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How are Multi-State Child Custody Cases Resolved?
In the modern world, it is not uncommon for people to move between states. This can make certain family law cases significantly more challenging to resolve. Most notably, if you are involved in a child custody dispute, and your child’s other parent lives in another state, there will be an additional layer of complexity… Read More »
What You Need to Know About Divorce and Your Mortgage
According to the most recent American Housing Survey, approximately 100 million American adults currently live in an owner-occupied house on which they have a mortgage. With these types of numbers, it is of little surprise that the family home is one of the most important, contentious issues in many divorce cases. For a lot… Read More »
What You Need to Know About Student Loans and Florida Divorce
For the last few decades, the cost of higher education has risen far faster than the rate of inflation. Americans have more student loan debt than ever before. According to data provided by Student Loan Hero, 44 million people are currently paying off student loans. Our collective student loan debt exceeds $1.4 trillion. There… Read More »
My Ex Keeps Breaking the Child Custody/Visitation Agreement
You probably felt a tremendous amount of relief on the day your child custody/visitation case was settled. Having a clear agreement in place can relieve a lot of confusion and stress. Unfortunately, for many Florida parents, this is not always the end of the legal process. For an agreement to mean anything, your ex… Read More »
Five Reasons Why a Prenuptial Agreement Might Be Invalid in Florida
Some Florida couples sign prenuptial agreements immediately prior to the start of the marriage. Simply put, a prenup is a legally binding contract that addresses certain issues related to property, assets, and debts. In Florida, prenuptial agreements are considered to be enforceable. That being said, to be upheld, your prenuptial agreement must conform to… Read More »
Florida Property Distribution: What is Transmutation?
Florida is an ‘equitable distribution’ jurisdiction (Florida Statutes 61.075). Under state law, a divorcing couple’s marital assets will be split up in a fair manner. This does not mean that there will always be a fifty-fifty division of property. Instead, Florida courts will take a comprehensive view of a couple’s individual circumstances in order… Read More »
How the Tax Cuts Could Impact Your Family Law Case
On December 22nd, 2017, President Trump signed the GOP tax reform bill into law. Among other things, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 has ramifications for family law cases. Here, our Clearwater family law attorney highlights some the most important things that you need to know about the 2017 tax cuts…. Read More »
What Do I Do If I Get Served With Divorce Papers?
Were you recently served with divorce papers by your spouse? If so, you need to be ready to take immediate action to protect your rights. At this time, it is normal to feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and emotionally hurt. Still, if you fail to take action, you will only do damage to yourself and your… Read More »
How to Establish Paternity in Florida
A father will not be able to fully assert his parental rights unless he can establish legal paternity for his child. Likewise, a mother will not be able to collect the child support that is rightfully owed to her unless she can establish that the man in question is the legal father of the… Read More »
What Should I Do If My Ex Stopped Paying Child Support in Florida?
Under Florida law (Chapter 61.30), parents have a legal duty to provide basic financial support for their children. If you are a parent who has custody of your child, you may be entitled to receive child support from your former partner. Unfortunately, once you obtain a child support award, you may still run into… Read More »