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.
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:
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:
The coronavirus relief bill includes direct cash payments to help people through the crisis. However, falling behind in child support payments will affect an otherwise eligible American’s ability to receive this stimulus check. Once they are issued, the checks are seized by the government.
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?
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.