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What To Look For In An Expert Witness In A Family Law Case

By Gale H. Moore |

An expert witness is a trained professional who is permitted to testify in legal proceedings because they have specialized knowledge that is relevant to the case. An attorney may hire an expert witness in a family law case in a number of different circumstances. If you are preparing to hire an expert witness in… Read More »

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Understanding The Role Of An Attorney In The Collaborative Divorce Process

By Gale H. Moore |

Most divorcing couples are interested in finding a timely, low-conflict, and cost effective way to end their marriage. Of course, that can be easier said than done in many cases. Florida’s collaborative law process exists to help give divorcing couples a structure to end their marriage in an amicable manner. At the Law Office… Read More »

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Four Reasons Why Divorce Mediation Can Be A Useful Tool For Separating Parents

By Gale H. Moore |

Are you a parent of a young child preparing for a divorce in Florida? If so, it is normal to feel stressed out by the process. Divorce is emotionally and logistically complicated. For parents, divorce mediation can be a useful tool to help them resolve their issues in a reasonable, low conflict manner with… Read More »

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The Dos And Don’ts Of High Net Worth Divorce In Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

For high income and high asset couples, going through a divorce can be especially challenging. High net worth couples are more likely to end up locked in a difficult, protracted dispute when ending a marriage. Of course, that does not necessarily have to be the case. In this blog post, our Clearwater high asset… Read More »

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Past Due Child Support: How Does The Federal Tax Refund Offset Program Work?

By Gale H. Moore |

A significant number of parents do not receive the full child support that they are due. In fact, the United States Census Bureau estimates that just 44 percent of custodial parents nationwide are getting the complete amount of child support that they are owed. In Florida, parents have a number of different child support… Read More »

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Alimony Reform Bill “Shelved” In Florida, Again

By Gale H. Moore |

According to a report from Florida Politics, the Florida Senate has left the state’s so-called “alimony reform bill” in committee again. Senate Bill 1922, which would require Florida courts to prioritize certain types of alimony in divorce proceedings, will have to wait at least one more year before becoming law. Here, our Clearwater alimony… Read More »

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Four Divorce Tips For Business Owners In Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

For a business owner, there is an extra layer of stress and uncertainty that comes with divorce. You need to make sure that your company is fully protected through the course of the separation. With proper preparation, you can put yourself and your business in the best position to navigate the divorce. In this… Read More »

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Divorce Filings Were Down Significantly In 2020—But It May Be A Temporary Drop

By Gale H. Moore |

According to a report from The New York Times, preliminary data indicates that the national divorce rate dropped significantly in 2020. Experts cite the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as the primary factor—meaning the fall in divorces may be temporary. Here, our Clearwater divorce attorney provides an overview of the report from The… Read More »

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Family & Divorce In Florida: How Do I Determine My Present Monthly Gross Income?

By Gale H. Moore |

Are you going through a family law case in Florida? Whether you are involved in a divorce, custody & visitation case, or a child support dispute, you may be required to complete a family law financial affidavit. Essentially, this is the official legal form that you must use to provide financial disclosure to the… Read More »

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What are My Rights and Options If My Spouse is Wasting Money Before a Florida Divorce?

By Gale H. Moore |

It takes time to end a marriage. Finding out that your spouse is wasting money can be deeply stressful and frustrating. This raises an important question: Can I do anything to stop my spouse from wasting money immediately prior to a divorce? The answer is ‘yes’—you have options to stop ongoing abuse of marital… Read More »

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