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Does Your Ex-Spouse’s Cohabitation Stop Alimony Payments in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, the payer spouse can stop alimony payments if the recipient is cohabitating or engaged in a supportive relationship with another individual. However, determining what constitutes “cohabitation” and “supportive relationship” in Florida is not always clear. To determine whether your circumstances warrant a modification of the alimony order, speak with an Orlando spousal… Read More »

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Will Your Spouse Receive Funds from Your Separate Bank Account in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Contrary to popular belief, your name on a bank account does not necessarily mean that the funds are rightfully yours in divorce. Thus, your soon-to-be-ex could be entitled to the funds in your separate bank account during the division of property. In Florida, it is up to the court judge to determine whether the… Read More »

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Parental Responsibility vs. Timesharing in Florida: What is the Difference?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many Floridians think that timesharing and parental responsibility are two interlinked things, while others consider these two terms practically synonymous. Under Florida family law, allocations and provisions regarding the parents’ responsibilities and obligations must be included in each child custody order. These provisions and allocations contain parents’ duties and responsibilities as well as timesharing… Read More »

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Going On an Out-of-State Vacation with the Child During the 2019 Holiday Season? Read This

By Steve W. Marsee |

Now that the 2019 holiday season is on the doorstep, many divorced and separated parents have plans to take their kids on vacation. Often, these plans involve traveling out of state or even abroad. But these parents do not know what type of permission is necessary and whether taking their child out of state… Read More »

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How Do Subsequent Children Impact Your Child Support Obligations in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you were ordered to pay child support, you have an obligation to provide adequate financial support to cover such essential items as your child’s shelter, food, clothing, education, medical care, and other necessities. But what if you have subsequent children from a new relationship or remarriage? Does having a child with another parent… Read More »

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What is Florida’s 2020 Alimony Reform All About?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Supporters of the alimony reform could soon reshape the legal landscape of spousal support in Florida. Florida residents are picking sides in the heated battle between those who criticize the reform and those pushing to change the current system. After a series of scandals and controversies, the alimony reform could be on the 2020… Read More »

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What Happens to Your Business After Divorce if Your Spouse is Your Business Partner?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you are a business owner and are getting divorced in the state of Florida, you need to have a plan to save your business and assets. The same can be said about those whose spouse owns a company, as you might be entitled to some portion of that business. Regardless of whether you… Read More »

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Divorce Tips for Stay-at-Home Parents in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Embarking on divorce is challenging and intimidating, even for those who have regular income and are in control of their finances. But if you are a stay-at-home parent, the prospect of getting divorced can be particularly terrifying, especially if it has been a while since you had a job (or never a job). If… Read More »

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Why and When Do Florida Courts Order Supervised Time-Sharing?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Supervised time-sharing – also known as safety-focused visitation – refers to an arrangement where a child’s parent is allowed to spend time with the child only in the presence of another adult. Depending on the circumstances, the adult supervising the time-sharing can be the child’s other parent, a family friend, close relative, or a… Read More »

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What to do in Cases Where Your Ex Refuses to Follow the Child Custody Orders

By Steve W. Marsee |

In situations where your ex refuses to obey the child custody orders, it is reasonable to feel extremely frustrated. It may be something as simple as your ex bringing your child home well after he or she was supposed to. Or it could be something more serious like bring your child out of the… Read More »

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