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Florida Supreme Court Considers Parental Claims by Three Parents

In a first-of-its-kind case in the state of Florida, the state’s Supreme Court is considering the claims of two men who each assert their custodial rights as the father of a five-year-old girl, where one of the men is married to the child’s biological mother. Learn more about the case below, and speak with… Read More »

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New Laws Affecting Florida Family Court Litigants Now in Effect

Determining how to share custody after a split can be a hotly-contested issue for unmarried parents. A law that has recently entered into effect in Florida will provide a custody-sharing schedule that parents can use in lieu of hashing out their own, which could expedite the process of reaching a mutually-agreeable custody arrangement for… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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Financially Unstable Ex-Wife Receives Modification of 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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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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… Read More »

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Gaining Peace of Mind with 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… Read More »

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