Factors Florida Courts Consider When Determining Child Support

Child support in Florida is determined by considering several factors according to §61.30, Florida Statutes. Ultimately, the child support guidelines pursuant to this statutory provision will determine the amount of support paid, from whom it is paid, and what credits are to be assessed to either parent.  Enumerated below are the factors considered: Factors Under the Florida Child Support Guidelines The Read More

How to Create a Great Parenting Plan

An effective parenting plan can make co-parenting run much more smoothly. Planning for specific responsibilities can help both parents and children alike. The plan should outline how you and the other parent will take care of your kids and how you will address common issues that arise in the course of the parenting schedule. A court will almost always respect a parenting plan that both parents came up with, if Read More

Understand How the Recent Tax Reform Affects Your Divorce

Tax laws were overhauled at the end of December 2017. In fact, it was the most dramatic tax reform for several decades. While experts are still determining how the new laws will affect individuals for the 2018 tax year, there are a few specific provisions that will change terms and conditions that are commonly associated with divorces in Florida. Below is just a brief outline of some of these new Read More

A Guide to Annulment vs. Divorce in Florida

If you are legally married, but have realized that the marriage is at its end, you are likely looking at a divorce. In Florida, however, there are some situations where you can seek an annulment rather than a divorce. This will have some advantages, and is typically preferred to a divorce, if you meet the requirements. Read on to learn more about the differences between divorce and annulment, and which one is right Read More

A Bad Idea: 3 Things to Know if You are Considering Settling with the Insurance Company

The vast majority of personal injury cases involve insurance companies in some way. It could be the other person’s insurance company, or it could be your own. Regardless of whom the insurance company represents, it is important to keep in mind that the insurance company is in the business of making money. They will not pay any more for your claim than absolutely necessary—if at all. Unfortunately, that also means Read More

Understanding Equitable Distribution in Dissolution of Marriage

Florida is an ‘equitable distribution’ state when it comes to dividing marital assets in a divorce. That means that while assets are divided equitably, that does not always mean a 50/50 split. Essentially, the Court makes decisions about what is fair, and fair is not necessarily equal. What is the Difference Between Marital and Nonmarital Assets? When you go through a divorce, the Court will only divide your Read More

Domestic Violence Victims: How to Keep Yourself Protected

Domestic violence is an unfortunately common problem in the United States. Even more, the increased alcohol and drug use around the holidays sometimes make domestic violence more prevalent. They are also times when victims may spend more time with potential abusers as well. Victims of domestic violence can stay safer by using the following tips and information.  1.  Ensure you know the right numbers to call for Read More

The 5 Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Claims in Florida and How to Avoid Them

Slip and fall accidents are often minor, but they can result in serious injuries as well. In fact, falls send over 8 million people to the hospital every year. That means that they are one of the leading causes of emergency room visits. Slip and fall accidents end up causing about one million trips to the emergency room, or 12% of all falls. Broken bones, back problems, and sprains are all common injuries Read More

Timesharing and Relocation in Florida

Sometimes after a divorce or separation, a parent will want to relocate further away from their prior home or even out of state due to a job opportunity, second marriage or other compelling reason.  However, when a parenting plan has been established by Court Order, your relocation can have a dramatic impact on your child and the other parent. As a rule, you must have court approval to relocate more than 50 miles Read More

Understanding Negligent Security

A claim for negligent security arises when someone is harmed on another person’s property because of a lack of appropriate safeguards against harm. These claims usually occur when a third-party harms someone on someone else’s property or at their establishment. The most common examples are situations where someone is injured in a parking lot or other open area due to insufficient security or lack of protective Read More