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11
Dec

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

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 outcome may be different from what may be ...

01
Dec

How to Get Child Support Modified in Florida

Child Support Modification Child support can be modified at any time provided that a parent can demonstrate that circumstances have changed significantly since the last judgement. Those circumstances can include a dramatic increase or decrease in income resulting from a job change, a dramatic increase of decrease in the number of overnights the child stays with each parent, or a change in expenses. The most common reason for a child support modification is a change in income. Many times this is legitimate as circumstances and employment opportunities evolve. However and unfortunately, some parents may try to evade financial responsibility and reduce their income by either quitting their ...

28
Nov

How is Child Support Calculated in Florida?

Florida Child Support Guidelines In the State of Florida both parents are obligated to provide financial support and health care for their children, whether they are married or not. Florida follows an “Income Shares Model” for determining child support, and there are calculators that are used to estimate these support obligations. Since there are so many different factors that can be taken into consideration to determine the amount and rate of support, it is very important to seek the advice of a family lawyer, especially one that specializes in the rights of fathers in Florida. In Law We Trust, P.A. is the preeminent legal firm for men in the Tampa area, and we will assist you in this proc ...

08
Nov

How is Marital Property Typically Divided in a Florida Divorce?

Always Seek Representation When Dividing Up Marital Assets The division of marital property can be one of the toughest aspects of any divorce, and that is why, even in what seems to be an amicable situation, it is best to seek legal representation when considering a divorce. Sometimes divorcing couples can agree about how to divide their property either on their own or with the help of a mediator and the courts will generally uphold these agreements. However, if a couple can’t reach an agreement, an arbitrator or judge will decide and take into consideration a variety of circumstances including the following: Length of the marriage Economic status of each of the spouses If the ...

18
Oct

Determining if Your Home is a Marital or Non-Marital Asset

What Will Happen to My Marital Home in My Divorce? The marital home can be one of the most important assets in a divorce settlement. Be aware that if the property was individually acquired before the marriage, it should to be treated as separate, non-marital property and will not be subject to an equitable distribution. However, very often, the separate property may become classified as marital property due to various circumstances and that changes everything as far as asset division. If both spouses are listed as owners, if equal access to the separate property was granted to both spouses, or if the separate property has been commingled with marital assets, then that property may become ma ...

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