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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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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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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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Will the U.S. recognize a divorce done abroad?

The number of international divorces is increasing worldwide.  Typically, couples facing international divorce are: U.S. nationals where one or both spouses lives abroad, one spouse lives in the United States while the other lives abroad, or both spouses are foreign nationals living in the United States.   In the all three situations, a petitioner likely can...

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International Divorce Litigation

The international workforce in today’s world is progressively more mobile,thus there has been an increase in international marriages.  There are a variety of issues surrounding international divorce and a major one includes where to file. Filing for Divorce in the U.S. If you live in the United States and your spouse lives abroad, you may be...