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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ex-Wife Asks Court to Tap into Homestead Property and Insurance Pol-icy to Satisfy Back Alimony

By DeVoe Law Firm |

Florida has a rule that a homestead is exempt from a forced sale which been in effect for many years. But in a recent case, a former wife appealed a trial court’s finding that homestead property and insurance policies of her ex were always exempt from the contempt powers of the court—even if fraud… Read More »

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Can You Prove Under-the-Table Cash Income for Alimony and Child Support?

By DeVoe Law Firm |

A former husband and wife both challenged a final judgment dissolving their 17-year marriage recently in Florida. During the marriage, the Husband operated several marine-related businesses. His wife was a stay-at-home mom. They enjoyed a comfortable middle-class lifestyle throughout the marriage. From the start of the dissolution proceedings, the Husband was “less than cooperative”… Read More »

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Order for Paternity Test to Enforce Child Support Obligation Reviewed by Appellate Court

By DeVoe Law Firm |

The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) asked the District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach to review a judge’s order directing the parties and minor child to submit to paternity testing to register and enforce a child support obligation from a court in Texas. The mother, in this case, Erin, had a child in… Read More »

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What Happens When a Florida Parent Asks an Out-of-State Court for Emergency Child Pick-Up?

By DeVoe Law Firm |

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJEA) controls inter-state custody disputes, which are common in today’s society. One parent may live in Florida, while the other now lives in Oregon or another state. The UCCJEA helps with this situation by establishing jurisdiction over a child custody case in only one state and protecting that… Read More »

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