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12
Apr

Should You Date While Divorcing?

Each Situation is Unique, But Generally We Advise Against It This is a frequent question we receive from our clients. Since the circumstances surrounding each divorce are always so different, it is tough to answer definitively. However, taking into account all of the different scenarios we have encountered that include a third or even fourth party’s involvement, In Law We Trust, P.A. generally advises that during your divorce process you exercise a degree of caution and restraint with regard to dating. Even if you think the separation is amicable, most likely there are still unsettled emotions involved and you don’t know for sure how your wife will react. The last thing you need is to creat ...

18
May

Should You Give Up to Just Get a Divorce Over With?

Compassionate & Aggressive in Our Representation to Your Benefit Divorce is often a very stressful process and can become extremely complicated by disagreements about parenting time, child and spousal support, the division of assets, and the actions of a difficult soon-to-be ex-spouse. In Law We Trust, P.A. approaches each client’s case in a pragmatic way. Not only are we known for our legal expertise and vast knowledge of family law and divorce, we are compassionate, aggressive in our representation, and always keep the overall best interests of our clients at the forefront. While it is never our intent to complicate the process, there are many things involved when dealing with an individu ...

12
May

Should You Date While Separated During A Divorce?

Each Situation is Unique, But Generally We Advise Against It This is a very tough question, especially since the circumstances surrounding every divorce are always so different. We have seen the gambit of situations that include a third party’s (or even a fourth party’s) involvement before or during the divorce process, as well as emotional and intellectual responses from either or both spouses that range from relief, to acceptance, to indignation and worse yet even uncontrolled rage. Taking into account all of the different scenarios we have encountered, In Law We Trust, P.A., generally advises that during your separation period, you don’t openly date somebody else. We really feel, from o ...

27
Nov

Modifications to Spousal Support: How Does Retirement Affect Spousal Support?

Is Retirement an Automatic Qualifier for Modification to Spousal Support? The short answer to this question is no, retirement does not necessary mean that there can be a dreduction or termination of spousal support. Although Florida law does consider retirement and a reduction of income as a possible valid issue in a request to modify or terminate alimony, it is not by any means automatic. While there may be new Florida legislature in the future to make it easier to modify spousal support upon retirement, one substantial matter is what the language of the original divorce decree says. That is why it is very important to have legal representation when divorcing. Structuring a settlement an ...

19
Nov

Modifications to Spousal Support: The Approach to Modifying Spousal Support

The Approach to Modifying Spousal Support There are basically two sides for initiating a modification for spousal support. One side (the payer) may petition for a reduction in the amount that is paid to the ex-spouse, or even petition for immediate termination or a revision to the termination date. The other side (the payee) may petition to the court for an increase in the amount or amount of time that they receive the award. If there has been a substantial change in financial circumstances that was unexpected or involuntary for either of the spouses, there may very well be a valid reason to consider seeking a modification to the spousal support that was awarded in the final divorce decree. ...

09
Nov

Modifications to Spousal Support: Can Spousal Support Be Modified After a Florida Divorce?

Can Spousal Support Be Modified After a Florida Divorce? This is a common question raised by either party (the one receiving support or the one paying support) in a divorce. The simple answer is yes, Florida Statutes does allow for modification or even termination of most types of spousal support when it can be shown that there has been a substantial, unexpected, or involuntary change in the circumstances of either of the former spouses. That change must be one that affects either the former spouse’s ability to pay, or the other former spouse’s need. This can become a very complicated and contentious situation and before considering an approach to the court for a modification, it is very i ...

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