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Monthly Archives: July 2017

How Do Alimony and Child Support Work When a Spouse is Underemployed or Unemployed?

By DeVoe Law Firm |

Florida courts have typically held that voluntary unemployment or underemployment of a spouse or parent  will be considered when determining whether to impute (or to assign) income for awarding child support or alimony. If an ex-spouse has the ability to contribute to support, he or she must try to do so. Florida law says… Read More »

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Ex-Wife Looks to “Claw Back” Assets Hidden by Ex-Husband

By DeVoe Law Firm |

Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal recently heard the appeal of an ex-wife (“Susan”) concerning the division of marital property with her ex-husband (“Jared”). As part of her petition for the dissolution of her marriage, she joined additional parties, including her stepson (“Isaac”) and various corporations that her ex-husband formed during the marriage. In… Read More »

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Florida Court Reviews Judge’s Order to Split up Siblings Between Parents

By DeVoe Law Firm |

Florida law doesn’t favor separating siblings from each other—sending some children to live with the mother and one or more to live with the father—whenever possible the family unit shouldn’t be further fractured by divorce. Typically, courts shouldn’t deprive brother and sisters from growing up together with some common denominator of discipline and the… Read More »

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Florida Mother Asks Court to Review Termination of Her Unsupervised Visitation Rights

By DeVoe Law Firm |

In a recent Florida case, a mother asks the Second District Court of Appeal to review the order denying her emergency motion to modify the temporary time-sharing order for her children with their father. The trial court’s denial of the Mother’s request for a change in the time-sharing schedule was affirmed without discussion, but… Read More »

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