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How Much Does A Divorce Cost?

14 Feb 2019 16:21


Divorce or dissolution of marriage cases can vary dramatically in cost depending on what is involved, complexity, and the amount of work that is required. In a divorce in which the husband and wife already agree on all matters such as support, property, custody, and child support, a fixed fee may be appropriate, providing the …

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What Needs To Be Established For A Domestic Violence Injunction?

4 Feb 2019 18:21


To get a domestic violence injunction restraining order it needs to be established the petitioner is a victim of domestic violence or is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence includes: any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, (including cyber stalking) aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false …

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Termination Of Alimony Because Of Supportive Relationship

1 Feb 2019 18:53


Pursuant to Florida Statutes Section 61.14(b)(1) a court may reduce or terminate an award of alimony upon specific written findings by the court that since the granting of a divorce and the award of alimony a supportive relationship has existed between the obligee and a person with whom the obligee resides. The burden is on …

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Modification Of Child Support Limited To Date of Filing Petition For Modification Of Child Support

1 Feb 2019 16:35


Child support does not automatically modify when there is a change in circumstances that warrants it, a party must file a supplemental petition for modification of it.  When there has been a substantial change in circumstances warranting a modification of child support a parent needs to file a supplemental petition for modification of child support …

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What Happens To My Pension And Retirement In My Divorce?

1 Feb 2019 16:00


In a divorce the marital portion of the pension or retirement plan is going to be subject to valuation and equitable distribution.  The non-marital portion should not be subject to equitable distribution by the court. All vested and non vested pensions, retirement, profit sharing, thrift savings, annuities, or insurance acquired during the marriage constitute marital …

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Attorney’s Fees and Alimony Awards Must Be Supported By Findings Of Fact Including Need And Ability To Pay

1 Feb 2019 14:34


If you hope to obtain an attorney’s fee award, temporary support, or alimony in a divorce case you need to present evidence to the court of your need and the other parties ability to pay. Evidence presented should include the standard of living established during the marriage; the contribution of each party to the marriage; …

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What Can Happen If I Don’t Pay Child Support?

31 Jan 2019 19:00


Where a parent fails to pay court ordered child support pay checks can be garnished, bank accounts can be frozen, a driver’s license can be suspended, passport renewal can be denied, and a tax refund can be intercepted.  A parent can even be incarcerated if found in contempt. Where a parent fails to pay court …

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Can A Stalking Injunction Or Domestic Violence Injunction Be Modified?

31 Jan 2019 18:45


Modification of Stalking Injunctions and Domestic Violence Injunctions Yes.  Stalking injunctions and domestic violence injunctions can be modified or dissolved under Florida law where there has been a substantial change in circumstances warranting the change.  Where a party seeks to modify a stalking or domestic violence injunction and sufficient allegations are made in a motion …

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Relief from Injunction Against Stalking Pursuant to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.540

31 Jan 2019 17:01


Stalking Injunction Respondent, John Richards asked for relief from an injunction against stalking pursuant to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.540.  Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.540 provides the possibility of relief from an order, judgment, or decree where there has been a clerical mistake, mistake, inadvertence, excusable neglect, newly discovered evidence, or fraud. There …

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Can I Get My Lawyer’s Fees Paid By The Other Side In A Divorce Or Paternity Case?

31 Jan 2019 16:53


The answer in one word is, sometimes. Pursuant to Florida Statute Section 61.16: “The court may from time to time, after considering the financial resources of both parties, order a party to pay a reasonable amount for attorney’s fees, suit money, and the cost to the other party of maintaining or defending any proceeding under …

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