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Hall-of-Famer and Former Miami Dolphin Settles Claim with Ex-Wife

Earlier in 2017, the former spouse of Miami Dolphins defensive end and outside lineman Jason Taylor filed a lawsuit against Taylor to enforce the terms of their divorce settlement . The couple has recently reached a settlement of the multi-million-dollar claim. Jason and Katina, the sister of Jason’s former teammate Zach Thomas, had been married for 14 years and had three children when they divorced in 2015. The divorce itself […]

Baseball Player Facing Multiple Lawsuits in Florida Family Court

Miguel Cabrera, a legendary slugger for the Detroit Tigers, has his hands full of legal problems at the moment. Both his wife and a mistress have submitted court filings naming the former MVP as a defendant. Between the two cases, Cabrera could end up paying out tens of thousands in support payments, in addition to an equitable division of property. Wife of 15 years filed for divorce Cabrera’s wife, Rosangel, […]

Donative Intent Ruling Gives Wife Property Rights

A former husband and wife have been embroiled in a lengthy property dispute because the ex-wife believes that her ex-husband has “donative intent”. The couple were married in 1987. Prior to walking down the aisle both had prenuptial agreements in place which stated that all premarital properties would remain their own in the event of a divorce. After filing for divorce in 2010, the former wife has been battling over […]

Financially Unstable Ex-Wife Receives Modified Alimony Judgment

A recent case in the UK has highlighted the complexity of requests for modification of judgment in alimony, that could have relevance to high asset divorces here in the United States. Fifteen years after their divorce, an ex-husband has been ordered to increase the monthly payments he makes to his ex-wife after she made a series of “poor financial decisions”. The couple were married for 13 years before filing for […]

A General Overview of Military Divorce

Most people might assume that being a US service man or woman shouldn’t matter when getting a divorce, but while the legal consequence is the same, there are special rules and requirements that apply to military divorce. If you are a member of the military or a spouse to a US service person and you are considering divorce action, consider the following overview on military divorce laws. Military Divorce Laws […]

What Is Alimony, and Who Is Entitled to It?

Alimony is a word that we often hear in a movie, on a TV program, and out on the street, but what does it really mean? The Basics When a married couple is divorced, the court might award “alimony” or spousal support to one of the spouses based either on a pre-existing agreement or by a decision of the court itself. The purpose of alimony is to reduce the economic […]

Navigating a Military Divorce in Florida

It may seem difficult to navigate a divorce when an individual is in the military, but it does not have to be. Here are a couple of helpful tips to consider when facing a military divorce. There Are Multiple Places Where You Can File for Divorce Unlike traditional divorces, where you typically need to prove residency in order to file for divorce, a military divorce opens up the possibility of […]

Ex-Wife of Multimillionaire Seeking $5 Million Annual Settlement

The ex-wife of multimillionaire Richard Stephenson, founder and chairman of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospital network, is demanding that she be receive $5 million a year after divorcing her husband. Stephenson and is ex-wife, Alicia Stephenson, were married in 1991. At the time a prenuptial agreement was made, however the document stated that the amount to be paid in monthly maintenance would be negotiable should the marriage last […]

Five Child Custody Issues that Are within Your Control

The hardest decision in a divorce is often that regarding child custody. According to Florida law, this decision should be made in the interest of the children. Five Factors within Your Control When Seeking Custody of Your Children 1. Your mental and physical health is important to the courts According to the laws of Florida, your mental and physical health should be considered when deciding upon child custody. Additionally, the […]

Gaining Peace of Mind with a Temporary Restraining Order

There are some situations that we will never be fully prepared for in life and that includes suffering threats, harassment, stalking and physical or emotional abuse at the hands of a partner or stranger. If you are being subjected to such violence then you may want to consider obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order so that your abuser is not legally allowed to contact you. In Florida, there are four distinct […]