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EXPERT WITNESS

2019-06-28T13:46:08+00:00June 28th, 2019|Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, MEDIATION, Relocation, Uncategorized|

What is an expert witness?  Why are they important? An expert witness is someone who will come in and testify on your behalf, based on their expertise as to financial matters, therapeutic matters (some, but not all, due to privacy and protection), real estate, and a variety of other issues. They are important because they [...]

MEDIATION

2019-06-21T13:50:26+00:00June 21st, 2019|Assets, Back to School, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, MEDIATION, Relocation|

Mediation is a process and is a great tool in the litigation process. Florida requires mediation prior to going into court.  It is always better to resolve your case yourselves rather than having a stranger (the Judge) who has thousands of other cases, hear your case and make a decision based, mostly on the law, [...]

SAME SEX MARRIAGE DIVORCE

2019-05-27T21:57:12+00:00May 27th, 2019|Assets, Back to School, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, Relocation, Uncategorized|

Finally, the state of Florida has recognized same sex marriage for some time now.  Many ask, “If we break up, are the laws the same?”  The answer is yes. Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes governs dissolution of marriage, division of assets and liabilities, alimony, child issues and support and modifications, as well as other [...]

PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR IN FAMILY LAW CASES

2019-05-15T23:37:18+00:00May 15th, 2019|Assets, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, Relocation|

Is your partner/spouse cheating?  Are they buying and selling drugs?  Are they using drugs and placing the children in dangerous situations?  All these questions and answers are very important for the court to know.  Unfortunately, many times it becomes a “he said/she said” situation in court.  The court needs evidence.  Even though testimony is evidence, [...]

DRUG ISSUES AFFECTING THE FAMILY

2019-05-06T16:08:37+00:00May 6th, 2019|Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, Relocation, Uncategorized|

Is the parent of your child abusing drugs?  This is a very serious problem in today’s world and is much more common than you might think and affects people in all walks of life.  Many times, the problem starts off innocently enough, with prescription drugs being administered after an accident or surgery.  Unfortunately, continued use [...]

ATTORNEY’S FEES

2019-04-13T00:33:56+00:00April 13th, 2019|Assets, Back to School, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce|

How much is it going to cost? We get asked that question the most!  It is understandable that people are concerned about the cost.  However, keep in mind that the cost is going to vary based on a lot of things (kind of like buying a house or a car).  Considerations:  How long have you [...]

HIDING ASSETS

2019-04-10T00:21:54+00:00April 10th, 2019|Assets, Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Dissipation, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, Relocation|

HIDING ASSETS Has your spouse been hiding assets?  If so, what can you do about it? First, do not let too much time pass after you suspect that your spouse is moving or hiding funds.  The sooner you act, the better, although the law does allow some “claw back” time for such issues. When assets [...]

MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT

2019-03-27T23:45:39+00:00March 27th, 2019|Broward County Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, Relocation|

When can I modify child support?  We hear this a lot from both the payors and the recipients.  We will deal with this one by one: If you are paying child support and want to modify, you need to show a substantial change of circumstances, as set forth in our March 22nd blog regarding modification [...]

MODIFICATION OF ALIMONY

2019-03-27T23:37:30+00:00March 27th, 2019|Child Custody, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, Relocation|

When can I modify Alimony?  We hear that question a lot, both from the payors and the recipients.  Let’s address it one at a time. If you are the payor and want to pay less (which is usually the case) you have to show a substantial change of circumstances that is permanent in nature (not [...]

HOW AND WHEN TO INTRODUCE YOUR CHILDREN TO YOUR NEW PARTNER

2019-03-28T00:15:29+00:00March 15th, 2019|Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Elderly Divorce, Infidelity, Relocation, Uncategorized|

Ok, so it has been a while since you’ve started dating again. Now you're in a relationship that you deem to be relatively serious. How and when do you introduce your children to this person? If your child is in therapy, check with that professional first. If not, do a family type outing with the [...]