Family Law Tag

Dating Violence When we receive calls regarding injunctions for dating violence under Florida law, one of the first things we do is determine whether or not the situation presented actually qualifies as "dating" violence. Whereas the more frequently used term "domestic violence" applies to violence that...

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...

Rehabilitative 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 "Rehabilitative" alimony. The principal purpose of rehabilitative alimony is to provide...

Bridge the Gap Alimony We receive a lot of questions about alimony in Florida divorces. There are a few different types of alimony, one of which is referred to as "bridging the gap" alimony. "Bridge the Gap" alimony  may be awarded to assist a divorcing party in making...

Can I Set Aside a Marital Settlement Agreement? We receive a lot of calls in which the caller would like to have the  Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA), that was entered in their Miami, Florida divorce, "set aside" due to the agreement being unfair, etc. Florida Family Law...