Miami Family Law

Florida Child Support Assuming that paternity has been established, whether you have a child while married, or while unmarried, Florida family courts follow Florida's statutorily set child support guidelines, which must be applied to determine the amount of support you must provide for your child. A Florida family...

Sole Custody Frequently Asked Question: I'm a Miami, Florida resident who wants "sole custody" of my child - I don't trust the father (or mother) with my son (or daughter).   Answer: In the State of Florida, it is public policy to encourage separated or divorced parents to share in...

Collect Child Support A lot of questions posed to Miami family law attorneys revolve around the collection of child support payments. Under Florida Statute 61.1301 (2014), most child support payments are made by income deduction (commonly referred to as "garnishment"), which is typically established when the Florida...

Marital Settlement Agreements & Bankruptcy The Florida Bankruptcy process can be an extremely stressful one on families. In some families, the process strains the very fiber that holds the marital relationship to the point that the couple decides to petition for the dissolution of their marriage...

Non-Marital Cohabitation Agreements Nonmarital cohabitation is technically still illegal in the State of Florida. Techincally, under Florida law, if a man and a woman are not married to one another but live together in a relationship similar to that of husband and wife and have sexual...

Adultery in Florida Is Adultery Illegal in Florida? Under Florida Statute §798.01, whoever lives in an open state of adultery shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Where either of the parties living in...

Non-Marital Cohabitation Non-marital cohabitation is, indeed, still illegal in the State of Florida. Under Florida Statute § 798.082, if any man and woman, not being married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together, or if any man or woman, married or unmarried, engages in open...

Separate Maintenance Sometimes a marriage is not quite working out, but you are not (yet) ready for an actual divorce. Additionally, there are instances where a couple may be ready to separate but are not legally entitled to a divorce at that moment. In both these...