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We Lived Together Before Getting Married—Will that Affect Our Divorce?

By Gale H. Moore |

Many people move in with their partner before they officially tie the knot. Indeed, the Pew Research Center reports that nearly two thirds of Americans lived with their partner before they got married. Often referred to as ‘cohabitating’, many people believe that this type of arrangement offers useful advantages. You may be wondering: Does… Read More »

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Child Preference and Custody Rights: Your Guide to Florida Law

By Gale H. Moore |

Child custody disputes are complicated, sensitive legal cases. It is normal for parents going through a custody case to feel frustrated and confused. We want to make sure that parents have all of the tools and information that they need to protect their rights. Nothing should come before your relationship with your children. Many… Read More »

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Divorce Mediation in Florida: Four Common Mistakes to Avoid

By Gale H. Moore |

One of the most popular forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is mediation. As mediation is a non-adversarial and collaborative process, it can be especially effective in family law settings. If you are like most people who are going through a divorce, you want to reach a reasonable, amicable divorce settlement without getting stuck… Read More »

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An Overview of the Four Key Factors that Affect Alimony in Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

Following a marital separation, one spouse may be required to provide ongoing financial support to their former partner. Known as spousal support, spousal maintenance, or alimony, these payments are not guaranteed in Florida. Alimony is not awarded in every case. How much (if any) alimony will be granted depends on a number of different… Read More »

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Is a Court Appearance Required If We’re Getting an Uncontested Divorce in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

While divorce is relatively common, divorce trials are somewhat unusual. The best data suggests that less than three percent of divorces are resolved through litigation. Most couples want to end their marriage in a painless, cost effective manner. For this reason, many people opt to resolve their issues and get an uncontested divorce. You… Read More »

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Child Support and Wage Garnishment in Florida: An Overview

By Gale H. Moore |

For parents going through a divorce, child support can be one of the most contentious and complicated issues. In Florida, child support can be handled through a voluntary agreement or through a state agency. As explained by the Florida Department of Revenue, the Child Support Program will automatically send a withholding notice to the… Read More »

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Three Common Divorce ‘Delay’ Tactics (And How to Overcome Them)

By Gale H. Moore |

You do not need your spouse’s permission to get a divorce. As explained by the Florida Bar Association, you have the right to file for divorce on the grounds that your marriage is irretrievably broken. While your partner cannot stop the divorce, they may be able to slow down progress and delay the process…. Read More »

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Can I Stop My Former Partner From Changing Our Child’s Name?

By Gale H. Moore |

Following a divorce or separation, some parents want to seek a name change for a child. It could be a new first name, a new last name, or both. For the most part, Florida courts will approve a change of a minor child’s legal name if both parents consent. While there are exceptions to… Read More »

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Military Divorce in Florida: Three Tips for a Civilian Spouse

By Gale H. Moore |

Military couples face some unique challenges in ending a marriage. If you are a civilian spouse who is married to an active duty military member, there are certain laws and regulations that you need to understand. We want to make sure that you have the information and tools you need to protect your own… Read More »

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Can a Judge Order Us to Go Through Marriage Counseling Before We Get Divorced?

By Gale H. Moore |

The decision to get a divorce is a difficult one. Every couple has to face their own unique issues.  In some cases, married couples go through months or years of counseling before deciding that a divorce is the right option. In other cases, one or both partners may simply have no interest in counseling…. Read More »

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