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...

Bankruptcy & Fraudulent Transfers Under Florida law, a Fraudulent Transfer is one made by a debtor with the "actual intent to hinder, delay, or defraud" a present or future creditor. (Florida Statute §726.105(1)(a) (2014)) Perhaps the most popular type of fraudulent transfer is the transfer of property to an...

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...

Name Change under Florida Law From time to time, people may need to adopt a name different from that of the name that they were given at birth, adoption, or chose at the time of their marriage. Choosing the right Florida attorney to help you with the...

No-Fault Divorce Is it necessary, under Miami, Florida law, to prove wrongful conduct such as adultery, in order to obtain a divorce? The answer is no, Florida is a "No-Fault Divorce" state. Under Florida's Marriage Dissolution Act of 1971, it is no longer necessary to prove that...

Child Liability What recourse does a person whom has been injured by the actions of a child have under Florida law? Can you sue a minor for damages? Can you sue the child's parent for damages? Under Florida law, the answer to both is yes. As a...

Florida Parenting Plan Florida Parenting Plan. In a Florida Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) Proceeding, if the divorcing couple has minor children they must devise a "Parenting Plan”. What must be included within the plan? In a Florida Divorce proceeding, a parenting plan must (at the  minimum) describe in...