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How to Receive Alimony in Florida

Courts may order alimony for a spouse in need after a divorce or separation; however,  it is not punitive.  Courts will recognize that one spouse may have more skills and resources than the other spouse after a divorce.  Thus, alimony levels the playing field and has three classifications based on length of marriage. Types of...

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Divorce and Consent in Florida

Under Florida law, if you want to get a divorce, you must file for a dissolution of marriage.  Because Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state, spouses who file for dissolution of marriage do not need to prove that it was the other spouse’s fault for the separation.  This means that generally, a petitioning spouse does not...

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Family Law Spotlight: Child Support

Under Florida law, children have the right to be financially supported by both parents.  Courts base the determination of child support on the salary or income of both parents individually, the number of nights the child spends with the non-custodial parent, and  other factors such as cost of daycare. Most child support orders have an...

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Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

What is a Prenuptial Agreement? A prenuptial agreement is a contract outlining the terms of possession of assets written and agreed to before marriage.  Furthermore, a prenuptial agreement protects the financial interests of both parties in the event of a divorce.  In Florida, the spouse to be bound by the contract must have the opportunity...

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International Child Custody

International child custody cases can vary significantly in subject matter; however, the importance of attaining child custody is paramount.  Usually, international child custody cases involve: (1) A parent who does not trust another country’s court system for a custody case; (2) A parent who wants to move abroad with the child after divorce or at...

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The Hague Convention and Service of Process

Many of our clients desire to serve process abroad, for example to Europe, as part of an international legal dispute. The Hague Convention and service of process abroad are intertwined. Thus, to serve process abroad, our office follows the rules set forth in the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and...