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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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New Florida Law Enhances Unwed Father’s Rights

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

A new law went into effect on July 1, 2023. The law creates a revised procedure for unwed fathers to establish paternity, child support, and visitation. The result is that unwed fathers can now establish parental rights that were previously the exclusive domain of the mother. Under the previous rules, an unwed father would… Read More »

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Factors Determining Alimony In Florida

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

Many divorcing spouses wonder whether or not they will have to pay alimony or will receive alimony to help them financially after their divorce. Alimony is a complex topic. There’s more than one type of alimony and the courts decide whether or not alimony will be awarded based on numerous factors. Add to that… Read More »

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Can I Recover Past Due Child Support After My Child Has Reached The Age Of 18?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

In Florida, child support usually terminates when the child turns 18 years of age. However, this general rule doesn’t apply when child support is owed by one parent to another prior to the time that the child reaches the age of majority and becomes a legal adult under Florida law. In those circumstances, the… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between Temporary Custody By An Extended Family Member And Legal Guardianship?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

Temporary custody and legal guardianship share several similarities, but there are differences as well. In this article, the Orlando family law attorneys at Greater Orlando Family Law will discuss temporary custody by an extended family member and legal guardianship. Temporary custody by an extended family member  Chapter 751 of the Florida Statutes addresses temporary… Read More »

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Am I Paying Too Much Child Support? How Child Support Is Calculated In Florida

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

Child support payments are calculated in accordance with Florida law. If you are struggling to pay child support and support yourself at the same time, you may be interested to know that you can modify a child support order based on changes to your income. The court will only consider such a modification when… Read More »

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Do I Have To Pay Child Support If We Have 50/50 Custody Of The Child?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

Many people in Florida believe that if they have 50/50 custody over a child they will not have to pay child support. This is not necessarily true. The amount of child support that each parent is required to pay is decided by Florida law and in the majority of cases, one parent will pay… Read More »

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What Is The Fastest Way To Get Divorced In Florida?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

Divorce happens. The American Psychological Association cites data showing that as many as half of U.S. marriages end in separation. Of course, that fact does not make going through a divorce any less stressful. Most people want to get through the process as fast as possible. You may be wondering: How fast can I… Read More »

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