce does not have to be a bitter, combative affair. Consider these tips to try to keep things more peaceful: Focus on what is fair instead of trying to punish your former partner. Punative actions, in the end, wind up making the divorce process more acrimonious. Leave the kids out of it. While you should, of … Continue reading

American Divorce Trends

While there are hundreds of potential reasons for a divorce, not all of the factors that contribute to divorce are in control of you or your spouse. A surprising array of factors outside a couple affects their chances of divorce. One of the first and most obvious is a change in divorce laws. In the 1960s and 1970s, when laws were changed to allow no-fault divorces, and the ways that child support and property were determined, the number of divorces doubled across the nation. People didn’t suddenly become less happy in their marriages; it was just easier to leave an … Continue reading

What to expect from a divorce attorney?

A divorce can be a stressful and sometimes lengthy process that can take an incredibly high toll, both financially and emotionally. Having an attorney that is familiar and experienced with situations like yours can help you resolve your situation as quickly, painlessly and fairly as possible. Choose a lawyer who is certified by the Family Law Section of the Florida State Bar. An attorney who has experience handling cases similar to yours is essential. These attorneys  have experience evaluating and resolving conflicts within the family, and will be able to tell you, based on past cases, what sort of outcome … Continue reading