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Calculating the Amount and Duration of Spousal Support Payments in Florida

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Many marriages, but certainly not all of them, end in divorce. Many marriage dissolutions, but certainly not all of them, involve spousal support payments. Florida has a rather broad alimony law, but nevertheless, judges only order these payments in limited circumstances. That’s especially true of long-term alimony. Obligors (people who pay support) and obligees… Read More »

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Top Five Property Division Factors in the Sunshine State

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Like most other jurisdictions, Florida is an equitable division state. Marital property must be divided in such a way that the divorce is not an unfair financial burden on either party. There is a presumption that a 50-50 division satisfies this requirement, but that’s only a presumption. If there is substantial evidence of inequality,… Read More »

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How Much Does a Port St. Lucie Divorce Cost?

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The average financial cost of a marriage dissolution is around $20,000. However, this figure is highly misleading. There’s a big cost difference between Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ divorce and an abandonment divorce where the couple has no debts or assets. So, in terms of financial cost, the only honest answer a Port St. Lucie… Read More »

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Top Seven Alimony Factors in Florida

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In some states, alimony determinations are usually like child support determinations. Financial guidelines usually dictate the amount and duration of payments. But the law in the Sunshine State are different. They are quite subjective, as outlined below. As a result, an effective Port St. Lucie divorce attorney is vital, whether you are an obligor (person… Read More »

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From Green to Grey: Color Changes in Over-55 Divorces

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In ye olden days, many couples over 55 whose marriages fell on hard times obtained “Irish divorces.” They remained legally married but lived separate lives. These separate lives often included separate households, a situation which created the married-filing-separately provision in the tax code. Recently, however, divorce’s moral acceptability reached an all-time high. So, many… Read More »

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The Five Types of Spousal Support in Florida

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Recently, reformers have tried and failed to change Florida’s alimony laws. These reformers wanted to make spousal support determinations more like guideline-based child support determinations. But, Florida’s spousal support law is still quite subjective. It tries to balance the obligee’s financial need and the obligor’s ability to pay. That’s different from the obligee’s financial… Read More »

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Where You Get Divorced Matters: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution

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Unless the parties had a premarital agreement, property division is usually the costliest and most time-consuming portion of a divorce. In general, divorce laws vary significantly from state to state. That’s also true with regard to property classification and division. Like most other jurisdictions, Florida is an equitable division state. As outlined below, marital… Read More »

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A Guide to Successful Post-Divorce Relocations

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Most people move about twelve times during their lives, and most of these moves take place before age 40. Therefore, many of these relocations involve young children who are subject to divorce orders. The Constitution gives adults the absolute right to travel within the United States. However, this right does not apply to children…. Read More »

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Top Ten Parenting Time Factors in Florida

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Child custody is perhaps the most divisive emotional issue in a divorce. Most parents agree on broad principles, like children benefit from meaningful and consistent contact with both parents. But words like “meaningful” and “consistent” are extremely subjective. So, Florida law sets forth a number of parenting time factors. Port St. Lucie divorce attorneys… Read More »

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Getting Through a Grey Divorce

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All divorces have both emotional and financial issues. Over 55 divorces have these issues as well, but they are a bit different, as outlined below. Regardless of the parties’ age, most divorces end the same way. In almost all cases, a Port St. Lucie divorce attorney is able to resolve these matters out of… Read More »

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