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What Divorce Litigants Should Know About Florida’s Revised Alimony Law

On July 1, 2023, a Florida law went into effect that implements a comprehensive reform of the state’s system of alimony, also known as spousal support. This groundbreaking legislation has effectively eliminated permanent alimony in Florida, replacing it with a more structured and equitable system that takes into account the length of the marriage and Read More

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Intentional Dissipation of Asset Claims in Florida Divorces

Many marriages suffer because of disagreements over financial issues. In some situations, money problems are the primary reason for a divorce. Occasionally during the divorce process, one or both parties seek an adjustment to equitable distribution terms based on their spouse’s alleged intentional dissipation of marital assets. Florida’s equitable distribution statute requires a judge deciding Read More

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“Greyson’s Law” Requires Florida Courts to Consider Threats of Violence in Custody and Visitation Decisions

Family court judges face difficult decisions regarding parenting plans and time-sharing when a parent has allegedly engaged in threatening behavior against their former partner. Florida law calls for minor children to have frequent and meaningful contact with both parents. In some cases, courts have discounted claims of intimidation during disputes over time-sharing. Determining whether such Read More

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The Effect of Domestic Violence Allegations on Hague Convention Petitions

International custody disputes that fall under the Hague Convention typically involve drawn-out and bitter conflicts between parents. Even so, a case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court and that is still being litigated is extraordinary for its heartbreaking circumstances. It is also notable for the high court’s ruling on how judges should evaluate Hague Read More

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