Category Archives: Divorce
Is Do-It-Yourself Divorce Right For You?
No one wants an ugly divorce, and while some people might entertain fantasies of wounding their ex-spouse in the pocketbook, no one wants to emerge from a divorce poorer than when they started. The people who spend years in court arguing over every expense and every item of personal property tend to be the… Read More »
Divorce And Concealed Assets: What You Should Know
When spouses file for divorce in South Florida, the divorce process that follows has many components and can be quite complex. Even in divorce cases where there are no minor children from the marriage, the court will need to classify marital and separate property, and will need to distribute that property between the spouses… Read More »
Preparing For Divorce In Florida? Check Your Social Media Accounts First
You have been thinking about separating for a couple years now, but COVID-19 delayed your plans to move out. Now that you and your soon-to-be ex are vaccinated and you have secured an apartment, it’s time to separate. You have prepared a complaint and financial statement and are ready to serve your ex. Is… Read More »
Divorce & Bankruptcy in Florida
Your divorce is final. Your ex-spouse has agreed to terms of the marital settlement agreement, including monthly alimony payments owed to you, in addition to child support for your two shared kids. Now he is calling to tell you he filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy and can no longer meet his obligations. What do you… Read More »
My Ex-Spouse Won’t Pay Child Support: Now What?
A divorce judgment was issued and the custodial parent and non-custodial parent are finally living separate lives. The judge ordered that one parent have primary custody of the shared child and that the ex-spouse and co-parent is required to pay a monthly child support order to the custodial parent. Unfortunately, the other parent either… Read More »
January: The Month of Divorce?
It’s not a myth that more couples file for divorce in January than any other time of the year. Experts note that people tend to take an accounting of their personal, financial and professional endeavors from the past year, including resolutions. Sometimes couples resolve that they are no longer working as a family unit,… Read More »
Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, includes mediation and arbitration. These are methods that parties can choose to pursue as an alternative to litigation. Many parties seek ADR as a viable option because it can be cheaper, more amicable, and efficient. There are many benefits to pursuing mediation for family law cases, including better outcomes… Read More »
Addressing 529 College Savings Accounts for Your Child in Divorce
Just as arguing over assets is one aspect of some divorces. The treatment of 529 and custodial college savings accounts is an increasingly common issue for some divorcing parents, and therefore for family law attorneys as well. What will happen to the account, who will manage it, how it should be addressed in the… Read More »
Deciding What to Do When You Are Potentially Separating as an Unmarried Parent
As attorneys who practice family law here in Florida, sometimes the questions we receive are not from those who have already made up their mind that they necessarily want to move forward with a particular path, such as divorce. Sometimes, for example, we are contacted by those who simply want to discuss precautionary issues… Read More »
When Divorced Parents Disagree Over Whether Their Child Should Return to School This Fall
As the summer winds down and kids get ready for the 2020-2021 school year, most Florida school districts are providing parents with the option to decide whether to send their kids to school in-person or continue with online learning, as they did during the second half of the spring. However, just as the coronavirus… Read More »