Domestic Violence Injunctions: Who Can Apply for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders? One of the first questions that a victim of violence should consider is how they can prevent the abuse from going any further. There are different types of injunctions that a victim in a relationship is...

Can One Attorney Represent Both Parties in the Drafting of Our Prenup? This is a question that is commonly asked by couples who are interested in prenuptial agreements. The quick answer is yes. (Del Vecchio v. Del Vecchio, 143 So. 2d 17 (Fla. 1962)) That is, you *can* technically go...

Child Support Guidelines Worksheet This worksheet should be completed if child support  is being requested in your Florida family law case.  If you happen to know the income of the other party, this worksheet should accompany your financial affidavit.  If you don't know the other party’s, it can be completed after you receive the...

Are Attorney Fees Tax Deductible in a Divorce? A question that we are frequently asked is "Are Attorney Fees Tax Deductible?", or more specifically, whether divorce attorney fees deductible. Under the Internal Revenue Code § 262, no deduction shall be allowed for personal, living, or family expenses....

What Makes a Home Unfit For Children? Unfortunately, we receive a lot of calls regarding a family's concern about the children of one of their family members. The family member-parent may have issues with substance abuse, mental stability, etc. So, what makes a home unfit for children? The...

Injunction for Protection against Domestic Violence Our Florida Family Law firm handles Domestic Violence Injunction cases for both the accused (respondent), as well as the person attempting to obtain the injunction for protection (petitioner). We, as attorneys, need to speak with our clients about: (1.) the function...

Child Custody During Military Deployment Many Floridian military service members are parents of children for which they have parenting plans. A common question that we receive by those military service members is regarding their rights and obligations regarding child custody during military deployment. More specifically, those servicemember...

Qualify for Divorce in Florida There are two topics that you should discuss with your prospective Florida attorney at the beginning of your divorce consultation in order to determine if you qualifications for filing for divorce in Florida. The first topic that you should discuss is which...

Calculate Net Income for Child Support Purposes In Florida family law cases that involve children, Child support is often an issue. Our clients (naturally) need to know how much the other parent must pay for their current/past monthly child support obligation and/or how much they will...