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Florida Child Custody Disputes: When Do Child Preferences Matter?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Under Florida law, child custody cases are resolved using the state’s ‘best interests of the child’ legal standard. In effect, this means that Florida family law courts make child custody decisions by taking a look at the totality of the circumstances in a given cases, and assessing what type of custody and time-sharing arrangement… Read More »

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Finances and Divorce: Five Things You Need to Consider

By Steve W. Marsee |

Beyond being stressful and fraught with emotions, divorce carries with it many difficult financial questions. If you are considering getting a divorce in Florida, or if you have already filed for divorce, you need to think about your finances. Careful financial planning can pay off big in the long run. In this post, our… Read More »

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What are Family Law Interrogatories?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Discovery is a key part of many family law cases. Through discovery, parties to a dispute are able to seek and obtain relevant evidence, that they can use to make their case. There are many different discovery ‘tools’ available for you and your attorney to use to obtain evidence. One of the most important… Read More »

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Florida Child Custody: Who Gets to Make Medical Decisions

By Steve W. Marsee |

There are few things more stressful and frustrating than being locked in a contentious child custody dispute. Under Florida law, child custody is a complex issue that must be handled with extreme care. Custody is actually broken down two different parts: Physical custody: Who has a right to be with the child, and when… Read More »

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What Do I Need to Do to Prove I am the Father in Florida?

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Establishing paternity for a child is not always an easy process. As a father, or potential father, what you will need to do will depend entirely on the specific circumstances of your case. In this post, our Orlando paternity lawyer explains the different ways in which you can establish paternity under Florida law. Proving… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Social Security Benefits and Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

For divorcing couples, dividing marital assets can be an extremely challenging task. Dealing with retirement funds, whether it is the value of a 401(K) account or pension benefits, can be particularly difficult. What many divorcing couples do not realize is that Social Security benefits may also be an issue in a divorce case. Indeed,… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: Your Guide to Discovery

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you are involved in a disputed Florida family law case, it is imperative that you have a basic understanding of a legal process known as ‘discovery’. Essentially, discovery is a formalized pre-trial legal procedure through which opposing parties to a case are required to exchange evidence and information. Here, our top-rated Orlando divorce… Read More »

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Dividing Sentimental Property in a Florida Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Disputes over the division of marital property are often among the most contentious in any divorce case. Most frequently, separating spouses are trying to get their fair share of important, valuable marital assets, so that they can ensure their ability to financially support themselves going forward. That being said, high value assets are far… Read More »

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Can I Get a Child Support Order If I Am Still Married?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When most Florida residents think of child support cases, they picture one of the following two scenarios: A couple gets divorced, and the spouse with primary custody receives child support payments from their former partner; or A couple was never married, and the parent who has primary custody receives child support payments from the… Read More »

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Florida Divorce Law: What is Property Transmutation?

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In Florida divorce cases, a couple’s marital property is subject to the state’s equitable distribution standard. This means that Florida courts will split up their marital assets in the manner that best upholds the state’s principles of “fairness”. In some cases, this will be a 50-50 split of the marital property, though in other… Read More »

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