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Divorce Tag

What if my Spouse Contests the Divorce? What happens if your spouse refuses to sign off on the divorce because they don't want the marriage to end? Do I need my spouse's consent? This is a common question and many Miami, Florida residents appear to be...

Jurisdiction in Miami, FL Child Custody Disputes I have a dispute with my child(ren)'s parent with regards to our active Florida Parenting Plan. Where can I file the action? In Miami, Florida divorces involving children, the petitioner must file what is known as a UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Judicial...

Is Child Support Tax Deductible? Many Miami, Florida divorces involve children. These children are given child support under Florida law. A common question raised by the payers of child support involves the deductibility of the child support payments from their federal taxes. So, is child support tax...

Parental Kidnapping In Miami, Florida divorces involving children, issues sometimes arise with one of the parents who has dual citizenship. For instance, a more common issue presents itself when one of the parents has dual citizenship and then threatens to flee the country with the couple's children. One...

One of the first questions that I like to ask when speaking with a caller regarding filing for a divorce in Florida is whether or not they have discussed a Marital Settlement Agreement with their spouse. Marital settlement agreements are basically just written contracts made between...

Parental Time Sharing Florida courts strongly favor parenting plans (also commonly referred to as time-sharing agreements) that emphasize the sharing of time between both parents because it is usually in the best interest of the child to do so. However, under certain circumstances, Florida family courts...

Permanent Alimony Awards in Short-Term Marriages We receive a lot of questions regarding qualifications for alimony under Florida law. As mentioned in prior posts, there are a few different types of alimony. The type most people are asking about is referred to as "permanent alimony". As the...

Durational Alimony We receive a lot of questions about what it takes to qualify for alimony in a Florida divorce. There are a few different types of alimony, one of which is referred to as "Durational" alimony. Under Florida Statute §61.08 (2014), durational alimony may be awarded when permanent...