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Dividing a Personal Injury Settlement and Deciding your Alimony Order

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you or your spouse stand to face financial difficulty after your divorce, a spousal support order could be part of your divorce settlement. All of your income and assets, including personal injury compensation, will be considered when determining an appropriate spousal support order. What Personal Injury Settlements Cover When an individual is injured… Read More »

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Does Adultery Impact Alimony Decisions in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many people get confused when they are asked about how adultery affects alimony orders. In some states, one spouse’s extramarital affair can have quite an impact on his or her alimony order, depending on whether he or she was the adulterous spouse or the “innocent” spouse and whether he or she is seeking alimony… Read More »

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What Can I Do if I Cannot Afford my Alimony Payments?

By Steve W. Marsee |

It is rare for an individual’s financial circumstances to stay the same for years and decades after his or her divorce. We all have our financial ups and downs. When your financial situation becomes difficult, it can make it hard to continue paying your alimony order. Whatever you do, do not just stop making… Read More »

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Why Do American Couples Divorce?

By Steve W. Marsee |

The obvious reason why American couples divorce is that they determine they are no longer compatible with each other. But when most people ask this question, they are not looking for the obvious answer – they are looking to understand the issues that drive couples to end their marriages. Couples divorce for a wide… Read More »

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What Do my Relationships Have to Do with my Child Custody Order?

By Steve W. Marsee |

As a parent of one or more minor children, a child custody order is part of your divorce order. When Florida courts create child custody orders, they consider a variety of factors to determine the parenting plan that is in each child’s best interest. This is why parenting plans can vary so widely from… Read More »

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What Can We Do with Our Marital Debt?

By Steve W. Marsee |

When your marriage ends in divorce, all of your marital assets and debts must be divided between you and your spouse. These are the assets and debts you obtained or accrued together during your marriage. Carrying debt through the divorce process can be a burden. Many couples choose to reduce or eliminate their marital… Read More »

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Exercising your Rights as a Grandparent

By Steve W. Marsee |

Grandparents’ rights are handled differently from state to state. In Florida, grandparents do have the right to seek custody of their grandchildren, but this right is fairly limited. Only under very specific circumstances do grandparents in Florida have the right to pursue custody of their grandchildren, and even when these circumstances apply, grandparents must… Read More »

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Taking Care of Yourself While your Divorce is Pending

By Steve W. Marsee |

Getting divorced can take quite a toll on your health. When you are working through the legal parts of your divorce, like determining how your marital property will be divided and creating a parenting plan for your children, it can be easy to let your body succumb to the physical and mental stress that… Read More »

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Study Shows that the More You Spent on your Wedding, the More Likely you are to Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

According to a study by two economics professors at Emory University, how much money a couple spends on their wedding is positively correlated with the likelihood of the marriage ending in divorce. In the study, the professors interviewed 3,000 heterosexual couples, some of whom were married at the time of the study and some… Read More »

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Going Back to School with your Parenting Plan

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you finalized your divorce recently, you and your children have probably experienced a lot of “firsts” this year. As your children’s first summer vacation with a parenting plan draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the next big “first” they have coming up: their first new school year with a… Read More »

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