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Will Infidelity Affect Alimony Awards in Florida?

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There are many factors taken into account when determining if or how much alimony a spouse may be awarded in the event of a divorce; one of those factors is adultery. Whether you are a spouse who had an extramarital affair or the spouse who desires to collect alimony from a spouse who committed adultery, you will find the information below useful and enlightening. What do Florida Courts Consider in Determining Whether Alimony Will be Awarded? As mentioned above, several factors are taken into consideration by the court in determining if either spouse may be awarded alimony. Adultery is one of these...

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Grandparent Rights in Florida

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In most situations, Florida law does not provide grandparents any legally enforceable right to visit with their grandchildren. There are limited circumstances in which you may have the ability to establish and enforce visitation with your grandchildren and you should consult with a knowledgeable family law attorney to determine the best course of action to enforce those rights. What happens when your adult child gets divorced? While divorce most notably and immediately impacts the two adults dissolving their marriage, it can effectively mean the end of visitation with your grandchildren. When everyone is in agreement, and you are getting to see your...

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Setting and Changing the Amount and Duration of Alimony Payments in Florida

Over the past several decades, a number of states have significantly altered their alimony laws. In many jurisdictions, spousal support determinations are a lot like child support determinations. A formula, which usually accounts for the length of the marriage and income disparity between the spouses, usually determines the amount and duration of payments. But Florida’s alimony law is still rather subjective. Judges have almost unlimited discretion when it comes to setting the amount and duration of alimony payments.  So, whether you are an obligor (person paying support) or an obligee (person receiving support), assertive representation from a good Orlando family law...

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The Basics of Property Division In Florida Divorce Cases

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One of the biggest points of contention when a couple divorces is the division of property or marital assets. Every state has its own laws governing how property will be distributed or divided in the event of a divorce, including Florida. In our state, when a married couple makes the decision to divorce the division of property is based on a system referred to as "equitable distribution." Equitable distribution is based on the idea that both property and debts should be divided in a way that is fair to both spouses according to the circumstances. However, it is important to note...

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Understanding the Emotional and Financial Issues of Divorce

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The average length of a first marriage upon divorce is just over eight years. During that time period, most couples borrow money, acquire assets, and have children. As a result, almost all first-time divorces involve financial and emotional issues. Unless the couple had a solid premarital agreement, these issues are often rather complex. An experienced Orlando divorce lawyer keeps certain overall principles in mind with regard to these emotional and financial issues. Overall, child custody decisions must be in the best interests of the children and the marital estate, including both assets and debts, must be divided equitably. Financial Issues in a...

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