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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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Divorce lawyer in St. Petersburg, Florida area

What Is the Difference Between Alimony, Spousal Support, and Child Support?

In addition to hiring a divorce lawyer, a divorce usually involves regaining your financial independence and unraveling the mutual financial network you built with your spouse. Divorce also serves as a time to rein in shared debts so that you can pay them off accordingly. With all these financial questions, you and your spouse are likely wonder [...]

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Divorce lawyer in St. Petersburg, Florida area

What Is Collaborative Divorce?

Going through a divorce is a trying time for all involved. While it may not be as dramatic as the last film you watched, a divorce can have a significant psychological toll. For one, divorces are expensive and require a lot of resources, including money, attorneys, and time. Those who have never been through a divorce probably are unaware that [...]

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​How Much Alimony Can I Expect to Pay?

How much alimony can I expect to pay? Any divorce lawyer will tell you that negotiating alimony can cause some of the most strife in a divorce settlement. In Florida, alimony is awarded based on both the financial need of one spouse and the ability of the other spouse to pay. A judge considers many things when approving alimony and determining t [...]

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Do I Qualify for Alimony?

Do I qualify for Alimony? ​Alimony is one of the top considerations when a couple negotiates a divorce settlement. Alimony is a form of financial support paid by one spouse to another to help them maintain the standard of living they enjoyed while married. Florida law permits several forms of alimony, and while you may not be eligible for one, [...]

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​What Are the Most Common Financial Mistakes Made During Divorce?

What are the most common financial mistakes made during a divorce? In a divorce, you effectively separate your life from your ex-partner’s. Inevitably, that also means that you are separating financially. Aside from parental rights, finances are the main factor that is decided upon during divorce proceedings. If you aren’t careful during you [...]

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​What Is the Difference Between a Fault and No-Fault Divorce?

What is the difference between a fault and no-fault divorce? Divorce laws differ in every state in the country. In Hawaii, for instance, you and your spouse have to be separated for at least two years before you can be legally divorced, while in other states, you can be divorced without any prior separation. Another aspect that differs by state [...]

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can a child choose which parent they want to live with

​Can a Child Choose Which Parent They Want to Live With?

When divorcing parents cannot agree on sharing responsibility for the children, they often seek guidance from a child custody lawyer. One of the most frequently asked questions of divorce attorneys in Florida is whether the children can select which parent they wish to primarily reside with. When custody is contentious, the divorce lawyers for e [...]

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