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New Proposed Bill Aims to Change Florida Alimony

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The House Bill HB-455 aims to change the Florida alimony procedures and processes in many ways. Florida lawmakers previously tried to alter the Florida alimony law in 2013 with a bill that was ultimately vetoed by Governor Rick Scott. The biggest alteration HB-455 proposes is to eliminate permanent alimony altogether, including durational and rehabilitative… Read More »

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$90,000 of Overdue Child Support Lands Florida Man in Jail

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In mid-September, a Florida man pleaded guilty to owing over $90,000 in child support. He hadn’t made a single payment since 2012, at which time he already owed over $60,000 in Florida child support. He now faces up to two years in jail and a $250,000 fine. What’s more, in addition to the jail… Read More »

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New US Law: Rape Survivor Custody Act

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Rape is easily among the most controversial topics you can talk about, and even though it’s a serious issue that is very deserving of discussion, even acknowledging its existence makes many people uncomfortable. Well, fortunately, there’s been a legal development involving the issue of rape that should have everybody cheering, despite its taboo status…. Read More »

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Orlando Divorce Cases Can Drag On

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If you are facing criminal charges in Florida, it is your right per the Sixth Amendment to a speedy and public trial. If, instead, you are going through a divorce, there is a very good chance that you will be waiting a long time for your court date. Many families in Orange County find… Read More »

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Orlando to Publish Divorce and Child Support Records Online?

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All across Florida, clerks of court are in the process of making electronic court records available online for public access. Florida is leading the nation in online record sharing; most states’ residents have nowhere near the access to public court records that Florida residents do. Some records can be viewed anonymously, while other records… Read More »

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