Monthly Archives: October 2016

Are Cars Included in Property Splits?

When it comes to dividing property, the rule in Florida is to be as even as possible. Once all separate property items (gifts, inheritances, and most possessions owned before the marriage) are taken out of the equation, whatever remains (community property) will be divvied up fairly and usually equally. There’s a bit of wiggle room… Read more

Should I Still Get a Lawyer if my Divorce is Amicable?

When most people think of divorce, they think of the big, contentious, Hollywood-fare, complete with courtroom scene and a couple fighting tooth-and-nail over every single item. The truth, though, is that very few divorces get to that point. Even though a relationship is ending and property is splitting, most couples are able to work together… Read more

Tips on Maintaining a Time-Sharing Schedule

In the state of Florida, child custody and visitation are lumped under the category of “time sharing,” which essentially boils down to both parents writing out a detailed plan for the time that a child spends with each parent. Depending on whether both parents were able to work together to formulate the plan, or the… Read more

What Does a Judge Look at When Deciding Alimony?

Alimony, or spousal support, is an aspect of law dealing with preventing unfair economic effects following a Florida divorce. Essentially, it prevents individuals who have lived a certain way for years during a marriage (or who gave up a career for the purposes of child-rearing) from being left high-and-dry with limited income and overwhelming bills… Read more