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Modifying Florida Alimony

Now that Senate Bill 718 on alimony reform has been vetoed by Florida Governor Rick Scott, many Tampa Bay residents are wondering whether there is any way to modify or terminate their alimony obligations.  The answer, in many cases, may … Continue reading

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Mandatory Disclosure in Florida Family Law Cases

The Florida Supreme Court provides the following commentary on Mandatory Disclosure in Florida family law cases: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires each party in a dissolution of marriage to exchange certain information and documents, and file a … Continue reading

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Pew Report Observes Non-Resident Fathers

A recent report conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Social and Demographics Trends project makes some interesting findings: “Absent” or “non-resident” fathers are defined as those that do no live with their children; The number of children not living with their … Continue reading

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When Is Permanent Alimony Not Permanent? When There Has Been A Substantial Change In Circumstances.

When a judge orders a spouse to pay permanent periodic alimony, he or she may feel resigned to a lifetime of indebtedness to the one person he or she is trying to forget about. It’s that word, “permanent,” that seems … Continue reading

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What is a General Magistrate?

If you have a family law case in Florida, your matter may be referred to a general magistrate under Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.490.  But what is a general magistrate? A general magistrate is simply an attorney appointed … Continue reading

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Am I Required to Disclose My Finances in My Family Law Case?

Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires each party to a family law matter to disclose certain financial information to the other party.  Disclosure is strictly enforced in cases with money at issue, including child support, alimony, and equitable … Continue reading

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Section 61.45, Florida Statutes

For the latest version of this statute, go to http://www.leg.state.fl.us. Court-ordered parenting plan; risk of violation; bond.— (1)In any proceeding in which the court enters a parenting plan, including a time-sharing schedule, including in a modification proceeding, upon the presentation … Continue reading

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Section 61.21, Florida Statutes

Parenting course authorized; fees; required attendance authorized; contempt.— (1)LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PURPOSE.—It is the finding of the Legislature that: (a)A large number of children experience the separation or divorce of their parents each year. Parental conflict related to divorce is a … Continue reading

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Section 61.18, Florida Statutes

Alimony and child support; default in undertaking of bond posted to ensure payment.— (1)When there is a breach of the condition of any bond posted to ensure the payment of alimony or child support, either temporary or permanent, for a … Continue reading

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Section 61.17, Florida Statutes

Alimony and child support; additional method for enforcing orders and judgments; costs, expenses.— (1)An order or judgment for the payment of alimony or child support or either entered by any court of this state may be enforced by another chancery … Continue reading

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