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Who Is Stuck With Student Loan Debt After Divorce In Orlando?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Divorce is not easy, but it can be especially painful when the parties negotiate who is responsible for what debt, and why. Student loan debt cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, and federal loans can only be refinanced once. When both parties take on debt during the marriage, it can be difficult to decipher who… Read More »

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Forming Orlando Parenting Plans Designed For Toddlers And Preschoolers

By Steve W. Marsee |

Divorce is often the hardest experience a person can go through, but it is only amplified when young children, infants and toddlers are involved. A traditional split week custody arrangement is not conducive to a young child’s needs, especially if they are still breastfed or in diapers. Small children thrive on consistency and being… Read More »

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Grandparents’ Rights In Orlando Child Custody Disputes

By Steve W. Marsee |

Being a grandparent is one of the greatest joys in life. It is something many parents look forward to as they age. Unfortunately, estrangement, family rifts or other issues might affect an adult child’s relationship with their parents, and in turn, a grandparent’s relationship with their grandchildren. Many grandparents are frustrated that they cannot… Read More »

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Overcoming Absentee Parenting After An Orlando Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Is your ex a so-called “absentee” parent? Do you have to convince them to take their parenting time according to the parenting plan? Do they forget to pick up and drop off your shared children? Is this affecting your child’s mental and emotional health? You are not alone. After divorce and for unmarried coparents,… Read More »

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Should Florida Co-Parents Share The Cost Of College Tuition For Children?

By Steve W. Marsee |

The cost of a college education continues to rise in Florida and elsewhere. While some colleges instituted price freezes last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, living expenses, room and board and other out of pocket expenses can quickly add up for college students. While parents are not mandated to pay for a child’s… Read More »

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Can You Be Awarded Temporary Alimony While A Divorce Is Pending In Orange County?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If a divorce is contested, meaning the parties are arguing about every major issue including child custody and property distribution, proceedings could be drawn out for months, or even more than a year. Both for parties in which one spouse worked and the other spouse didn’t, waiting a year for a settlement or divorce… Read More »

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How To Recognize Signs Of Financial Abuse In Your Marriage

By Steve W. Marsee |

When people talk about abuse during marriage, they mainly focus on physical and emotional abuse. Unfortunately, this form of abuse where one spouse has control over the other spouse’s money and economic resources is not less dangerous than a physical or emotional one. If you believe that you have been a victim of financial… Read More »

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4 Things To Consider When Deciding To File For Divorce In Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Filing for divorce is a decision that should not be taken lightly. However, it is not uncommon for married individuals in Florida to file a petition for divorce without considering all of the factors that could impact the outcome of their divorce proceedings. Below, we will discuss the four things every person should consider… Read More »

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What Are Your Rights As An Unmarried Father In Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

A common misconception is that both parents automatically have rights to a child after childbirth, even if the parents are not married when the child is born. When a child is born out of wedlock, Florida law automatically recognizes the biological mother as the legal custodian. The unmarried mother has sole legal custody even… Read More »

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How Long Do You Have To Pay Spousal Support (Alimony) In Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you are getting divorced or have already finalized your divorce in Florida, you might wonder, “How long do alimony payments last in Florida?” The question is not uncommon, especially among divorced individuals who were ordered to pay spousal support. Since each case is unique, the answer depends on the circumstances of your divorce…. Read More »

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