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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How does Florida determine alimony

How does florida determine alimony?     There are two things to be aware of when a party is asking for alimony. First, the court looks the monetary need of the asking spouse, and the ability to pay of the paying spouse. If the court determines that a need and ability to pay exist, (that […]

Texting during divorce

Put Down the Phone! In this article, we look at why parties going through a divorce will frequently make the same mistakes time and time again when it comes to damaging text messages and lapses in judgment when texting their soon-to-be-ex spouse. Texting is easy. “Oops…” “I didn’t mean to say that” It takes usually […]

What if I need support, but I don’t want a divorce?

Sometimes when parties are married they choose for whatever reason not to proceed forward with a divorce but they still separate. As there is no legal separation in Florida, one method used is to file an action called “support unconnected with a divorce” in order to receive support without filing for the divorce. This is […]