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Category Archives: Miami family law

The Importance of Paying Alimony

Having to pay alimony to your former spouse probably isn’t the most pleasant experience. If the divorce was acrimonious, your wishes probably involve not having to deal with the person anymore. It is imperative that alimony payments are made on time. Refusing to pay court-ordered alimony has serious ramifications. It is possible to be held […]

How Do Annulments and Divorces Differ?

It’s not uncommon to read a news story about a Hollywood couple choosing to call it quits by having their marriage annulled. How does that differ from the more common divorce? Most people have an understanding of divorce as the legal dissolving of a marriage, which may involve factors such as alimony or child support. […]

What Happens to Pets in a Divorce?

For many of us, pets are considered important members of the family. While divorce laws are clear when it comes to what happens with children in a divorce, what about custody involving our four-legged friends? While pets may mean a great deal to us, they are considered personal property under Florida law. This means they […]

Dividing Property During a Divorce

When it comes to the division of property in a divorce, Florida is among the states where marital property is divided in a fair manner. This can be a daunting process and it is up to both spouses to ensure that they disclose all of the marital property that is in their possession, which extends […]

What Happens If a Parent Wants to Move?

Following a divorce, a person may wish to relocate within the state of Florida or move out of the state entirely for countless reasons. If the person is the parent of a child, however, it is not as simple as packing up and moving on. If the parent plans on taking the child with them, […]

Prenups Aren’t Just for Divorcing Couples

As the years pass, the stigma attached to prenuptial agreements continues to evaporate. A greater number of couples are choosing to sign these agreements prior to tying the knot. A prenup is an effective way to be ready for whatever the future may bring, even if the couple remains married until death does indeed do […]

How Is Child Custody Determined?

Divorce can become a messy process, and it become even more complex if there are children involved. Although choices are made in the best interest of the child, determining which parent will receive custody of the child can prove difficult. While it may be ideal for the child to have access to both parents equally, […]

When Child Custody Needs Change

During a divorce involving children, there will come the moment when you will need to figure out how to divide the time shared between the child and the parents. While most parents will be able to come to a mutually agreeable arrangement, the child will grow and their needs—as well as a parent’s needs—may change. […]

Prenuptial Agreements Benefit All Couples

Same-sex marriage in Florida has been legal since January 2015, opening the door for a greater number of domestic partners to become married. Prenuptial agreements are quite common in heterosexual marriages, but they may also prove useful for married homosexual couples. Prenuptial agreements are typically used to split assets should the marriage result in divorce. […]

You May Wish to Consider a Postnuptial Agreement

You decided to get married and forgo the prenuptial agreement. The topic can be a sensitive issue, but you also have to consider your own protection. Even if you didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement, there is the option of signing a postnuptial agreement. These may be useful in scenarios such as if your spouse launches […]

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