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Spousal Support In The Sunshine State

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Twice in the last three years, alimony reformers nearly succeeded in their efforts to re-design the system, only to be turned away at the eleventh hour. In 2013, Governor Rick Scott vetoed a reform bill because it would have been retroactive; earlier this year, he vetoed a similar measure, citing a section that created… Read More »

Is Mediation A Good Idea?

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The average cost of a vehicle at any given Treasure Coast car dealership may be $25,000, but the individual vehicles are often priced well above that figure or well below it. In the same way, the average cost of a Lucie County divorce may be $10,000, but individual cases may cost a lot more,… Read More »

Spousal Support In The Sunshine State

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In some recent presidential elections, Florida has been a battleground state that both Republicans and Democrats legitimately believed they could win. In recent years, Florida has also been a battleground state in terms of spousal support. In the last few years, alimony reformers have nearly succeeded in rewriting the spousal support laws, only to… Read More »

Changing Family Law Orders In The Sunshine State

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On average, most people relocate about twelve times in their adult lifetimes; a majority of these moves occur between ages 18 and 45. Since many people in this age group also have minor children, a relocation often means that a motion to modify a marriage dissolution or child custody order is necessary. Many parents… Read More »

Does Divorce Mediation Work?

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Before a session starts, 96 percent of divorce mediation participants believe that the process will be completely fruitless. They reason that if negotiation alone could solve their problems, they would not have gone to court in the first place. However, once the session is over, over 70 percent of these participants have resolved most… Read More »

Add-On Kills Alimony Reform Bill

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For the second time in three years, Governor Rick Scott vetoed an alimony reform bill. Although the measure passed by fairly wide margins in both the state House and Senate, Governor Scott took issue with the presumption that a 50-50 parenting time split is the best possible custody arrangement. “This bill has the potential… Read More »

Did Less Restrictive Marriage Dissolution Laws End Saturday Morning Cartoons?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

With a comic book-themed movie in theaters this spring, and more on the way this summer, some people are wondering what happened to the Saturday morning cartoon versions of these costumed superheroes. There is one school of thought that no-fault divorce laws may have closed the Hall of Justice, thus accomplishing the goal that… Read More »

Tiger Woods Writes Big Check

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The former number one golfer has not won a major tournament since 2010, but now that his divorce from Elin Nordegren is financially behind him, Mr. Woods hopes that things will change for the better. Ms. Nordegren finalized the financial portion with the stroke of a pen when she released a $54.5 million mortgage… Read More »

Potential Alimony Reform in Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Florida Bar Association’s Family Law section withdrew its support from the pending alimony reform bill, even though it helped draft significant portions of it and lobbied for its passage. Basically, the ongoing alimony reform battle in the Sunshine State pits payor spouses (mostly men) who claim that the system is unpredictable and unfair… Read More »

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