Sale of Marital Home in Divorce and Credits

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When charged with the task of fashioning an equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities for a divorce in Florida, state statute requires that a wide variety of factors be considered.

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Child Support and Alimony Income Definition

What Counts As Income In Determining Alimony And Child Support?

In determining what constitutes income for alimony or child support purposes, Florida statute cites several sources of compensation which must be included in a party’s gross income. This post will specifically concentrate on the mandatory inclusion of monies received from gifts when calculating a party’s gross income.

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What The End of DOMA Means for Same Sex Divorce

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Now That There Is Same Sex Marriage, The Next Thought Logically Turns to Same Sex Divorce

Wednesday marked an undeniably critical juncture in American history when 1996’s Defense of Marriage Act, and the denial of federal benefits to same sex couples under same, was declared unconstitutional. For many of us,

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Service of Divorce Papers

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What It Means to Be Served With Divorce Papers

The time has come. Your divorce papers have been filed, now all you have to do is effectuate service of process. If it’s true that strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle, you are considering adopting the moniker of warrior and acknowledging that you have reached personal enlightenment.

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Alimony in Florida

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Alimony Definition May Be Different Than You Thought

You know the feeling. The butterflies that your intended soul mate once gave you have been replaced with the sour stomach feeling you used to only get after drinking cheap tequila. The laugh that was once music to your ears has become more unbearable to listen to than a Nickelback song and the water boarding scenes in Zero Dark Thirty didn’t seem so bad when you thought of having to leave the theater to go back home to your other half.

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Permanent Alimony – What You Need To Know

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There Are Many Types of Alimony in Florida, Permanent Alimony is Just One of Them

When the topic of divorce arises, you can usually find one half of the unhappily betrothed cowering in a corner visualizing his or her descent into the slums a la Goddard Bolt in Mel Brooks’

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How SB 718 Affects Your Parenting Plan

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Will This Affect My Parenting Plan?

If you live in Florida, you have probably been exposed to what some have coined as mass hysteria in response to SB 718. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Florida is leading the nation in what could be a sweeping movement towards alimony reform.

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Filing for Divorce in Florida

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Divorce in Florida

Your car stereo is blasting “I will survive” as you speed back from Barnes and Noble with the latest edition of How to Divorce for Dummies in your passenger seat. Sure, your marriage hasn’t been all that you envisioned but you figured that was standard.

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Disability Benefits and Child Support

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There are a few maxims in life that almost everyone is familiar with. Don’t eat yellow snow, three’s a crowd (unless you’re into that sort of thing) and Florida support obligations are derived from guidelines based on the parents’ combined net income.

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Contempt – A Remedy for Non-Compliance

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Contempt of Court

Finding a four leaf clover. Seeing a double rainbow. Enjoying a clean break from your Ex. Sure all of these things exist, but actually encountering any of them is a rarity (and apparently pretty freaking mind blowing if you take that YouTube dude’s word for it).

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Dealing with Bankruptcy and Divorce

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The Unfortunate One Two Punch of Bankruptcy and Divorce

It’s not uncommon for people facing divorce to remove the rose colored glasses and see their former dream girl or prince charming for who they really are. Unfortunately for some, this clarity lends itself to the discovery of a caliber of character somewhere between a used car salesman and the devil incarnate.  

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How Do I Get Alimony? Advice from Boca Raton Divorce Attorney

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Alimony in Florida

I always find it exciting when a client comes in for a consultation and insists that his or her primary concern is for both parties to emerge from the divorce unscathed. After all, they explain, there was a great deal of love shared for a number of years and that is something he or she will be eternally grateful for.

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How Do You Get Child Custody after Divorce?

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 Halle and Gabriel. Usher and Tameka. Steve and Alejandra. Unless you have been completely disconnected from reality this past year (a la Lindsay Lohan, NFL replacement refs and the Republican majority), these star crossed lovers immediately trigger one thought: primary custody battle.

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Rehabilitative Alimony in Florida

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Rehabilitative Alimony

 Chances are, if you’ve ever been friends with (or in earshot of) someone going through a divorce, you’ve probably heard the following: “I can’t believe that *%#*, I rescued her from that dead end job she had at the (insert: salon/day care/strip club) and she hasn’t had to lift a finger since!

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Validity of a Marital Agreement

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Marital Agreements Are a Good Thing

Life is good. Okay, maybe good is pushing it, but you can’t help holding your head high with a coy smile on your face as you announce to your closest friends, “Everything’s been settled! I kept telling y’all to stop being so pessimistic about Joe/Jane and I being able to come to an amicable agreement!”

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Marital Home – Partition to Force the Sale of the Property

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What Happens to the Marital Home During Divorce

In previous posts discussing the marital home, we touched on the current trend of its classification as a liability rather than an asset; as well as exploring the option of exclusive use and possession in situations where minor children are involved.

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Parenting Coordinator – Establishing a Parenting Plan

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What is a Parenting Coordinator Anyway?

Chances are, unless you are one of the lucky few who has attained enlightenment, you aren’t planning on inviting your ex over for Sunday brunch anytime soon. (Disclaimer: this does not include the laxative pancakes you’ve been thinking of whipping up).

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Military Divorce and Child Custody

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Military Divorce Process

You always had a thing for the strong, silent type and an unexplained affinity for camouflage.  That said, it was no surprise to  your friends and family when you decided to shack up with GI Joe/Jane and start popping out little soldiers of your own.

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Temporary Support, a Temporary Relief

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The Concerns Temporary Support Can Address

The words that have been rolling around in the pit of your stomach for the last six months, and on the tip of your tongue for the last two, have courageously made their triumphant debut past your lips, “Honey,

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Education Costs & Child Support

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What is Included in Child Support Payments?

In a previous post, we discussed who bears responsibility for your child’s college education costs. In this blog entry, let’s turn back the clock and explore the scenario of who has to cough up the dough for the little rugrat’s education if they have yet to fly the coop.

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