Divorce and Family Law Blog

What You Should Know About Alimony in Florida

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Alimony is used as a means to stabilize the financial resources between spouses after or during a divorce. Alimony in Florida is also referred to as “maintenance” or “spousal support.” Generally, the spouse with the higher financial resources will provide periodic sums or a single sum to the spouse with lower resources, at least until he or she can establish a way to support him or herself.

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Potential Grounds for Annulment in Florida

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There are two types of annulments. The first is based on the civil law in the State of Florida. The other is a religious concept associated with the Catholic church.

The concepts are similar, but the process for obtaining an annulment is very different depending on the type of annulment you want. In either type, however, you are asking someone (either the Church or the State) to declare that your marriage was not binding, either from a legal perspective or a religious viewpoint.

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When Can a Child Choose Where to Live in a Divorce in Florida?

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Divorce can be especially hard on children because they are often confused by the process and have little control over what is happening. As children get older, they understand more, which ultimately makes the lack of control even more frustrating. However, there are situations where children can voice where they would like to live in the divorce context, giving them a say in aspects of the divorce that specifically affect them.

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Tips for Telling Your Kids About Your Divorce

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Divorce can be painful for the whole family, but children often have the most difficulty making the transition. However, how you and your spouse approach the divorce can have a profound impact on how your child deals with their new family life. How you talk to your kids about this new change will depend on how old they are and their individual maturity and understanding clevels.

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5 Advantages of Using Mediation for Divorce

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Mediation is an alternative to litigation in many types of cases. It is a process that is used to resolve conflict by coming to an agreement that both parties can tolerate. It may not be exactly what one party or the other wants, but they often both have some advantages, instead of having a clear winner or clear loser at trial.

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Grandparent Visitation Rights in Florida

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Florida is unique in that, unlike many states, grandparents have specific visitation rights granted to them by statute. However, these visitation rights only apply in certain circumstances.

In most situations, when a parent does not want the child to be exposed to a grandparent, grandparent visitation will not be available because the parents still have full control over who their child will see. Nonetheless, there are circumstances where a grandparent will be able to visit their grandchild regardless of the parent’s wishes.

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How to Enforce a Child Support Order

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parent must explain why he or she has not made the payments. In some cases, there may be a legitimate excuse, such as a sudden illness, or an involuntary job loss. However, it the child support order was violated without cause, the court can take a number of steps, including:

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