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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 ...

04
Nov

Spousal Support in a Florida Divorce

Spousal Support is Not a Cut and Dry Issue Under Florida divorce law, spousal support may be awarded under certain situations to either the wife or the husband. Spousal support is not meant to be punitive. Instead, it is sometimes awarded to help the lower earner- whether that is the husband or the wife- to get “back on their feet” or maintain the marital lifestyle for at least some period of time following the end of a marriage. Although support may often be thought of as paid on an ongoing basis, it may be awarded as a lump sum or as some combination of the two. When making a determination of whether or not to award support, the court may consider many factors including non-monetary iss ...

23
Sep

The Four Main Areas of Divorce

Primary Issues in Every Divorce If you are considering divorce you may be wondering just how to proceed. As a start, first understand and prepare yourself for the fact that that there are two primary issues that apply to every divorce and another two additional primary issues that apply when there are dependent children involved. Those issues include property division, spousal support, custody and parenting time, and child support. However, in divorce, no two situations are alike. There can be a variety of other issues as well and each of these issues can be challenging and complex. The family law attorneys for men at In Law We Trust Divorce and Family Lawyers are ready to listen to your u ...

13
Aug

What is Family Law?

Family Law 101 Family law is the legal practice that focuses on issues involving family relationships including divorce, child custody, paternity, and adoption. Attorneys practicing family law represent their clients in family court proceedings and in related negotiations. A family law attorney will draft important legal documents including court petitions and property agreements, litigate contested matters, and negotiate for the best interests of their clients. What Kind of Matters Fall Under the Practice of Family Law? The most common family law issues also pertain to visitation rights, child and spousal support, the division of marital assets, guardianship, and child protection. Howe ...

07
May

Premarital Agreements in Divorce Explained

What Is a Premarital Agreement? In Florida, prenuptial agreements are called premarital agreements. Many couples decide on premarital agreements to protect their assets and their financial futures. These agreements are contracts that were made between prospective spouses before marriage, cover each of their financial rights and obligations during the marriage, and define how certain issues such as alimony and property division will be treated if the marriage ends in divorce. If you have a premarital agreement and are considering divorce, this is one of the first things that should be discussed with your attorney. Is My Premarital Agreement Enforceable? Yes, in most cases you are obligat ...

11
Dec

How is Alimony Affected by the Length of a Marriage in Florida?

Short-Term Versus Moderate-Term Marriages Divorce is a difficult emotional process, no matter how long the marriage has lasted. In the state of Florida, a marriage is considered short-term if it lasts less than seven years. A moderate-term marriage is considered to be seven to 17 years, and marriages lasting more than 17 years are considered a be long-term. When it comes to property division, Florida is an equitable distribution state, but the court does consider many factors and depending on the length of your marriage, the courts will award support and divide property in a manner that they feel is adequate and fair, with that in mind. In the case of short-term marriages, be aware that the ...

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