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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 ...


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 ...


Division of Assets in a Florida Divorce

Equitable Does Not Necessarily Mean Equal The division of marital assets can be one of the toughest and most complex aspects of a divorce. In a Florida divorce assets must be identified, disclosed, and then divided equitably between the spouses. It is very important to note that the word used regarding that division is equitably, not necessarily equally. That is the reason why, even in what seems to be an amicable situation, it is always best to seek legal representation when considering a divorce. The firm of In Law We Trust, P.A., the divorce attorneys for men in Tampa, FL, has the knowledge and expertise to negotiate for your rights and a fair settlement so that you can move forward wi ...


Things to Avoid Doing During a Divorce

Things to Avoid When Divorcing A big mistake people make when divorcing is failing to get legal representation. Retaining the best legal representation is one of the smartest things to do to ensure that you will have a solid start to a new life and future. The attorneys of In law We Trust, P.A. know the intricacies of Florida laws, have the expertise to file accurate and binding agreements, are ready to take your case to trial if needed, and will fight for all you are entitled to. While we will do our part on the legal end, we have some other tips that can help you prepare and move more confidently through the divorce process. A Few Do’s and Don’ts Children Do - Realize that the chil ...


Why It's Important to Hire a Divorce Attorney

Now is Not the Time to Learn on the Go Divorce is a complicated and emotional time. This is not the time for you to try to figure things out on your own. If you do, you can make damaging mistakes that will drastically affect your outcome. The attorneys of In Law We Trust, P.A. specialize in the representation of men in family law matters. When considering divorce, consult with us before you do anything else! As your attorneys, we will make sure that you understand your rights and responsibilities and will be right beside you to ensure that your interests are protected. Understanding the Law Our lawyers have a firm understanding of the multitude of laws and potential loopholes that perta ...


Developing a Parenting Plan

More About Parenting Plans Florida law requires that divorcing parents of minor children put together a parenting plan. The parenting plan is a very important document that defines the parameters of how children will be taken care of after your divorce. The terms parental responsibility and time-sharing are today’s terminology used in a parenting plan and have replaced the terms that used to be described as “custody” and “visitation.” With evolving cultures and the rapid changes in today’s way of life facing modern families, there are constantly new issues with regard to appropriate child rearing. In Law We Trust, P.A. is the preeminent legal firm for men in the Tampa area, and we have th ...

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