Monthly Archives: May 2017

Equitable Distribution of the Marital Home and Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt accumulated during a marriage can be a major point of contention in divorce negotiations, just like the equitable distribution of the marital home. Both items may be thought of as worth more or less, depending on the party’s viewpoint. Recently, a former wife in Orlando, Judith, appealed the final judgment dissolving her… Read more

Modification of a Temporary Relief Order Does Not Require Proof of Substantial Change in Circumstances

The wife in a divorce action appealed a trial court order granting her husband’s motion to modify a prior temporary relief order and designating him the primary residential parent. The couple had two minor children, with one in elementary school and the other in daycare. After the wife filed for divorce, the trial judge entered… Read more

What Happens with Child Support When a Parent is Incarcerated?

Paying child support can be a very contentious issue in a divorce, especially when one of the parents in serving a prison sentence. The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach was recently asked to review just that type of case. A father, Dennis, appealed the trial court’s decision ordering him to child support… Read more

Husband to Get for Credit for Temporary Alimony Paid

Alimony or spousal maintenance payments in a Florida divorce may not be as straightforward as they first appear. Determining the type of alimony and when it should begin must be calculated accurately for the benefit of both parties. In some instances, a judge may get it wrong. He or she may fail to consider an… Read more