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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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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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Can Your Retirement Funds Be Used to Satisfy Child Support or Alimony Obligations?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many Floridians mistakenly believe that no one can touch their retirement funds to satisfy child support or alimony obligations. However, that is not entirely true. Not all retirements funds are “untouchable” if you have unpaid spousal or child support amounts. It is a common misconception that creditors and your former spouse cannot touch the… 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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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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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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Social Security Benefits for Divorcees

By Steve W. Marsee |

Divorce often causes ex-spouses to go through a great deal of change in almost every aspect of their lives. Divorce lawyers assist their clients get ready for these variations as well as assist them in obtaining the means they require to move on and start new lives. Some divorcees are unaware of all the… Read More »

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Dividing Retirement Plans in a Florida Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

A fundamental part of many divorces consists of dividing all the marital property that both spouses accumulated during the course of the marriage. This often includes a house, cars, jewelry, savings accounts, and many other kinds of personal property. Depending on the length of the marriage, one of the largest assets may be retirement… Read More »

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