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Utilizing Divorce Mediation

By Steve W. Marsee |

One of the fastest growing trends in Florida divorce cases is the use of divorce mediation to settle outstanding issues between spouses. As an alternative dispute resolution technique, divorce mediation has the potential to make your divorce faster, less stressful, and cheaper than traditional divorce litigation in a Florida family court. Steve W. Marsee… Read More »

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The Basics of a Florida Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Divorce can be a stressful, confusing, and emotional experience for you and your family. If you are considering filing for divorce in Florida, there are some basic requirements that you should be aware of before filing your petition with the court. At the law office of Steve W. Marsee in Orlando, we are here… Read More »

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Your Rights Against the Dissipation of Marital Assets

By Steve W. Marsee |

It is one thing to begin preparing for a divorce by gathering the relevant financial documentation and other paperwork a spouse knows will be necessary for the filing. It’s another thing entirely to begin transferring marital assets or spending them to avoid splitting the property with your spouse during the equitable distribution of property… Read More »

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What is a Simplified Divorce?

By Steve W. Marsee |

 When most people think about the typical divorce, they imagine a highly contentious situation with constant fighting, high levels of stress, and a lengthy court battle. However, some divorces can be done with little no argument between spouses with what is known as a simplified divorce. Although this is sometimes referred to as a… Read More »

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Do you Qualify for an Uncontested Divorce? Find Out Now

By Steve W. Marsee |

Your divorce does not have to be a complicated, drawn-out process. If you qualify for an uncontested divorce, ending your marriage can be a fairly quick, inexpensive process in comparison to a traditional litigated divorce. Not every couple qualifies for this type of divorce, though. Find out now if you and your spouse are… Read More »

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When Does a Child Time-Sharing Order End?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you have minor children, a child time-sharing order will most likely be part of your divorce settlement. This type of order ensures that a child has ongoing contact with both of his or her parents after their divorce. Once the child becomes an adult, he or she chooses the relationship he or she… Read More »

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What Can Bridge the Gap Alimony Cover?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, there are six different types of alimony that the court can order an individual to pay to his or her former partner. One, temporary alimony, covers the recipient’s expenses while his or her divorce is pending. The other five are paid after the divorce is finalized to help cover his or her… Read More »

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Which Demographics have the Highest Divorce Rates?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Divorce rates are not the same across all demographic groups in the United States. Although a commonly cited statistic is that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, this is actually not an accurate figure. Real divorce statistics are much more nuanced and can vary widely between socioeconomic groups and according to other factors,… Read More »

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Why Would I Need to Modify my Divorce Order?

By Steve W. Marsee |

A divorce settlement is comprised of one or more court orders. These are the orders that state how the couple’s marital property is divided, their parenting plan, their child support amount, and their alimony arrangement. As the years pass after a couple’s divorce, it is not uncommon for their needs and circumstances to change…. Read More »

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Gender and Alimony: Who Gets It, Who Pays It, What’s Changing

By Steve W. Marsee |

The old stereotype is that when a couple divorces, the woman never has to work again because her former husband has to pay her alimony unless and until she remarries. This is not actually accurate – most divorcing individuals do not receive alimony, and of those who do, few receive permanent alimony. The truth… Read More »

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