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What is a Substantial Change in Circumstances in Florida Court Order Modifications?

By Steve W. Marsee |

While Florida law allows parties to modify child support, alimony, and even timesharing plans, the party requesting a modification must prove a “substantial change in circumstances.” However, many Floridians do not know what qualifies as a substantial change in circumstances to modify a court order in Florida. If you are considering modifying a court… Read More »

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Is Alimony Terminated Upon Retirement in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many people who were ordered to pay alimony to their former spouse wonder, “Will alimony be terminated if I retire?” The answer is not as straightforward as it may seem. Under Florida law, the spouse paying or receiving spousal support has a right to modify an alimony order if they can prove the following… Read More »

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Bird Nest Parenting After a Divorce?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you are considering creating a nesting plan following your divorce, it is vital to weigh the pros and cons of bird nest parenting. While many divorcing parents want to keep their children in the family home after a divorce, doing so may or may not be the best arrangement in your particular situation…. Read More »

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Is My Spouse Entitled to My 401(k) in a Florida Divorce?

By Steve W. Marsee |

One of the most confusing and stressful aspects of a divorce is dividing marital assets. Since 401(k) and retirement accounts are subject to Florida’s equitable distribution law, the process of dividing marital property becomes even more complicated. If you have 401(k) or other retirement accounts and want to get a divorce in Florida, it… 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 2021 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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Is It Difficult for Fathers to Get Child Custody in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Long gone are the days when mothers received sole legal and physical custody in Florida divorce cases. In the modern era, fathers have equal rights when it comes to timesharing and parenting. However, many fathers believe that Florida courts still favor mothers in custody battles. That’s not true. Fla. Stat. § 61.13 presumes that… Read More »

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How to Request Protection from Domestic Violence in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Statistically speaking, about 1 in 3 women become victims of physical violence by their intimate partner. While many victims of domestic violence realize that leaving their partner is the best way to end the abuse and protect themselves, doing so is not always safe or possible. That’s why abused partners consider requesting protection from… Read More »

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I’ve Been Served with Divorce Papers in Florida, Now What?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you have been served with a petition for divorce in Orlando or anywhere else in Florida, you must act quickly to protect your rights. Whether you knew that a divorce was coming or it came out of the blue, you need to consult with an Orlando divorce attorney to understand what to expect… Read More »

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How to Request a DNA Test to Establish Paternity in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, a child born to unmarried parents does not automatically have a legal father. As a result, the father must take action to establish paternity. Unmarried parents can establish paternity by signing the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity form. However, this method of establishing paternity is possible when both parents agree on who is… Read More »

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What Are the Advantages of an Amicable Divorce in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In the past, couples in Florida had to prove that their partner was at fault for the end of their marriage to get a divorce decree and a more favorable outcome. However, times have changed, and Florida has adopted no-fault divorce laws, which opened the door for uncontested and amicable divorces. While divorces are… Read More »

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