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Could Medical or Psychological Records Be Admitted in a Florida Timesharing Case?

By Steve Marsee |

Under American law, most prominently HIPAA’s privacy rule, a person’s health information is entitled to certain legal protections. Indeed, your medical and psychological health are presumed to be confidential. At the same time, Florida resolves all child custody issues under its ‘best interests of the child’ standard. What is best for a child’s safety… Read More »


Florida Divorce: Required Financial Disclosures

By Steve Marsee |

Finances are a major issue in many different types of Florida family law cases. From property distribution battles to child support calculations, a fair ruling requires knowing the true financial means of each party. Of course, as reasonable and straightforward as this sounds, the reality can be far more complicated. Determining the actual financial… Read More »


Your Guide to Rehabilitative Alimony in Florida

By Steve Marsee |

Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is a contentious issue in many Florida divorce cases. If you are going through a divorce, you or your spouse may be entitled to an alimony award. As a result of the 1979 Supreme Court case of Orr v. Orr, alimony is gender neutral. By law, either… Read More »


What You Need to Know About Social Media and Florida Divorce

By Steve Marsee |

For many people, social media has become an increasingly important part of their life. Most Americans are now on at least one social media network. According to data provided by the Pew Research Center, nearly 70 percent of people actively use social media. While using social media is often a causal experience, your posts… Read More »


Florida Divorce and Business Ownership: Marital Labor

By Steve Marsee |

On March 22nd, 2017, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal released a decision in the case of Bair v. Bair. This complex divorce case involved a business owner who held nonmarital interests in a company, but who also worked full time at the company throughout the length of the marriage. As such, the… Read More »


How are Student Loans Divided in a Florida Divorce

By Steve Marsee |

The cost of education has been rising in Florida and around the country. Collectively, Americans currently hold more than $1 trillion of student loan debt. In the modern world, many people carry their student loan debt for decades. Further, more than ever, older Americans are going back to school and incurring additional student loan… Read More »


Florida Appeals Court Reversed Alimony Award (Gross Income vs. Net Income)

By Steve Marsee |

Recently, in the case of Conlin v. Conlin, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal reversed and remanded a decision by a lower court which had awarded a Florida woman permanent periodic alimony. Ultimately, this case turned on the difference between gross income and net income. This distinction plays a critically important role in Florida… Read More »


Florida Family Law Cases and Voluntary Unemployment

By Steve Marsee |

A person’s income can matter a lot in a Florida family law case. Indeed, from property distribution, to spousal support (alimony) to child support obligations, the calculation of income will have a dramatic effect on the results of the case. Contrary to what many people believe, calculating income is not always a straightforward process…. Read More »


When Can Florida Courts Deviate from the Child Support Guidelines?

By Steve Marsee |

The state of Florida has established official guidelines for calculating child support payments. These guidelines are meant to establish a baseline for a child support award. As such, there is a general presumption that the guidelines will produce a figure that is fair to both parents and to the children. However, these guidelines are… Read More »


Are You Getting a Divorce in Florida? Six Questions You Must Ask Yourself

By Steve Marsee |

The process of getting a divorce in Florida can be frustrating, confusing, stressful and fraught with emotions. Our team wants to help you through this difficult time and ensure that you are adequately prepared for all of the challenges that you might face. To get you started, we have put together a list of… Read More »

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