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Are You Eligible for Durational Alimony in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Durational alimony is a relatively new concept in Florida’s family law, which is why many divorced and separated couples underestimate its importance. A Florida court has the authority to grant spousal support to the lower-earning spouses in the form of: bridge-the-gap; rehabilitative; lump sum; permanent periodic; and durational alimony. If you are wondering whether… Read More »

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Filing for Florida Divorce Online: Everything You Need to Know

By Steve W. Marsee |

The Internet has dramatically revolutionized many aspects of our lives, which is why it is not surprising that people can for divorce online in Florida nowadays. Although filing for divorce online is not as easy as it might sound, doing so may be an optimal option for couples who have an uncontested divorce case…. Read More »

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5 Tips to Negotiate Holiday Gifts for Your Kids with Your Ex-Spouse After Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Even after your Florida divorce is final, you may still have to negotiate with your former spouse or even make decisions together, especially if you have shared children. If this is your first holiday season after the divorce, brace yourself for holiday gift negotiations. Typically, holiday seasons trigger a wide range of family law… Read More »

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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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