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Will Remarriage Affect My Child Support Order in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

If you have children, you have a legal obligation to support them financially. That’s why parents who get divorced or separated are ordered to pay child support. But does either parent’s remarriage affect a child support order? In Florida, remarriage in and by itself has no effect on the parent’s obligation to pay child… Read More »

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10 Things to Consider When Creating a Parenting Plan in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Getting divorced is always tough, especially if your divorce involves children. Under Section 61.13, Florida Statutes, parents who are divorcing are required to create a parenting plan. Filling out a parenting plan is a significant task because this document will serve as a roadmap for how parents should navigate disagreements and conflicts without having… Read More »

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Can Emotional Abuse During the Marriage Affect Your Divorce Case in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Contrary to popular belief, not all forms of domestic violence involve physical injuries. Emotional abuse is not uncommon during the marriage, and it can be just as painful as physical abuse. What is Emotional Abuse? Spousal emotional abuse involves manipulation, shaming, blaming, controlling, demeaning, insults, put-downs, belittling, tearing down, name-calling, and other forms of… Read More »

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Here’s How Remarriage Can Affect Your Divorce, Alimony, Timesharing, and Other Issues

By Steve W. Marsee |

While many people are reluctant to marry someone – or even begin dating – immediately after getting divorced, the idea of remarriage may not seem that outlandish after a while. However, remarriage after a divorce is a big step because you need to consider its potential impact on your divorce settlement as well as… Read More »

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Can My Ex-Spouse Take My Children from Me or Deny Visitation?

By Steve W. Marsee |

While many divorced and separated parents realize the importance of putting their children’s needs first, others fail to put their difference aside. When you share custody of your children, maintaining a hostile relationship with your ex-spouse is not good for anyone. Often, couples reach out to an Orlando child custody attorney to help them… Read More »

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Can You Recover Attorney’s Fees in a Divorce Case in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many married people are reluctant to get a divorce merely because they think they would not afford to obtain a divorce in Florida. However, the cost of divorce should not be a problem considering that you may be able to recover court and attorney’s fees in your divorce case. Florida’s family law recognizes the… Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Staying or Moving Out of the Marital Home During Your Florida Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

The decision to move out is the second tough decision any individual is facing after filing for divorce. When should you move out, or when should you stay in the marital home after filing for divorce in Florida? There are several advantages and disadvantages associated with leaving and staying, which is why it is… Read More »

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Does the Time Spent Cohabitating with Your Spouse Before Marriage Affect Your Florida Divorce?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many couples choose to live together for years – some even decades – before getting married. During this cohabitation time, many tend to purchase a home, car, accumulate money in retirement and savings, and take on debt. All of these items are usually disputed and divided in the course of a divorce. But does… Read More »

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Divorce vs. Annulment of Marriage: Can You Annul Your Marriage in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Every state has its own regulations for ending a marriage, either through the divorce process or annulment. Florida’s family law, however, does not explicitly address the annulment of marriage. Over the years, Florida’s appellate courts have issued numerous rulings, which now constitute annulment laws. Many people think annulment and divorce are synonyms. While it… 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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