When to ask for exclusive use of the marital home:

Under no circumstances should a spouse stay in an abusive relationship and/or home. There is no good reason to stay…especially if you have kids!

Don’t let money be the reason that keeps you in an abusive home or relationship. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can request the court for exclusive use of the home while litigation (your case) is pending.

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When is a UCCJEA Affidavit required?

UCCJEA

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is a federal act that has been adopted by almost every state. Every case in Florida involving minor children requires the filing of a UCCJEA Affidavit.

Find out why and what needs to be included:

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When can a Court impute income?

Imputing income

What if the other parent is purposely making less to lower or avoid support payments? Courts may impute income if you prove your case. Here’s how:

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Modification in child support during the Coronavirus pandemic:

Florida courts have found that the loss of a job or changes in the parties’ income may qualify as a substantial change in circumstances to warrant a modification in child support, provided that the change is permanent in nature.

But what if you lose your job due to layoffs and business closures resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic?

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Can you still get divorced during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Courts are closed to the public; however, Judges continue to review and close out cases.

Luckily, uncontested divorces have never been so easy in South Florida. Most judges are divorcing couples without a hearing, provided that all required documents are submitted together with an Affidavit for Remote Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage.

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Can I claim my child on my taxes?

In Florida, tax dependency designation between parents who are separated or divorced is commonly designated by agreement.

However, Courts must require that exemption be conditioned upon payor being current in his or her support obligations.

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Is it normal to still live with your spouse while divorce is pending?

With reasons ranging from “neither of us can afford to move out” to “neither of us wants to lose the opportunity to see the children on a daily basis”, couples living together while the divorce is pending is more common than you think. It’s normal for a couple going through a divorce to still be […]

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