Out of State Adoption We are frequently asked questions regarding out of state adoption, or adoptions (placements) that involve the placement of a child where one of the parties (the parents or the child) is not located within the state. Under Florida Adoption Law, a person who primarily...

Florida Divorce Process Essentials The divorce process is never easy and can take some time getting used to. In the interim, it's best to know exactly what you are facing to be adequately prepared for what's to come. Here are a few things to consider when...

Does it Matter Who Files First in a Florida Divorce? Either party to a Florida Divorce *can* file first. Strategically, however, there are a few things that you should consider. Choice of Forum The single largest benefit of filing first in a Florida divorce is that you are...

Attorney Fees in a Divorce Action I am unemployed and cannot afford a divorce attorney's fees, what can I do? We are frequently contacted by potential clients who would like to obtain a dissolution of marriage in Florida, but are simply not able to afford the cost...

Income Deduction Orders If you are currently going through a Florida divorce and are supposed to receive child support and/or alimony - you should be aware of Income Deduction Orders. Put simply, it is an order issued by a judge through which the parent who is...

How Long Does a Contested Divorce Take in Florida? One of the first questions a person considering divorce has when they first contact us is "how long does a divorce take?".  The fact is is that there really isn't a set time in which any divorce must  take place...

How Does Spousal Support (Alimony) Work? Florida family courts do not have a set equation that they can use in order to compute whether (or not) one party will receive spousal support, they do (however) have to review several factors (set forth in statutory guidelines) to determine a spouse's eligibility...

Child Support Calculations Every parent in Florida is responsible for supporting their children -- and this includes parents who live apart or are divorced. When you have children and go through the Florida divorce process, you must complete what is referred to as the "child support guidelines...

Mandatory Financial Disclosure In many ways, getting divorced is akin to severing a contract. This means that all financial aspects of the dissolution need be resolved prior to the Florida family court granting a dissolution.  Accordingly, one of the legal terms you may hear thrown around in...