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The Importance of Hiring a Divorce Attorney

By Steve W. Marsee |

Florida consistently ranks as one of the leading states in the nation when it comes to divorce rates. If you or someone you know is seeking a divorce, the temptation to go at it alone by downloading forms from the internet, getting information from a book, or grabbing forms from the court may be… Read More »

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What Not To Do When Going Through a Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

It is a well-known fact to anyone who has gone through a divorce – or those who have watched on the sidelines – that it is rarely a simple and smooth process. Emotions run high, sometimes making it difficult for couples to make rational decisions. Moreover, the need to sort through financial, custody, and… Read More »

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Does Adultery Affect Divorce in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Under local law, Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state. This means that either spouse may seek a divorce from the court without having to prove any particular reason as to why the marriage failed except that it is “irretrievably broken”. However, if one of the parties committed adultery this fact may affect other aspects… Read More »

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Florida Man with Dementia Files for Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

An incredibly unique and complex divorce case is currently working its way through the courts in Florida. A husband suffering from dementia, with the support of his three adult children, is trying to file for divorce from his second wife. The case brings up many interesting issues in Florida divorce law, such as mental… Read More »

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Types of Florida Alimony or Spousal Support

By Steve W. Marsee |

Many people going through a divorce in Florida believe not only that alimony or spousal support is mandatory, but that only one type of alimony exists. In reality, Florida law establishes six different types of alimony that the court can award in divorce cases, with differing lengths and requirements attached to each. Alimony requirements… Read More »

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I Paid Educational Expenses Leading to a Medical Career for My Wife. Can I Obtain Spousal Support in Our Divorce Settlement?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Florida law does not guarantee spousal support (alimony) for either party in a divorce.  An experienced Orlando spousal support lawyer can help clients develop valid cases for alimony — whether in court or through a negotiated out-of-court settlement. The courts favorably consider spousal support for an individual who financially contributed to the ability of… Read More »

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