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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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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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Florida Supreme Court Publishes New Rules for Family Law: What You Should Know

By Gale H. Moore |

Recently, the Florida Supreme Court officially finalized and published updated rules and procedures for family law cases. The reforms are set to take effect in the coming year. Specifically, the reforms include: Amendments to the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure—Forms 12.985(a)-(g); and Amendments to the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure—2020 Regular Cycle… Read More »

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An Overview of Unmarried Fathers’ Rights in Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 46 percent of children born in Florida are born to unmarried parents. If you are an unmarried father, you may have questions about your legal rights and legal responsibilities. In Florida, an unmarried father has equal parental rights, but only if paternity has been… Read More »

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The Daubert Standard—Understanding Florida’s Rule on the Admissibility of Expert Testimony

By Gale H. Moore |

An expert witness is a person (usually a professional) who has a specialized skill or specialized knowledge. They are qualified to help judges and/or juries evaluate the meaning and implications of factual evidence. Expert testimony matters. Indeed, an expert witness in Florida family law can have a significant influence on the court’s decision. That… Read More »

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Florida Child Support Laws: Health Insurance and Medical Expenses

By Gale H. Moore |

It costs a lot of money to raise a child. Health insurance coverage and medical expenses often make up a significant portion of a parent’s overall child-related costs. Both custodial and non-custodial parents have a duty to contribute to these costs. Child support obligations may include additional compensation for health/medical costs. As explained by… Read More »

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Four Divorce Tips for Medical Professionals

By Gale H. Moore |

Going through a divorce can be deeply challenging for any couple. For medical professionals, ending a marriage can be even more complicated — there are often additional issues that must be considered and resolved before the divorce can be finalized. At the Law Office of Gale H. Moore P.A., we represent medical professionals who… Read More »

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Florida Family Law: What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

By Gale H. Moore |

In certain high-conflict divorce and child custody cases, a Florida court may appoint a guardian ad litem to help investigate the dispute and ensure that a child’s best interests are fully protected. If a guardian ad litem has been appointed in your case, it is crucial that you have a basic understanding of their… Read More »

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Preparing for the Holidays: Four Tips to Help You Make a Parenting Plan

By Gale H. Moore |

While the holiday season often brings great joy to families across Florida, we all know that the holidays can also be overwhelming and stressful. A study published by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that two thirds of people report that the holidays sometimes make them feel ‘stressed out’ and ‘fatigued’. For parents who… Read More »

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Florida Child Support: What is Imputed Income?

By Gale H. Moore |

Under Florida law (Florida Statutes § 61.30), child support obligations are typically calculated using certain basic guidelines. While calculating child support may seem complicated, it is actually a reasonably straightforward process in the majority of cases. That being said, there are certainly exceptions to this general rule. In some circumstances, Florida family law courts… Read More »

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