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Special Considerations for Senior Citizens Seeking a Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

There is no ‘normal’ time to get divorced in Orlando. Every couple’s circumstances are unique, with some marriages lasting a single year, and other lasting multiple decades. If you are a senior citizen thinking about divorce, you are certainly not alone. Here, our Central Florida family law team has put together a list of… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: Required Financial Disclosures

By Steve W. Marsee |

Finances are a major issue in many different types of Florida family law cases. From property distribution battles to child support calculations, a fair ruling requires knowing the true financial means of each party. Of course, as reasonable and straightforward as this sounds, the reality can be far more complicated. Determining the actual financial… Read More »

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Your Guide to Rehabilitative Alimony in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is a contentious issue in many Florida divorce cases. If you are going through a divorce, you or your spouse may be entitled to an alimony award. As a result of the 1979 Supreme Court case of Orr v. Orr, alimony is gender neutral. By law, either… Read More »

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How are Student Loans Divided in a Florida Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

The cost of education has been rising in Florida and around the country. Collectively, Americans currently hold more than $1 trillion of student loan debt. In the modern world, many people carry their student loan debt for decades. Further, more than ever, older Americans are going back to school and incurring additional student loan… Read More »

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When Can Parental Rights Be Terminated in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

In Florida, there is a strong legal preference in favor of both parents having a role in a child’s life. This means that, whenever reasonably possible, Florida courts prefer to award shared responsibility in an child custody case. Of course, that is only a general rule and it will not hold in every situation…. Read More »

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Is My Retirement Account a Marital Asset In Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

As a general rule, a retirement account, and any other assets obtained during a marriage, will be considered marital property for the purposes of asset division. The division of a retirement account can be among the biggest sticking points in a divorce case. This is not surprising, as these accounts are often one of… Read More »

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We Are Divorcing in Florida, What Do We Do With Our House?

By Steve W. Marsee |

There are few things more stressful than going through a divorce. Divorcing couples are forced to untangle deep and complex emotional and financial ties. Trying to determine what to do with the family home touches both the emotional and financial sides of a divorce. Not only is a house the biggest financial transaction that… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: Who Gets the Pets?

By Steve W. Marsee |

More than 65 percent of Florida households own at least one pet. In the event that a divorce occurs, many people are rightfully worried about what will happen to their animals. After all, cats, dogs and other pets are basically members of the family. While the friendship between a pet owner and an animal… Read More »

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Will a Prenuptial Agreement Always Be Enforced in Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

A prenuptial agreement is an agreement signed by a couple immediately prior to their marriage. This type of agreement controls how assets will be divided in the event that a divorce occurs. When considering voluntary agreements, Florida courts have a strong presumption in favor of upholding the stated wishes of the signing parties. However,… Read More »

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Florida Child Visitation Rights: Interference

By Steve W. Marsee |

It is important that parents spend time with their children. Your child visitation rights are legally enforceable, and they should not face any interference. No matter the excuses offered by the child’s other parent, nothing should be allowed to take preference over your visitation rights. If your child visitation rights have been interfered with… Read More »

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