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Florida Bill Would Lower Alimony after Retirement

By Steve W. Marsee |

The same legislation that would end permanent alimony in Florida would also let people reduce or eliminate their payments once they retire. The House and Senate versions of the bill were filed last week that would overhaul the state’s current system of alimony and for the first time would institute a formula to determine… Read More »

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Violating Visitation Rights in Child Custody Cases

By Steve W. Marsee |

Child custody agreements are set by the court during divorce proceedings. Florida family courts presume that there should be shared custody among the parents unless there is substantial proof showing otherwise. If one parent is given custody of the child, the other parent can still be awarded visitation rights. These rights detail when, where,… Read More »

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Florida Void Marriages

By Steve W. Marsee |

While Florida does not specifically have a law regarding annulment of marriage, it does state when a marriage is considered void or voidable. The courts in the state do make a point of distinction between the two types, and if your marriage is found to be void or voidable you can face similar issues… Read More »

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How Adultery Affects Alimony

By Steve W. Marsee |

In most states, whether one spouse cheats on the other during the course of the marriage is not considered during divorce proceedings for issues like property division or other divisions of assets. However, in Florida the judge is allowed to consider instances of adultery when deciding whether and how much alimony should be paid… Read More »

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Grounds to Terminate Parental Rights in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Being a parent is arguably the biggest responsibility that a person will ever take on in their life. Most parents perform this role well and serve as the protector, caretaker, and role model for their child. However, some parents do not live up to their responsibilities, and Florida law provides the means to terminate… Read More »

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How to Get a Restraining Order During Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Getting a divorce is always a difficult process, but if you are doing so because you are the victim of domestic violence the process can also be wrought with fear. In Florida, victims can get a restraining order from their spouse for the duration of the divorce proceedings to protect them and any children… Read More »

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Florida Simplified Divorce Proceedings

By Steve W. Marsee |

Certain couples in Florida that wish to dissolve their marriage can do so through a simplified process. This type of divorce requires a considerable amount of negotiation and agreement among the divorcing spouses, but if the couple qualifies it can make the entire process cheaper and faster than a typical, contested divorce. How to… Read More »

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Modifying a Child Custody Agreement

By Steve W. Marsee |

Final orders entered by the court, including in matters of child custody, are presumed to be correct. Therefore, the ability to change an order after it has been filed is very restricted. An order for child custody can be modified after it has been entered by a family court judge; however, the circumstances surrounding… Read More »

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Florida Uncontested Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

When a Florida couple that wishes to divorce meets certain requirements, they can participate in an “uncontested divorce” proceeding. When both spouses agree to the terms of property division, alimony, child support, and custody it is possible to be eligible for this procedure. Going through an uncontested divorce has many advantages over the long,… Read More »

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Necessary Documents in a Florida Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

Regardless of whether the divorce is contested or uncontested, amicable or less so, every divorce comes with a lot of paperwork. Documentation is needed for every aspect of a divorce: separation of assets, alimony, child support, and more. If you or someone that you know is getting a divorce, consider collecting these documents before… Read More »

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