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Things You Need to Know About Alimony

In any divorce case, alimony is perhaps the most difficult aspect to envision. Contrasting with child support, there are no legal guidelines or mathematical formulas that a judge can use to calculate alimony. The court’s decision to make a party liable to pay alimony usually depends on two factors: Whether either of the applicants requires READ MORE

Top Five Things To Do Before You Visit a Divorce Attorney

Did your spouse just serve you with divorce paperwork?  Are you thinking about filing for divorce?  Do you have a rocky marriage and just need guidance or advice about your options?  If the answer to any of the above questions is “yes”, you probably have many questions of your own.  Meeting with a qualified family READ MORE

After Ashley Madison-What you need to know about the effect of adultery on divorce proceedings in Florida

By now, you no doubt know the morally dubious adultery-themed website Ashley Madison has been breached and its registered users were unwitting victims of a massive data breach by anonymous hackers.  The registered user’s e-mail addresses, credit card numbers, sexual fantasies and other personal information are floating in a shadowy corner of the Internet. The READ MORE

Alimony Reform Proposal During the 2015 Legislative Session

Significant alimony reform was proposed during the 2015 Legislative Session in Florida; however no bill was passed during the session, which ended several days early when the House adjourned. The suggested legislation included guidelines for the determination of both the amount and length of alimony awards. The legislation eliminated the current definitions of marriages as READ MORE

Understanding Mediation

What is mediation/arbitration? While both mediation and arbitration are alternative dispute resolution processes, mediation and arbitration are not the same thing. Mediation is more commonly used in family law cases than arbitration. Mediation is an informal, confidential, and nonadversarial process where a mediator tries to encourage and facilitate resolution of a dispute between parties. A READ MORE