Family Law Tag

For some reason, a common search term that people use to find this site is "What is Divorce". What is Divorce? It's a complicated question. There are some philosophic, esoteric ways to answer this, but  it should be viewed simply as a process that two people go...

Calculate Child Support. From time to time, a parent will come in and mention the difficulty that they are having making child support payments. They may be unemployed or under-employed and are looking for a temporary or permanent modification of those payments. In most cases,...

Modification Decrees & Delinquent Child Support Payments Sometimes people fall behind in alimony or child support payments. This is often due to a loss of employment, medical issues or other unforeseen events that result in changed economic circumstances for that person. Can the delinquent ex-spouse, in...

What is A Child's Primary Residence As we've mentioned in a prior post, the mother of the child does not automatically receive custody of the children in a Florida Divorce. Instead, the courts make the determination using the best interest of the child standard. Under Florida Statute...

Garnish Wages Does Your Ex-Spouse Owe You Back Child Support or Alimony? The State of Florida has laws that can help you enforce your rights. Did you know that Florida can actually garnish wages for child support? Under Florida Statute §61.12 (2014), the court may issue a continuing...

Alimony Awards Alimony Awards. In a proceeding for dissolution of marriage (divorce) filed in the state of Florida, the court may grant alimony to either party, the form of alimony award may be bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, or permanent in nature or any combination of these forms of...