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Gray Divorces Are On The Rise—Special Considerations Older Couples Should Be Aware Of

By Gale H. Moore |

A divorce can happen at any time during a marriage. While the divorce rate nationwide is falling, a greater share of older couples are getting divorce. According to a recent report from Psychology Today, the number of gray divorces in the United States have more than doubled since the 1990s. Specifically, the report notes… Read More »

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Five Things That You Might Not Know About Divorce In Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

Are you preparing for a divorce in Florida? If so, it is normal to feel anxious and intimidated by the prospect. Not only are there many complex legal and financial considerations, but the emotions in a divorce case can run high. There are many misconceptions about the divorce process. In this article, our Clearwater… Read More »

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How Do I Request A Child Support Reduction In Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

After a divorce or separation, the non-custodial parent—the parent without primary physical possession of the child—is often required to pay child support. In Florida, child support is based mainly on parental income. Though, other factors could impact child support as well. You may be wondering: Can you get child support reduced? In Florida, a… Read More »

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How To Get An Uncontested Divorce In Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

While going through divorce is never easy, it does not have to be a nasty or drawn out fight. In fact, most married couples in divorce who separate opt for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is one in which a settlement is reached and a divorce can be finalized without an adversarial litigation… Read More »

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How Does Child Support Work With Shared Custody In Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Following a divorce or separation in Florida, one parent is often required to pay child support to the other to support the minor children. This raises an important question: Is child support still paid if the parents have share time with the child? In Florida, the answer is “it depends”—the key factors are the… Read More »

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A Comprehensive Guide To Paternity Disputes And DNA Testing In Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

Paternity is the legal foundation of a father’s rights and responsibilities in Florida. If there is a dispute over paternity, genetic testing (DNA testing) may be required to determine the child’s parentage. There are a clear set of rules, regulations, and procedures that govern the DNA testing process in paternity cases in the state…. Read More »

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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders In Florida: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

By Gale H. Moore |

Domestic abuse and family violence remain serious problems. According to data provided by the Florida Attorney General, there are approximately 120,000 incidents of domestic violence reported to authorities in the state each year. The true toll of domestic violence is undoubtedly far larger—studies consistently show that domestic abuse is systematically underreported. In Florida, domestic… Read More »

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How To Choose The Right Family Law Mediator In Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

Whether you are going through a divorce, a custody battle, or any other family law matter, it is never easy. These are highly sensitive cases. Emotions can run high. At the same time, few people want to end up in a nasty or difficult fight. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that… Read More »

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Does Separate Property Ever Become Marital Property In Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Going through a divorce or separation is never easy. One of the most challenging issues for divorcing couples is deciding how to split up the property and assets. In Florida, a couple’s marital property will be divided in an equitable (fair) manner. In contrast, each spouse gets to keep the entirety of their separate… Read More »

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Divorce In Florida: What To Know About Parent Education And Family Stabilization Classes

By Gale H. Moore |

Getting divorced is hard—especially so for parents who share young children. In Florida, there are specialized rules and procedures in place that are designed to help make the divorce process easier on children and families. Parents with minor children are actually required to complete an online class known as Parent Education and Family Stabilization… Read More »

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