Should I file for divorce without an attorney?

Should I file for Divorce without an Attorney? Generally, No. Of course there will be those situations if there are no children, no assets, no liability, no marital residence, no real difference in income, and a short term marriage that may be appropriate for a simplified divorce files without attorneys. But the vast majority of […]

What is a Case Management Conference?

  In Hillsborough County, Florida, when you file a new case in the Family Law Division, you receive what’s called an Order for a case management conference that’s set out normally 90 days from the date that you have filed. Also, when you reopen a case, the court normally will set a case management conference, […]

I need a Divorce Lawyer in Florida

Do you live out of state, but need a Florida Divorce Lawyer? We can help you out with that. Many times clients call and say “I need a Divorce Lawyer in Florida” but they live out of state, or sometimes out of the country. We have represented clients from all over the US and all […]

Do I need an attorney for a prenuptial agreement?

Do I need an attorney for a prenuptial agreement? Can’t we just do it ourselves? Simple answer —> NO You should NOT do it on your own. That is something the court is always looking at. In the eyes of the law, marriage is a contract between two people. A premarital agreement is also a […]

Why should I hire a divorce lawyer?

Why should I hire a divorce lawyer? Because your problems become your attorney’s problems now. You think about your divorce and family law issues all of the time. But you have never done this before. So obviously fear is a reaction to the divorce. When you hire a divorce attorney, they take your problems on, […]

Should I try to record my spouse during a divorce?

Misinformation: Wiretapping Should I try to record my spouse during a divorce, to catch them in the act? NO!!!!   Drop the recording device! Just because you have the ability to record your estranged spouse, doesn’t mean that you should. Not only will the courts likely not admit this evidence, but you can also be putting yourself […]

What is Temporary alimony

What is Temporary alimony? One final form of alimony to be aware of is temporary alimony. This type of alimony is codified in Florida Statute 61.071, and is referred to as “alimony pendente lite.” Temporary alimony is given during the proceeding of a dissolution of marriage. Typically, it will be awarded at an early stage […]

How long will I have to pay alimony

How Long will I have to pay alimony? Though you may have felt that your marriage lasted an eternity, the court is reluctant to give high alimony awards to short marriages. Behind need, and ability to pay, the duration of the marriage is most important factor the court will look at in determining alimony. The […]

What is the deal with lump sum alimony in Florida?

What is the deal with lump sum alimony in Florida? The courts have been given little guidance on how to award lump sum alimony. Lump sum alimony is often used by courts to liberally, ‘fill a need” they think that the asking party may deserve. Some parties also routinely agree to this option in their […]