Recent Blog Posts
How Do the Courts Impute Income When a Disaster Changed the Couple’s Standard of Living Just Before the Divorce?
The COVID-19 pandemic seriously messed with a lot of people’s finances. This means that divorces courts all over Florida are currently trying to make decisions about equitable distribution and alimony based on information about the couple’s standard of living before the pandemic. The future is uncertain, and there is plenty of room for disagreement… Read More »
How Far Out of Your Way Do You Have to Go to Meet Your Alimony Obligations When You Fall on Hard Times Financially?
If your spouse used to police every penny you spent, it is no wonder you got divorced. Many married couples have an unspoken agreement that occasional splurges are okay. Yes, we’re broke, but we’re both in the mood for Reuben sandwiches, so let’s support the local economy and have some delivered from our favorite… Read More »
What is more stressful than itemizing out all of your separate property and expenses in order to determine the amount of child support based on the number of days per year the children are in your care? What is a bigger bummer than when your kids come to your house on the evening of… Read More »
Celebrity divorce is its own subgenre of journalism, but sometimes the divorce cases of people who are not celebrities also make news headlines. If the parties are not known for their role in cinema, sports, music, or reality TV and are not related to the monarchy of any country, then their divorce disputes are… Read More »
Same Sex Couples, Make Your Parental Relationship to Your Parent’s Children Official Through Marriage or Adoption
In most child custody cases, the deciding factor on which all other factors in the decision rely, is the child’s best interest. The court can forbid a parent from moving out of Florida, or even forbid you from spending time alone with your child, if this is most conducive to the child’s physical and… Read More »
How much money is enough? What kinds of personal sacrifices should you make for work? Is the freedom of being your own boss more valuable than the stable income you get from a salaried position? How stressful does a well-paid job have to be before you quit and take a different job where the… Read More »
Our culture seems to enjoy a good rivalry between two people who have been married to the same person. From the mom versus stepmom feuds on the daytime talk shows of 1990s television to the Daddy’s Home movies of the past decade, the public seems to find entertainment value in seeing a parent and… Read More »
Remember that time you told your six-year-old son that he had to stop playing video games and sit down to dinner with you and his visiting grandparents, and he said that you were a mean parent and he hated living with you? All was probably forgiven by the time the main course was served? … Read More »
You don’t want a divorce, but you have enough legal questions about your marriage that you are reading a family law blog. You might be able to resolve your conflict with a postnuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement is not a legal separation; the parties remain together after they sign the post-nup, and their marital… Read More »
Divorce Monday is coming soon, so a whole new group of people is about to begin their journey from being spouses trying to make one more last-ditch effort to save their marriage to being co-parents who only have to treat each other well enough that their behavior toward each other does not harm their… Read More »