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What Is The “Best Interests Of The Child Standard” In A Florida Custody Case?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

In years past, states would generally favor the mother when awarding custody of the children to one parent or another. Today, all states have moved away from this standard and employed another. Instead, when determining custody, the state will make a determination based on the best interests of the child. This standard assumes that… Read More »

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How Is Cryptocurrency Treated In A Florida Divorce?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

In 2020, the Florida Supreme Court implemented revised disclosure rules relating to financial disclosures made during divorce. According to the new rules, parties in any family law case are required to disclose any virtual currency transactions that occurred within the past 12 months. The new rules require spouses to further provide a listing of… Read More »

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What Does A Guardian Ad Litem Do In A Florida Custody Case?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

When two parents are in high conflict over child custody, a Florida court may see fit to appoint a guardian ad litem to help investigate the dispute and ensure the child’s best interests. In other cases, a parent may request a guardian ad litem be assigned to their case. When both parents agree, the… Read More »

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What Can I Place In A Prenuptial Agreement In Florida?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

While many believe that prenuptial agreements are only for the rich, they are becoming much more popular in modern marriages. Think of it this way. You already have a prenuptial agreement in place when you get married. It’s Florida’s rules for family law, asset distribution, alimony, and other provisions of divorce. A prenuptial agreement… Read More »

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Proving Your Former Spouse Is In A “Supportive Relationship” To Stop Making Alimony Payments

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

Florida has recently passed legislation making it easier for a spouse who is paying alimony to prove that they no longer should be making alimony payments. A former spouse may petition the court to stop alimony payments if they can prove that their ex-spouse has entered into a “supportive relationship” with another individual. The… Read More »

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How Recent Changes To Florida Law Impact Alimony And Custody

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

Florida recently passed comprehensive reforms to the state’s family law statutes. These new rules not only impact alimony, but also child custody, father’s rights, and more. Savvy divorcees will want to prepare for the changes by making good decisions during and after their divorce. In this article, the Orlando family law attorneys at Greater… Read More »

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Can I Be Prevented From Receiving Alimony In Florida?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

Alimony or spousal support, as it’s known in Florida, is a payment made from one spouse to another to help support them after a divorce. However, recent changes to Florida law have made it easier for payers to stop paying alimony, even after they have been ordered to do so by the court. In… Read More »

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Will My Work Schedule Impact My Child Custody Case?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

In today’s economy, it is typical for both parents to work full-time. Generally speaking, working a full-time schedule will not be counted against you by the courts. In fact, it establishes that you are responsible and can effectively provide for your children. However, not all jobs are the same. In some cases, such as… Read More »

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What Are The Different Types Of Alimony In Florida?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

In Florida, alimony is known as spousal support. To receive alimony, a spouse must prove that they have a need for financial support and that the other spouse is capable of paying that financial support. Recent changes to the law have done away with permanent alimony, so there are now four main types of… Read More »

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What Is A Collaborative Divorce And How Does It Work?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

There are many ways to dissolve a marriage in Florida. Mediation is often ordered by the courts as a first step in the divorce process. Traditionally, if mediation broke down, you were left with litigation which is when you argue your case at trial in front of a judge. However, there is a middle… Read More »

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