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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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Working the Holidays into your Parenting Plan

By Steve W. Marsee |

The holidays are for spending time with your family. Every family celebrates holidays a little bit differently, but the one constant in all holiday traditions is that families make time to be together. When a couple divorces, they face an inevitable dilemma: their holiday traditions will need to change. This often means changing schedules… Read More »

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What Happens when an Alimony Order Ends?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Permanent alimony is far less common than it was in the past. Today, most alimony orders are created to last for a specific period of time, either to help rectify the income disparities between a couple for a specific number of years after their divorce or to help cover the lesser earning spouse’s educational… Read More »

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Four Ways to Save Money on Your Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Everybody wants to save money. It is why we buy in bulk, why we clip coupons, and why we spend time looking for deals in stores and online. What you might not realize is that you can save money on your divorce by making a few strategic choices. This is not the same as… Read More »

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Religion and Parenting Time

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many parents choose to raise their children with religion. For some, religious practices drive their daily actions and outlook on life. For others, religion is a connection to the family’s culture or a moral guideline to follow while navigating a largely secular life. As a parent, you typically have the right to decide the… Read More »

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Dividing a Personal Injury Settlement and Deciding your Alimony Order

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you or your spouse stand to face financial difficulty after your divorce, a spousal support order could be part of your divorce settlement. All of your income and assets, including personal injury compensation, will be considered when determining an appropriate spousal support order. What Personal Injury Settlements Cover When an individual is injured… Read More »

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Does Adultery Impact Alimony Decisions in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many people get confused when they are asked about how adultery affects alimony orders. In some states, one spouse’s extramarital affair can have quite an impact on his or her alimony order, depending on whether he or she was the adulterous spouse or the “innocent” spouse and whether he or she is seeking alimony… Read More »

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