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Obergefell v. Hodges: Supreme Court Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

On June 26, 2015, in a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, held that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires all states to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and further requires that all states recognize same sex marriages lawfully licensed and performed out of state. ...

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How to hire the right attorney for your divorce

How do you know who to hire as an attorney to represent you in a divorce? Making that decision can be very critical. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable with your attorney and that your attorney is responsive to your issues and your concerns. Sit down with your attorney, tell the attorney what you want out of the divorce, how you want things to end up, what your major concerns are, and make sure that attorney is responsive to your major concerns. Forming a good relationship with your attorney, good communication between yourself and your attorney can...

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How is alimony determined in the state of Florida?

Currently there is no set formula for determining alimony in the state of Florida. The legislature is looking at revamping the alimony statute as we make this video. However, right now alimony is based on certain criteria. Those criteria are need and ability to pay. The need of one spouse measured against the ability to pay from the other. And alimony is generally the lesser of one spouses need or the other spouse's ability to pay. [mkd_button size="huge" type="solid" target="_self" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-balance-scale" font_weight="300" text_transform="none" text="Click to Estimate Alimony with DeWitt Law Firm's Alimony Calculator" link="/divorce/alimony/alimony-calculator/" font_size="20px" margin="25px 0px 25px 0px"] So for example,...

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How are attorney’s fees handled in a divorce and can I get my attorney’s fees paid by the other side?

How are attorney's fees handled in a divorce and can I get my attorney's fees paid by the other side? Well, that depends. Attorney's fees are recoverable or can be recoverable from your spouse if you have the need for your spouse to pay those attorney's fees and your spouse has the ability to pay them. So need and ability to pay is what determines whether or not any or all of the other side's attorney's fees are paid by the other spouse. Often times, you'll be required to pay your attorney first and then your attorney will seek contribution...

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