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Category Archives: Divorce

Does Permanent Alimony Still Exist in Florida?

After several years of often emotional debate, Florida finally passed a law eliminating permanent alimony in 2023. Though this does not automatically change existing spousal support arrangements, it is a big change for divorces going forward and might trigger modifications if permitted under an existing divorce order.  Traditionally, permanent alimony in Florida provided ongoing financial […]

Dividing Pension and Retirement Benefits in a Florida Divorce

Going through a divorce is usually one of the most challenging experiences someone faces. Emotions can run high, decisions might seem overwhelming and the future appears uncertain. While there are numerous present-time concerns, you should not overlook how the end of your end of your marriage will affect retirement savings and pension benefits accrued by […]

Protecting Your Business in the Event of a Divorce

If you are a business owner, the challenges that come with a divorce become even more intricate, as dissolving the marriage can have an impact on your hard-earned assets. There are several ways to protect your business if you get a divorce. They include: Documenting your business finances — Start by ensuring that your business […]

Divorcing a Spouse with a Personality Disorder

Divorcing a spouse is inherently challenging, but when a personality disorder is in the mix, the complexities can make an already difficult situation feel impossible. Two personality disorders that frequently present unique challenges during divorce proceedings are Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Individuals with BPD often experience intense and unpredictable mood […]

Enforcing a Child Support Order When Your Ex Won’t Pay

Parents, whether married or not, have a legal duty to provide financial support for their biological and adopted children. When a couple’s relationship ends by divorce or legal separation, the family court issues child support orders, where one spouse makes payments to help the other parent with child-rearing expenses. The state of Florida has an […]

What Is Pet Custody and How Is it Decided?

Ownership and custody of pets is an evolving issue in divorce law. Historically, pets have been treated strictly as personal property. The family court would place a nominal economic value on the pet and ownership would be given to one spouse. Also, a family member’s attachment to the pet and the animal’s well-being were not […]

Why You Should Still Use an Attorney for an Uncontested Divorce

While some divorce cases are lengthy and intense battles, dissolving a marriage need not always be so contentious. The state of Florida recognizes uncontested divorces in which both parties agree to dissolving the marriage. Further, the parties also agree on the reason(s) that the marriage must end and are in accord as to the financial […]

Dividing Assets in a Gray Divorce

When an older couple dissolves their marriage, it is commonly known as a “gray divorce.” While the age of the parties makes no difference legally, there are unique challenges and circumstances for divorcing spouses age 50 and above. Older couples tend to have more assets and no dependent children. Therefore, gray divorces usually focus on […]


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