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2015 Alimony Bill

Posted on : March 31, 2015
The Florida Senate and House of Representatives have drafted a proposed bill that will substantially change Florida alimony laws if enacted.  These changes weigh heavily in favor of the person who is or would be obligated to pay alimony (the “Payor”).  The new bill also limits the court’s discretion in the amount and duration of…

Can My Child’s Mother Relocate with our child if we were never married?

Posted on : February 16, 2015
If a Petition to Establish Paternity has not been filed, the simple answer is yes, even if the Father’s name is on the birth certificate and the father visits with the child and pays child support for the child.  As unfair as this is, until a family law judge establishes paternity, the mother of a…

E-Mail Use in Divorce and Family Law Cases

Posted on : December 8, 2014
E-mails, Facebook posts, text messages and even cyber-stalking are issues that are now arising in Tampa divorce cases. Parties now often communicate through email, often to a third party such as a friends or attorneys, and therefore may have a legal expectation of privacy. E-mails, text messages, Facebook posts and other social media uses can…

What to Look for in a Divorce Lawyer, Tampa, Florida

Posted on : December 2, 2014
Going through a divorce can be a complex and difficult time.  Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to find the right divorce lawyer Tampa has to offer?  With so many law firms in the area, it is easy to have trouble finding the right one. Look for someone who you trust, someone who is experienced, and…

Consequences of Not Paying Tampa Child Support

Posted on : November 24, 2014
The noncustodial parent, or parent in charge of paying child support, is required to have pay deducted to cover the costs of Tampa child support. This includes if the parent has multiple jobs. It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the Child Support Enforcement Program and the court after changing jobs. As an…

Child Custody Laws in Florida for Unwed Parents

Posted on : October 2, 2014
In the case of child custody, it is important to remember that the most critical part is the best interest of the child. At any point that a relationship ends between two parents, whether they were ever married or not, their needs are not as important as the well-being of the child they are to…

Florida Divorce Laws Explained

Posted on : September 25, 2014
If you are going through a separation in Florida and think that divorce proceedings will be necessary. then you will want to ensure that you have a full understanding of the process so that it goes as smoothly as possible. Florida divorce laws may be different to laws in other states, so it makes sense…

10 Big Divorce Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make

Posted on : May 19, 2014
Every divorce is unique because no marriage is exactly like another. However, even though every divorce is unique, the mistakes that people make during a divorce are often similar. Here is a list of common mistakes that can cost you when you are getting divorced. Mistake 1: Deciding On A Divorce Too Soon Many people…

Flat Fee Child Support Cases

Posted on : May 19, 2013
Most lawyers don’t charge flat fees for any family law case. Our Tampa child support office charges flat fees for many child support cases, including filing a motion to modify child support, filing motions for contempt and defending fathers against child support enforcement (which is represented by the Department of Revenue and the Attorney General’s…

Florida Alimony Reform and Rotating Custody

Posted on : April 8, 2013
Many people aren’t aware that the Florida Alimony Reform Act effects child custody as well.  A Provision of the Alimony Reform Act gives a presumption of an equal time-sharing schedule (often known as 50/50 custody) to children.  Keep in mind that this is a rebuttable presumption and to rebut this presumption you need to have…

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