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Category Archives: Divorce

How to Talk to Your Children about Divorce

Going through a divorce when you have children is always difficult. You may be wondering how to broach the subject with your kids, and how to prepare for their reaction, whatever that may be. Here is a short guide that you can use to speak to your kids about your upcoming divorce Do It Together […]

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Divorce Mediation Can Save You Money and Stress

Divorce is not an easy process – especially if there are children involved. During this emotionally charged time, it can be easy to allow animosity towards your soon-to-be-ex spouse to derail discussions about splitting up assets, child custody, and finances. Investing in divorce mediation can help your divorce proceedings run more smoothly, keep things amicable […]

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What is Durational Alimony?

The state of Florida officially recognizes six different types of alimony, awarded based on specific factors such as the length of the marriage, the needs of one party, and the ability to pay of the other, and the responsibilities of each party when it comes to any children they share. Durational alimony was introduced in […]

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What is a Financial Affidavit, and Why do You Need one When Divorcing in Florida?

When you file for divorce, you have 45 days to fill out a financial affidavit. This is a mandatory disclosure that includes your employment information, income, assets, liabilities, and expenses. It is extremely important that you fill out the affidavit form as accurately as possible, because it will become crucial to your divorce proceedings. The […]

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Most Common Questions about Alimony

What type of alimony would I be entitled to?             Depending upon the length of the marriage and the specific factors outlined in §61.14, alimony may be available upon divorce. Short-term marriages are generally those that lasted less than seven years, moderate-term marriages are those that last between seven and seventeen years, while long-term marriages […]

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How to Get More Alimony

If your current alimony payment is not meeting your financial needs, you may have legal options available. Florida law allows you to modify certain types of alimony payments whether they were awarded by the court or mutually agreed to. Durational, Permanent, and Rehabilitative alimony can be modified unless the parties have agreed otherwise. When parties […]

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What is a motion for contempt?

A Motion for Contempt is used in Tampa family law cases to seek enforcement and sanctions, when a party violates a court order.   The most common motions for contempt relate to violations of timesharing agreements and/or failing to pay child support.  Of course though, a motion for contempt can be used to ensure compliance with […]

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