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Thinking about Divorce? 5 Tips to Plan Your Exit Strategy

Are you thinking about divorce? You don’t know where to start? Don’t rush to the nearest divorce lawyer and file for divorce. You do not want to make a rushed decision based on fear and anxiety. Divorce is a big deal and requires careful planning and preparation. Here are 5 tips to help you plan… Read more »

Limitations on Attorney’s Fees in Post-Divorce Enforcement Proceedings

Hot off the press! The First District Court of Appeal issued an opinion today in Kotzlarz v. Kotzlarz, No 1D18-4818, a post-divorce enforcement case out of Escambia County, Florida. The issue before the 1st DCA was whether the trial court could award attorney’s fees and costs to a former spouse under Chapter 61, Florida Statutes,… Read more »

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce can be overwhelming. That includes choosing the right divorce lawyer for your case. Choosing the right divorce lawyer is important and requires careful thought and consideration. Here are some things to consider when choosing your divorce lawyer: 1. Ask Friends and Family Ask your friends and family who have gone through a divorce. Find… Read more »

5 Tips if You Can’t Afford Your Child Support or Alimony Due to COVID-19

You are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of people and families in a tough financial spot. You may find yourself temporarily out of a job without knowing when you’ll be able to return. If you’re currently paying child-support or alimony, you may no longer have the means to pay your court… Read more »

10 Stages of a Contested Divorce Case in Florida

A contested divorce is a case that is litigated in family law court when the parties cannot agree on issues such as property divsision, timesharing, alimony, child support, and attorney’s fees. Litigation occurs in different stages. Here is a general overview of the 10 different stages that may be involved in your contested divorce: 1.    … Read more »

6 Reasons Why You Should Mediate Your Divorce

Mediation is usually required before the Judge will set your divorce for trial. So in most circumstances, you do not have a choice and you have to mediate your case (unless it’s resolved before then). But don’t panic, mediation is a good thing! Here are 6 reasons why you should mediate your divorce case: 1…. Read more »

Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Mediation

  Mediation Conference Mediation is an informal and confidential settlement conference between the parties and the attorneys outside the presence of the judge. Since mediation is confidential, the parties cannot use things that were said during mediation in court before the Judge. This encourages open and honest communication between the parties in hopes of reaching… Read more »

COVID-19 and Temporary Office Procedures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Supreme Court has suspended all jury trials and non-essential hearings until May 29, 2020. This means that all trials and most court hearings on your personal injury or family law matter have been cancelled for now. The local judges may, at their discretion, conduct telephonic hearings instead. Please… Read more »

Co-Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Co-parenting with your former spouse can be challenging even when you’re not faced with a global pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused many worried parents to reach out to us about the difficulty and uncertainty they are experiencing co-parenting during these unfamiliar times. Chances are your current parenting plan does not account for national emergencies… Read more »

How to Change or End Alimony in Florida

The court may order, or the parties can agree, that one spouse pay the other alimony (aka spousal support or maintenance) following a divorce. In Florida, there are different types of alimony, including bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, or permanent. Not all types of alimony can be changed or terminated, but for most, there are options available…. Read more »

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