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Behind on Child Support? You Might Get No Stimulus Check at All

By Steve W. Marsee |

Obligor parents behind on child support payments may not get a stimulus check from the U.S. government during the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans have already started receiving their stimulus checks, a direct deposit from the federal government as part of the $2 trillion COVID-19 rescue package signed by President Donald Trump in March 2020. However,… Read More »

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Can You Reduce Your Child Support Obligation Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Steve W. Marsee |

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our everyday life. For many divorced parents, the COVID-19 outbreak affected their ability to make child support payments due to the loss of a job, reduced work hours, or lost income. Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Child Support Payments? As many divorced parents and families… Read More »

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How the Coronavirus Quarantine Creates a Spike in Domestic Violence Cases

By Steve W. Marsee |

Schools close and businesses shut down across the U.S. to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As millions of Americans – both adults and children – must work and study from home, experts are concerned about a spike in domestic violence cases across the country. As of March 22, the coronavirus pandemic killed… Read More »

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How Do Florida Courts Determine the Value of Marital Assets?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Most divorcees do not fully understand how their marital assets are valued in a divorce. Valuation of assets is an essential part of the property division process to ensure that assets are equitably distributed between the spouses. Depending on the method used to appraise the value of marital assets, the final worth of assets… Read More »

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When a Child Support Modification is Appropriate in Florida (and When It’s Not)

By Steve W. Marsee |

If one parent was ordered to pay child support, it is likely because the other parent needs those funds to ensure that their shared child has a financially secure life. However, circumstances do change over time, and the non-custodial parent may no longer afford those payments or the custodial parent may need more money… Read More »

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The Effect of Domestic Violence on Divorce in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Each year, there are more than 100,000 reported crimes of domestic violence in Orlando and other parts of Florida. Many of these cases may ultimately provide a reason for divorce. How does domestic violence affect a Florida divorce? Not long ago, cases involving physical abuse and domestic violence were considered “grounds” for a divorce… Read More »

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How to Avoid an Alimony Award During a Florida Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Even if divorce cannot be prevented, you may still be able to avoid an alimony award in your divorce case in Florida. However, in some cases, alimony is inescapable, though it does not mean that Florida courts order spousal support in every divorce. Also, an alimony award does not necessarily mean that these payments… Read More »

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Florida Could Abolish the Permanent Alimony System Once and For All

By Steve W. Marsee |

Florida lawmakers could put an end to the state’s permanent spousal support payments, though a Florida Bar section is opposing the bill that would place caps on the duration of alimony payments in the state. The bill would prioritize the short-term alimony system, also known as the “bridge the gap” spousal support to the… Read More »

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The National Association of Distinguished Counsel

By Steve W. Marsee |

Press Release Steve Marsee, of Steve W. Marsee, PA, has been selected to the 2020 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who… Read More »

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Does Following or Liking Your Ex on Social Media Violate the Restraining Order?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Restraining orders are court-issued orders designed to protect a victim of harassment, domestic violence, physical abuse, or stalking from another person. A restraining or protective order requires the restrained person to stay away from the protected person – who is often their former wife or husband following a divorce – and prohibits them from… Read More »

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