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Top Five Child Support Enforcement Options

Top Five Child Support Enforcement Options Florida families count on child support payments to elevate the standard of living of their children. Yet less than half of custodial parents receive the full amount of support, and many receive little or nothing. The Florida Attorney General has primary jurisdiction to enforce child support orders. This enforcement service is free to obligees. However, as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. The AG is often slow. Furthermore, its lawyers do not represent families. Instead, they represent the state. A private Orlando family law attorney has the same available enforcement tools. Furthermore, a...

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The Basics of Property Division In Florida Divorce Cases

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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Will Infidelity Affect Alimony Awards in Florida?

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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