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What spouses often overlook when going through a divorce

When Florida spouses decide that they need to file for divorce, their first thoughts may be about how they are going to split up their marital assets or how they will share custody of their children. When seeking a certain amount of the marital proceeds or spousal support, spouses who did not play a role in the household finances may find themselves at a disadvantage as they may not understand what their financial needs will be following the divorce.

Recognizing the dangers of using social media during a divorce

Florida residents who are at the end of a marriage may be interested in these tips provided by divorce experts that deal with the common pitfalls of the Internet during a divorce. In the new era of social media, it is easy to make a small mistake that leads to major consequences.

Alimony is becoming an increasingly gender-less issue

Florida’s alimony laws have been a major source of controversy over the past few years. There has been a big push by reform advocates to do away with permanent alimony and to change the way awards and award durations are calculated.

Dealing with potentially negative property division consequences

If you and your spouse have been married for a short period of time, the property division aspects of your divorce are likely to be less complex than property division settlements sought by couples in long-term marriages.

Unique alimony award includes stipend for ex's ice cream habit

One of the most controversial family law issues here in Florida is alimony, which is sometimes called spousal support. For the last several years, a public debate has been raging between those in favor of overhauling Florida’s alimony laws (especially the fight to end permanent alimony) and those who want to keep current laws in place.

Spousal Support in Florida reviewed

In the Florida legislature, there's a bill in the works that could really re-write alimony statutes, which could be a blessing or a curse, depending on your point of view. The Senate bill is 718. The House bill is 231. At first glance, these propositions seem to address changes in our society and the need to re-evaluate what appears to be essentially one human being subsidizing the expenses of another, just because at one time the two were lawfully married.

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