Importance of Family Law Attorney for Prenuptial Agreements

People enter into prenuptial agreements for a number of reasons. Whether it’s to protect or preserve your assets, insulate one from the premarital debt of the other party, or simply to plan for contingencies, it’s always best to heed the advice of your family law attorney before signing a prenup. Problematic Prenup A recent case […]

Court Grants Annulment on Guardian’s Request

A Florida appellate court recently affirmed a Palm Beach county judge’s decision to order the annulment of marriage upon the request of an incapacitated senior’s guardian. The court declared void the marriage of the 85-year old gentleman, citing the man’s lack of legal capacity to enter into a marriage without first obtaining the court’s approval. […]

How Much Child Support Can You Claim in Florida

Separating parents and former partners are often challenged by child support decisions, especially as the amounts for which they are liable, or due, will vary from case to case. Their confusion is understandable, and leads them to wonder just what determines the amount that a parent must pay to another in child support. In Florida, […]

Why You Need a Cohabitation Agreement

Unmarried couples in the United States are choosing to live together without entering marriage. Census data show that from about 2.8 million unmarried couple households in 1996, today there are over 8 million unmarried couples living together. In Florida, further growth in unmarried couple households is expected following the governor’s recent approval of Senate Bill […]

After Paternity Acknowledgment, Can You Petition for a Paternity Test?

Florida family law generally presumes that a child born during a marriage is the biological child of the husband. For children who are born out of wedlock, however, paternity must be acknowledged in an affidavit executed by parties presenting themselves as the child’s biological parents. After being acknowledged, the child and his parents are entitled […]

Kids, Pension, and Spousal Support in Military Divorces

Military couples suffer from different issues than the average couple. The stress of relocation, separation, and uncertainty frequently causes military marriages to crumble. While there are many resources for military couples, it can be difficult or embarrassing to seek information about divorce. Oftentimes, service members and their spouses feel that they are to blame for […]

Top FAQs about an Uncontested Divorce in Florida

In the State of Florida, many couples will choose to file for what is called an “uncontested divorce”. There are a lot of questions about uncontested divorces in our state, many of which we hope to clear up today. Is an Uncontested Divorce the Same as a Simplified Divorce? No. While both are more cost […]

Father to Pay $101K in Back Child Support Payments

In early 2016 a Florida man was ordered to pay more than $101,000 in back child support payments. 51-year-old Jeffrey Kingman of Fort Lauderdale was ordered to pay $216 a week in child support in July 2007. Between August of that year and March 2011, Kingman had made 57 reduced payments of varying amounts totaling […]

Equitable Distribution Questions Raised after High Profile Florida Divorce

One of Florida’s high profile longest-lasting couples have filed for divorce. After 28 years of marriage, socialite Jodi Dickinson filed for divorce from Bob Dickinson, the retired CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines. The reason stated was “irreconcilable differences”. The papers also showed that she is asking for alimony. The two have no children together. What […]