Mastering the Divorce Journey: 10 Key Steps and Missteps to Avoid

Divorce is hard for everyone concerned. Little can be done to lessen the pain of divorce, but the parties involved can make the journey a little easier. Having practiced Family Law for over 40 years, we have seen it all. Here are 10 tips that we advise our clients to...

PLANNING ON A DIVORCE? 10 MISTAKES TO AVOID

COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE. Divorce is hard on everyone involved. Spouses, partners, children..even extended families face a jumble of emotions.  Although this is common and is to be expected, all this can lead to mistakes that can have long-lasting effects,  emotionally and financially. Below are...

Changes To Florida Law Regarding Support For Adult Children

The new legislation signed into law on July 1, 2023,  not only affects alimony and timesharing; it also changes the law regarding support for dependent adult children.                     A dependent adult child is an unmarried adult who cannot support him/herself as a result of a physical or mental incapacity...

Changes To Florida’s Parenting Rules: It’s A 50/50 Time Share

Effective on July 1, 2023, the legislature passed significant changes to the law regarding time-sharing with minor children by married or unmarried parents. The new law applies to all pending cases in which the court has not previously entered a final time-sharing order. Time-sharing refers to how many overnights with...

The New Alimony Law As Of 7.1.23: How It Will Affect You

The Florida legislature has passed an alimony reform bill (Senate Bill 1416) which was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis on June 30, 2023.     This bill, which applies to all petitions for dissolution of marriage that are filed or pending as of July 1, 2023, has dramatically overhauled...

Good Dad Act: Unmarried Dads Get Easier Route To Formalize Fatherhood

A new law in Florida makes it easier for unmarried fathers to be legally recognized as the child's parent, with all the rights and responsibilities that come with it. Previously, unmarried fathers had to go through a lengthy and expensive process to establish paternity in court. But the new law,...

My Partner Is Pretending He/She Doesn’t Make Any Money To Avoid Paying Alimony. What Can I Do?

Divorce is fraught with all sorts of challenges for everyone involved and rarely brings out the best in anyone. Sadly, it is not uncommon for one spouse to try to turn the situation to their advantage, especially when it comes to alimony payments. If you suspect that your spouse is...

How To Establish Paternity In Florida

Navigating through Florida paternity laws can be a puzzling task, even for those well-versed in legal matters. This complexity stems from the multiple routes available to establish paternity, each with its own set of rules that can change based on specific situations. What is Paternity? Paternity is the legal relationship...

Shared Parental Custody Challenges in Florida for Unmarried Parents

  When parents are not married and have children together, they can face a unique set of challenges when it comes to shared parental custody. In Florida, the court considers the best interest of the child when determining custody arrangements, but the process can still be complicated for unmarried parents....

 7 STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE YOU FILE FOR DIVORCE

  Odd to be writing about divorce during this holiday season. But not when you realize that divorce filings typically jump in January. The word divorce conjures up many emotions but if you are thinking of proceeding, planning ahead will make all the difference for every member of the family. ...