Miami Family Law

Modification Decrees & Delinquent Child Support Payments Sometimes people fall behind in alimony or child support payments. This is often due to a loss of employment, medical issues or other unforeseen events that result in changed economic circumstances for that person. Can the delinquent ex-spouse, in...

What is A Child's Primary Residence As we've mentioned in a prior post, the mother of the child does not automatically receive custody of the children in a Florida Divorce. Instead, the courts make the determination using the best interest of the child standard. Under Florida Statute...

Garnish Wages Does Your Ex-Spouse Owe You Back Child Support or Alimony? The State of Florida has laws that can help you enforce your rights. Did you know that Florida can actually garnish wages for child support? Under Florida Statute §61.12 (2014), the court may issue a continuing...

Alimony Awards Alimony Awards. In a proceeding for dissolution of marriage (divorce) filed in the state of Florida, the court may grant alimony to either party, the form of alimony award may be bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, or permanent in nature or any combination of these forms of...

Attorney Fees in Divorce Cases Attorney Fees. A common question with regards to petitions for Dissolution of Marriage (divorce), under Florida Law, is whether or not a spouse can be awarded attorney’s fees. The answer is a qualified yes, and there a few Florida Statutes that...

Under Florida's Dissolution of Marriage (divorce) statute (Florida Statute §61.052 (2014)), a dissolution of marriage will be granted if the marriage is irretrievably broken and/or due to the mental incapacity of one of the parties.  Additionally, in the State of Florida, the currently married couple...