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29
Jan

Proving Cohabitation to Stop Alimony

Coming to the end of the divorce process usually means you’re free to move on with your life. However, as a man going through a divorce in Florida, there may be a lingering aspect of your marriage that is still causing a certain amount of frustration: alimony payments. While this is considered to be part of a fair division of assets, you certainly don’t expect it to be a permanent arrangement. In most cases, the courts will place an end date on your payments. But these can stop sooner if your ex is in a cohabiting relationship. After all, it’s not fair for you to keep giving a portion of your income if your former spouse is gaining financial support from a new partner. If your ex is ho ...

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 Divorce and Family Lawyers 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 ...

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 Divorce and Family Lawyers 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 dea ...

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 Divorce and Family Lawyers, generally advises that during your separation period, you don’t openly date somebody else. W ...

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. ...

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