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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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Is Alimony Always Awarded After a Divorce in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Alimony (spousal support/spousal maintenance) is money paid from one person to their former partner following a separation or divorce.  You may be wondering: Is alimony awarded in every divorce case in Florida? The answer is ‘no’—Florida courts will only grant spousal support when certain factors are met. In this article, our Clearwater alimony attorney… Read More »

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Can a Protective Order Be Modified in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

A protective order is a type of restraining order designed to provide protection to victims of spousal abuse or domestic violence. As explained by the Florida Bar Association, there are actually four different types of domestic violence protective orders in Florida: Domestic Violence, Repeat Violence, Dating Violence, and Sexual Violence. All four types of… Read More »

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What Type of Time-Sharing Schedules are Used in Parenting Plans in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

As described by the Florida Courts, a parenting plan is a legal document that governs the parenting-relationship after a divorce or a separation. In Florida, a parenting plan is required in all cases involved in the time-sharing of minor children—even if the parents are not locked in a dispute. To be effective, a parenting… Read More »

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I Cannot Find My Spouse—Can I Still Get Divorced in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

While getting a divorce is never easy, the process can be especially challenging for people who are not currently in contact with their partner. You may be wondering: Can I still file for divorce in Florida if I cannot locate my spouse? The answer is an unequivocal ‘yes’—you always have the right to file… Read More »

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You Can Protect Your Privacy With Collaborative Divorce

By Gale H. Moore |

Ending a marriage is difficult enough on its own. There are many complex issues that you need to address and resolve. The last thing you need to worry about is a bunch of prying eyes going through your sensitive personal information. The good news is that Florida has some legal tools available that you… Read More »

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New Court Rules in Florida: Appellate Jurisdiction in Changing on January 1st, 2021

By Gale H. Moore |

In June of 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a reform bill amending Florida Statutes § 26.012 to eliminate most circuit court jurisdiction over appeals arising in county courts. Going forward, most county court decisions will instead be appealable directly to the appropriate district courts of appeal. The changes are set to take effect… Read More »

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