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Divorce Tag

Does Child Support include Health Insurance? Many Miami, Florida residents already realize that the court can order a parent to make regular child support payments, but what about the child's health insurance? Does Child Support include Health Insurance? Pursuant to Florida Statute §61.13 (2012), every Florida family law court order...

Florida Child Support Assuming that paternity has been established, whether you have a child while married, or while unmarried, Florida family courts follow Florida's statutorily set child support guidelines, which must be applied to determine the amount of support you must provide for your child. A Florida family...

Sole Custody Frequently Asked Question: I'm a Miami, Florida resident who wants "sole custody" of my child - I don't trust the father (or mother) with my son (or daughter).   Answer: In the State of Florida, it is public policy to encourage separated or divorced parents to share in...

Collect Child Support A lot of questions posed to Miami family law attorneys revolve around the collection of child support payments. Under Florida Statute 61.1301 (2014), most child support payments are made by income deduction (commonly referred to as "garnishment"), which is typically established when the Florida...

Marital Settlement Agreements & Bankruptcy The Florida Bankruptcy process can be an extremely stressful one on families. In some families, the process strains the very fiber that holds the marital relationship to the point that the couple decides to petition for the dissolution of their marriage...

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...

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...