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What Factors Are Considered When Determining Child Custody

What Factors Are Considered When Determining Child Custody?

Child custody determinations are a highly emotional aspect of the divorce process. The decisions made during these proceedings influence parents' relationships with their children and the child's well-being. Parents, caregivers, and legal practitioners can explain the factors that courts often consider when determining child custody, which Florida [...]

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Can I Pay My Alimony Directly to My Ex

Can I Pay My Alimony Directly to My Ex?

Navigating the complexities of divorce can be challenging, and alimony adds another layer of complication to the process. Alimony—financial support that one spouse pays to another after a divorce—is an obligation that may have significant effects on both parties' lives. "Can I pay my alimony directly to my ex?" is a common question. While i [...]

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Florida Senate Bill 1416: What You Need to Know

In the arena of family law, changes often come with mixed feelings and far-reaching implications, especially when these changes affect matters dear to us, such as our children and financial stability. One such example is Florida Senate Bill 1416 (2023). This bill, which Senator Joe Gruters initiated, introduces significant changes to divorce, a [...]

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Changes to Floridas Child Custody and Time Sharing Laws

Understanding CS/HB 1301: Changes to Florida’s Child Custody and Time-Sharing Laws

The intricate world of family law can fluctuate and change, often leaving parents and guardians confused. One recently passed Florida law aims to simplify and streamline parenting decisions. It is CS/HB 1301, also known as the Parenting and Time-sharing of Minor Children Bill. This crucial legislation modifies child custody and time-sharing law [...]

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Who Can Claim a Child as a Dependent After a Divorce

Who Can Claim a Child as a Dependent After a Divorce?

The tax code contains several complex and challenging rules that parents must navigate to establish eligibility to claim a child as a dependent after a divorce. You must make the right decisions to avoid any complications with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and comply with your tax obligations. Schedule a Consultation What Is a Custod [...]

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Determining Child Custody

How Is Child Custody Determined?

Child custody is often one of the most emotionally charged and complex issues during a divorce or separation. Your primary concern as parents is your child's well-being and best interests, and determining the appropriate custody arrangement is key to this. To navigate this sensitive and challenging topic, you need to understand the legal princi [...]

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What Papers Do I Need to File to Begin Divorce Proceedings?

If you are in the midst of a separation and contemplating divorce, you may want to know what you need to do to begin the process. Divorces are difficult, emotional, and time-consuming. When you end a marriage, the parties must consider and address many issues and concerns as you work to complete the divorce process. Although you may initially want [...]

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Which Spouse Pays Alimony

How Is Alimony Determined?

Unlike child support, no statute dictates how much spousal support one spouse should pay another. Instead, the statutes provide several guidelines for the court to determine alimony. Additionally, wives are not the only ones who can request alimony – either spouse can seek alimony payments following a divorce. However, income generally determ [...]

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Guardian ad litem vs social investigators

Guardian ad Litem vs. Social Investigator

Sometimes parents need some extra help when going through a divorce. That help can be in the form of independent psychological evaluations to determine the fitness of a parent to take care of the children or just extra support to create and carry out parenting schedules. The statutes provide for two types of professionals to help move the parents [...]

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Spousal Support Attorney St. Petersburg FL

​What Types of Spousal Support Am I Eligible For?

When it comes to finances in a marriage, one spouse is often dependent upon the other. If the two get divorced, the dependent spouse often wonders how they will maintain their lifestyle once the divorce is finalized. The answer is through spousal support or alimony payments. Spousal support refers to payments made from one spouse to the oth [...]

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