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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Florida child support calculator

How does Florida set child support? By a Florida child support calculator. Here is a helpful link to a calculator: Florida Child Support Calculator Unlike alimony (which currently has no calculator in Florida), child support is figured out by a statutory equation. It’s a an equation that you put in some variables: net income, overnights, child […]