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When Can I See My Kids if My Ex Won Primary Physical Custody?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Although joint custody is more common in Florida, sole physical custody is also a possibility. If your ex won sole physical custody in the Sunshine State, you might be wondering where this leaves you. When can you see your children? How much control does your ex have over your visitation rights? Can they still… Read More »

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Do I Still Need a Prenup if We Have Equal Income?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In the modern era, it is more common than ever for spouses to approach marriage with approximately equal levels of wealth. In many cases, spouses actually meet each other through work while performing the same roles at a certain company. If you and your spouse earn equal salaries, you might be wondering whether a… Read More »

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What Is the Difference Between Separate and Marital Property in Orlando?

By Steve W. Marsee |

As you learn more about how divorce works in Florida, you will likely encounter many new terms. Some are more important than others, and the distinction between separate and marital property may be especially crucial. If you understand the difference between these two concepts, it may become easier to determine what you can keep… Read More »

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My Ex Is Constantly Late for Child Exchanges. Can I Take Legal Action?

By Steve W. Marsee |

For many parents, there is nothing more frustrating than lateness during child exchanges. You may wait all week to see your children, and being forced to wait additional hours or even days to experience these joyful moments can be difficult to bear. Aside from being inconvenient and disrespectful, late exchanges also eat into your… Read More »

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What Is Florida’s New “Divorce Stabilization Bill?”

By Steve W. Marsee |

Although many are still attempting to wrap their heads around Florida’s recent changes to alimony, the Sunshine State isn’t finished making adjustments to its divorce laws. A new “Divorce Stabilization Bill” just cleared the House, and it could have numerous effects on the way couples end their marriages. As the name suggests, this Bill… Read More »

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I Earn Almost the Same as My Spouse: Is Alimony Worth Pursuing in Orlando?

By Steve W. Marsee |

As with many aspects of divorce in Orlando, alimony is calculated based on the income of each spouse. If you are approaching divorce for the first time, you may already know that the spouse who earns more may pay the lower-income spouse alimony. Although new Florida laws mean that these payments will usually end… Read More »

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Can a Prenuptial Agreement Prevent or Enforce Alimony in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Recent changes to Florida’s alimony laws have many spouses rethinking their prenuptial agreements. What might have seemed like a good deal at the beginning of your marriage may suddenly seem like a burden. Can your prenuptial agreement in Florida force you to pay permanent alimony – even if the state has ended permanent alimony?… Read More »

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Could Florida Ban ALL Alimony in the Future?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Most residents of Florida are already aware of the State’s recent ban on permanent alimony, but could lawmakers eventually go even further and ban the entire practice of alimony altogether? This is certainly possible, and critics have referred to alimony as an antiquated concept for decades. Generally speaking, legal changes occur in incremental steps… Read More »

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What if Your Ex Isn’t Trying to Accomplish Anything During Rehabilitative Alimony?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Although rehabilitative alimony in Florida gives receiving spouses valuable financial support after divorce, these spouses cannot simply sit back and achieve nothing during this process. In Florida, rehabilitative alimony comes with clear conditions. If the receiving spouse fails to meet these conditions, then they may stop receiving payments. What should you do if you’re… Read More »

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When Does Rehabilitative Alimony End in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

With the end of permanent alimony in Florida, many spouses are now taking the prospect of rehabilitative alimony much more seriously. This type of alimony specifically helps dependent spouses “get back on their feet” and regain financial independence after a divorce. These dependent spouses face the real prospect of financial ruin if they fail… Read More »

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