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  • 29-Jul-2015

    U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Same-Sex Marriage Bans

    As of June 26 th, 2015, same-sex marriage is legal across the nation. With a narrow 5-4 vote in the case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that denying or refusing to recognize these marriages as valid legal unions is a violation ...
  • 13-Apr-2015

    What's the difference between an annulment and a divorce?

    When considering ending your marriage, it is important to know that you have a variety of legal options for doing so. Two of those options include divorce and annulment. When a marriage is annulled, it is legally considered to have never existed in ...
  • 13-Mar-2015

    How Long Does a Support Order Last?

    Support orders allow children and divorcees to maintain the same standard of living that they enjoyed prior to a divorce. They also allow unwed parents to provide for their children despite their marital status. However, there may come a point when ...
  • 22-Sep-2014

    Taking a Child Out of the Country after Divorce

    Custody of the child is determined during a divorce by establishing which parent's living situation is in the best interest of the child. Florida uses a concept of time-sharing, where the child will physically reside with one parent but be ...
  • 11-Sep-2014

    Unmarried Couples & Real Property Division

    With many couples living together outside of marriage, property issues become more and more complex. Understanding how shared property would be divided if the relationship ends is extremely important. In the eyes of the law, these couples are treated ...
  • 20-May-2013

    Who Gets the Children?

    In a divorce case there will be many important decisions that need to be addressed and one of the most important of these will be in regards to how the custody will be divided between the two parents. The main thing that is used to determine this ...
  • 11-Feb-2013

    Why You Should Modify Your Court Order

    After a divorce, the terms that were set at the time of the marriage's end can still have a large influence on your life. It may regulate how often you see your children, if you are ordered to make payments to a spouse or if you are being paid ...
  • 23-Jan-2013

    Sperm Donor Expected to Provide Child Support

    A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple is now being forced to provide child support for their three year old daughter. According to the Huffington Post, W.M. answered an ad for a sperm donor on Craigslist from A.B. and J.S. Before he ...
  • 9-Jan-2013

    How Does Adultery Affect Divorces?

    Depending on the state, the act of adultery can have a different influence in the divorce case. The state of Florida is a no fault divorce state, meaning that there do not need to be evident reasons for the divorce. The couple is able to state that ...
  • 4-Jan-2013

    What Can Prenuptial Agreements Include?

    Premarital agreements or prenuptial agreements are covered under the Florida Statutes §61.079(2011), the "Uniform Premarital Agreement Act." They are used by many in the Florida that are looking to protect themselves in the event of ...
  • 14-Mar-2012

    Looking Out for Fathers' Rights

    In the past, women were generally given more generous treatment by the courts when it came to divorce cases. They may be granted greater privileges in spousal support or custody of their children. The changing times have also called for a change in ...

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