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Category Archives: Divorce

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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What is a Marital Settlement Agreement?

Tampa Divorce Attorneys are routinely asked by their Clients about the meaning of the term “Marital Settlement Agreement” during the course of litigation.  Many folks have frankly heard the term either through the litigation in their own case or through their own research on the internet on websites, like our site. A Marital Settlement Agreement […]

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What is a no contact order?

A no contact order is a court order entered by a presiding judge limiting a criminal defendant or other party from having contact with another.  This occurs most often when a criminal defendant is accused of a domestic violence charge, including misdemeanor domestic violence, felony domestic violence, domestic battery by strangulation, etc.  These orders are […]

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Why can the State Attorney’s Office continue to bring up my prior criminal charges?

Our Criminal Attorneys Tampa are often asked about these issues.  Many individuals previously convicted of criminal charges in Florida are incredibly frustrated with Florida’s current sentencing structure which permits the prosecution in its preparation of score sheets to continue to bring up old charges.  Further, many judges in misdemeanor cases, which legally do not rely […]

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What does the phrase Attorney-Client Privilege Mean?

Many Tampa attorneys, in their initial consultation with their clients, will use the phrase “attorney-client” privilege. This phrase relates to the confidentiality between the attorney and their client regarding the matters discussed and exchanged during their meetings. Obviously, this is a far more complex subject than the simple one-sentence definition I provided above, so as […]

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Is there anything unique about a same sex divorce?

Absolutely not, the issues are the exact same as any other divorce for a Tampa Divorce Attorney.   The issues are the same for a heterosexual divorce – equitable distribution, alimony, child support, time sharing, attorney’s fees, etc.  Recent headlines were made prior to the legalization of same sex marriage of a couple in Tampa who […]

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What are mandatory disclosures?

Tampa family law attorneys are constantly asked about mandatory disclosures and the requirements to file a financial affidavit in their Tampa family law case. In short, the easiest way to think of these mandatory disclosures are that they are the required documents to back up the numerical figures on the financial affidavit. As you can […]

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