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    How does Alimony Work? Do I still Pay Alimony With 50/50 Timesharing?

    How does alimony work with timesharing The quick answer to do I pay alimony with 50/50 timesharing is yes if alimony is ordered. Occasionally, however, the requirements for alimony are not met, and alimony will not be awarded at the same time a 50/50 timesharing will be awarded. In legal fact, the awarding of timesharing and the awarding of alimony are two very different facets of Family Law. Each has its own set of laws., rules, requirements, and guidelines. Also, it is important to understand that each state will have its own, sometimes very different, Statutes regarding the arranging of parental...

    DONT WAIT – If You’re Headed for a Divorce, Don’t Wait to Retain an Attorney

    If you are headed for a divorce, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney before deciding on the finality of your decision. Even if you think you can “go it alone” in the divorce process, it is wise to at least seek professional legal advice to help you think through the process to make sure you understand how the process works. There are so many twists and turns in seeking a divorce with the outcome in your best interest that it is highly unlikely you will know the right twists and turns to take. While legal advice...

    There is No Favoritism in The Law

    For many years it seemed that family courts were biased in favor of one party or the other in a divorce, especially when minor children were involved. As time has gone on, however, family courts have changed in the way they administer justice until there is now no favoritism in a judge's decision regarding divorce issues such as alimony, child support, and who will care for and nurture the minor children. (A child is considered a minor from infancy to age l8 and beyond if the child is unable to support themselves due to severe mental or physical disability.). Here...

    Summer Timesharing in a Parenting Plan

    How to manage when your school-age children are not in school Trying to figure out how to manage timesharing with your school-age children when they are not in school, especially during the several weeks of summer vacation, is a challenge. Typically, when parents of minor children (children from birth to l8 years and beyond if a child is unable to support themself for physical or mental reasons) are going through a divorce or separation, there will be what is called a parenting plan created. This plan can be formed at mediation by the parents themselves, or if the case goes before...

    Tips To Manage Stress During a Divorce

    Going through a divorce is rarely easy and never without stress. Even when both parties want the divorce and there are no children involved, there will be stress. Stress can come in many ways, including the disagreements as to who gets what, from the delay in the time it takes to complete all the necessary steps to a final decree, to emotional heartbreak, to trying to figure out how life will be when the divorce is over. Most couples had hoped for a “forever after” on their wedding day, and just the realization that their marriage didn’t make it is...

    How Much Alimony Can I Expect to Pay?

    Alimony, frequently referred to as spousal support, is a monetary amount awarded to either spouse based on a variety of factors, including: A proven need for alimony must be present. It must be shown that a party needs alimony to manage finances during the transition from married life to single life. A party does not have the skills or education to gain employment at a level needed to support themselves without the help of a spouse. One party has stayed home during the marriage and provided care for the home and children, if any, while the other spouse has been...

    In Florida, Do I have to Pay Child Support If I Have No Visitation Rights?

    Yes, if you have been ordered to pay child support, you cannot waive that responsibility. Even if you have no visitation rights, you must still pay your ordered child support. In Florida, child support and visitation rights are two separate issues, one not depending on the other. In fact, if you don’t have visitation rights and are hoping to obtain them if your child support payments are in arrears, a judge will not consider your request. Child support is a court-ordered obligation for any couple who have created a child, whether the parents have married, lived together, or met for a...

    Did You Know Our Retainers are Refundable?

    Gone are the days when a handshake was all that was needed to secure a service that would be paid for when the work was completed. Unfortunately, some people will take advantage of a situation where they think they can get the work done and then walk away without paying. And an attorney deserves to be paid for their work. Many years of education, passing the Bar exams, setting up a practice, paying for legal costs such as filing motions and attending mediations and depositions, and completing continuing education requirements have a significant cost. So It is that the practice...

    What Is the Difference Between Alimony and Child Support?

    The simple answer to the question What is the difference between alimony and child support is that alimony is a payment made from one spouse to the other for various issues involving support or deserved monetary award. In comparison, child support is a payment from one spouse to the other to help pay for the care of a couple’s minor children. Let’s take a detailed look at each type of support. Alimony: Each state has its own set of guidelines for alimony, so that this blog will focus on Florida. There a six types of alimony or, as more recently termed,...

    Can I Get a Divorce in Florida Even if My Spouse Doesn’t Want One?

    The quick answer to the question, can I get a divorce in Florida even if my spouse doesn’t want one? is yes. In Florida, a no-fault state, all that is necessary is that one party needs to plead irreconcilable differences. The other party doesn’t have to agree or sign anything for a divorce to be completed. That being said, the spouse wanting the divorce cannot just walk into court and get one without going through the legal process of obtaining a divorce. Guidelines are the same for both parties wanting a divorce and only one party wanting a divorce. If there...

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