Family Law

How Can Having a High Net Worth Affect Child Support in Florida?

When a couple makes the difficult decision to split up or divorce, it can present several complex issues, especially if minor children are involved. The state of Florida requires both parents, regardless of whether or not they have been married, to care for their children and, in cases of non-custodial parents, pay some kind of […]

Latest Supreme Court Opinion Affecting Florida Equitable Distribution

Divorce cases are often tied to issues involving the distribution of marital assets. In Florida, only marital assets can be subjected to equitable distribution which typically apportions the spousal properties in equal shares. Marital VS Non-Marital Assets Classifying assets into marital and non marital is a crucial step in equitable distribution because only marital properties […]

Equitable Distribution in Florida – the divission of a married couples assets and liabilites

When couples divorce they depend on the divorce court to divide their finances in several ways. Often the largest financial issue the Court decides is the divission of a married couples assets and liabilities, often referred to as equitable distribution. It is of crucial importance that people understand the basics of equitable distribution including how […]

Don’t Jump into Marriage without a Prenuptial Agreement

Before you think of wedding bells and walking down the aisle, it’s a good idea to also think about the consequences if your marriage fails. It’s not a pleasant thought to predict the end of your relationship but both parties need to consider their best interests and how they can best serve their future selves […]

Understanding Jewish Divorce in Florida

Preparing for a divorce for anyone can be a complicated and stressful time, but if the couple are of the Jewish faith it can be a thorny road navigating between the state laws and the religious procedures of a Get. Jewish Marriage and Divorce Under Jewish law, for both marriage and divorce, the power lies […]

Former Banker Loses $225 Million Divorce Fight

A former American banker living in London recently lost his appeal regarding his claim to a majority share of $225 million in marital assets. The banker made headlines when he demanded that the judge on the case in London place a value on his “genius” and how it had made the banker and his ex-wife […]

Florida Becomes 15th State to Adopt Collaborative Law Process Act

When the state of Florida adopted the Collaborative Law Process Act last year, it became the 15th state in the nation to pass such a measure. Signed into law last March by Gov. Rick Scott, this legislation provides a pathway for couples seeking a more civil, and far less contentious, end to their marriage. These […]

Florida Alimony Reform Bill Filed for 2017

In mid-January, Florida State Rep. Colleen Burton announced that she had filed a bill attempting to overhaul the state’s current alimony statute. In announcing her decision to challenge the existing law, Burton cited the need to toughen the standards surrounding how alimony is granted and changed. Last year, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed the alimony measure […]