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My Spouse Earns The Same As Me. Do I Still Need To Pay Alimony?

By Steve W. Marsee |

These days, both spouses are likely to work full-time. Gone are the days when one spouse stayed at home, raised the kids, and maintained the home. In the modern era, many spouses see this arrangement as antiquated or even misogynist. Financial pressures also force both spouses to work full-time in many cases – whether… Read More »

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What If I Can’t Afford A Divorce?

By Steve W. Marsee |

While divorce might be the best option for your relationship, it may also be out of your reach financially. It’s no secret that legal fees can be high, and they’re only getting more expensive as inflation continues to rise. Many spouses are struggling to make ends meet even as married couples. When you add… Read More »

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Can Step-Parents Receive Sole Custody In Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

With so many people remarrying in Florida, step-parents often play important roles in the lives of children that are biologically unrelated to them. Sometimes, they become more involved in their children’s lives than either of the biological parents. But what happens if the new marriage fails, and the step-parent is left fighting for custody… Read More »

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How To Plan For The End Of Your Alimony In Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Because permanent alimony is no longer allowed in Florida, it is very important to plan for the day when these payments stop coming in. You can argue that Florida’s decision to end permanent alimony is unjustified, but the fact remains clear: You’re not going to have the ability to rely on this source of… Read More »

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When Do Restraining Orders Fail In Florida Divorces?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Getting a restraining order might not be as easy as you think. This might come as a nasty surprise, especially if you genuinely need protection from a vindictive spouse during a divorce. But understanding the challenges associated with restraining orders is the first step to overcoming these barriers and achieving a positive outcome. But… Read More »

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International Custody Battles Explained

By Steve W. Marsee |

Most custody battles in Florida are fought between parents who live in different neighborhoods. Sometimes, these battles are fought between parents in different counties. In very rare situations, these custody battles involve parents who live in different states. But perhaps the rarest type of custody battle is fought between parents who live in different… Read More »

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Celebrity Wife Wants Five Different Types Of Alimony In Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Fans of the show The Challenge may be familiar with CT Tamburello, who has won the reality competition a record five times. His winning days seem to be limited to his reality TV persona, however, and off-screen the man is struggling with a difficult divorce. Among the many challenges CT is currently facing is… Read More »

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When Divorcing Spouses Try To Lose Money On Purpose – And How To Stop It

By Steve W. Marsee |

Some spouses act very strangely when faced with the prospect of a divorce. These individuals may be in states of denial, pushing back against the inevitable end of their marriages and trying desperately to keep the relationship going for as long as possible. Others feel a sense of bitterness that prompts them to engage… Read More »

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Long-Distance Time Sharing In Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Families often drift apart after a divorce – not just emotionally, but also geographically. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that some spouses want to get as far away from each other as possible after the marriage ends. This is especially true if the marriage ended in bitter terms, leaving both parties with… Read More »

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How To Increase Your Alimony

By Steve W. Marsee |

For most spouses, the goal is simple during a divorce: Walk away with as much financial security as possible. A post-divorce life might seem extremely uncertain – especially in times of serious economic turmoil. You’re completely justified in trying to make the most out of your divorce, giving yourself as much of a safety… Read More »

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