In Florida, alimony (financial spousal support) is awarded based on two factors: one spouse's need for it following a divorce, and the other's ability to give it. If two divorcing spouses are both rich, there is no need for alimony, even though they both have the ability to give it. If two divorc...
One of the most stressful questions during any divorce is how the shared property gets divided. Who gets to keep the car? Who gets to keep the house? Who gets to keep the bank account? When it comes to houses, which is obviously important to divorcing spouses, there's another interesting question...
Despite what you may have heard about “island time,” not everything is slower in Florida. (We also aren't an island, so make of that what you will.) At Florida Divorce Law Group, we know that getting a divorce is a stressful time in anyone's life. It can be financially stressful, emotionally taxi...
Of all the changes that come with divorce, the financial shift may be the most significant. The divorce process itself also revolves around money, so be prepared to spend a lot of time talking about your finances and ending up with them looking very different than you are used to. The way to have...
A major concern for any couple getting divorced is how their property gets divided up.
While we are certainly not giving any tax advice, we have compiled the most relevant changes that families should be aware of from the third stimulus package.
If you suspect your spouse is hiding assets in divorce, you need to take action to protect your interests. Learn what to do in a Florida divorce.
Why is facilitating a relationship between your child and their other parent important? Learn the two reasons you should try to foster this bond.
If you have children and are divorcing, you may be worried about child custody issues. How is child custody determined in Florida?
Can you deny visitation if your ex isn’t paying child support? It’s not that simple. Learn what to do instead if your ex isn’t paying child support.
Can you move out of state with your child after a Florida divorce? Yes, if you follow all the legal requirements and the court approves. Learn more.
Florida courts consider many factors in deciding custody (time-sharing) disputes, including division of parental responsibilities. Learn more.
Florida courts value stability for children, so it may not be easy to modify time sharing. Learn what it takes to change child custody in Florida.
Times change, and language does, too. Learn why "custody" and "visitation" are now called "parental responsibility" and "time sharing" in Florida.
What does it mean to make a parenting plan in Florida? Learn what your parenting plan must include, and how a court looks at your plan.
If you’re divorcing in Florida, you will probably have to complete a Family Law Financial Affidavit. Learn about financial disclosures in Florida divorce.
Are health insurance and medical care part of child support? Learn about Florida child support and your child’s medical expenses.
Florida has a Standard Parenting Time Plan for child custody (time-sharing). But is it right for your family? Learn your options.
Can alimony be modified after divorce in Florida? Learn when the answer is definitely no, and how to strengthen your case when alimony can be modified.
Will you have to pay alimony in a Florida divorce? Learn what matters most, and least, in a Florida spousal support determination.
A prenuptial agreement can make it easier to resolve issues in divorce. Learn about enforcing a prenuptial agreement in Florida.
Temporary alimony in Florida is available between the time a divorce is filed and when it becomes final. Learn about temporary spousal support.
Durational alimony may be the right choice when permanent periodic alimony is not appropriate under the spousal support statute, but when the lower-earning spouse will need consistent, ongoing support for a period of time. Durational alimony is intended to provide needed financial assistance for a limited period after a short- or moderate-term marriage when there is not a need for permanent support.
Rehabilitative alimony is one of the best-established, and most familiar forms of spousal support. Florida courts have described the purpose of rehabilitative alimony as helping the spouse who receives it to develop the capacity to become self-supporting after a divorce.
What is called “permanent periodic alimony” in Florida is probably what most people think of when they think of alimony: regular, ongoing payments for the support of one spouse after the end of a longer-term marriage. There is a good reason for this: permanent alimony was the original form of spousal support awarded by courts.