Category Archives: Family Law
Florida Child Support Laws: Health Insurance and Medical Expenses
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 »
Four Divorce Tips for Medical Professionals
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 »
Florida Family Law: What is a Guardian Ad Litem?
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 »
Preparing for the Holidays: Four Tips to Help You Make a Parenting Plan
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 »
Florida Child Support: What is Imputed Income?
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 »
What Makes Military Divorce Different
Military families face some unique challenges and stresses. Beyond deployment, tight schedules, and the potential for frequent relocations, not every couple is built for the military lifestyle. When military couples do choose to separate, they should be aware that there are some federal and state regulations that make these cases somewhat different from other… Read More »
Florida Divorce: Can I Change My Child’s Name?
Following a divorce, you may be interested in changing your child’s first name or last name. While certainly not all divorcing families seek to make this type of change, it is far from an unusual decision. You may feel that a name change is best to help your child adjust post-divorce. Under Florida law,… Read More »
Your Guide to Grandparent Visitation Rights in Florida
Grandparents can play a very important role in the lives and development of their grandchildren. Most families in Florida want grandparents to be involved. At the same time, there are cases in which conflicts arise between parents and grandparents. There are also cases in which grandparents may need to take action to protect a… Read More »
What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?
Unfortunately, domestic violence remains a serious problem in the United States. According to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV), more than 100,000 incidents of domestic abuse were reported in the state in 2016. Approximately 60 percent of these cases eventually led to arrests. Victims of domestic violence have access to legal options that… Read More »
My Former Spouse Stopped Paying Alimony: How Can I Collect?
In Florida, alimony (spousal support) may be awarded to help the financially disadvantaged partner following a divorce. There are different types of alimony that can be awarded in Florida: including rehabilitative, bridge-the-gap, durational, permanent, periodic and temporary. Many people rely on their alimony payments. If your former partner stopped paying alimony, it can cause… Read More »