How the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Your Divorce

Couples considering a divorce in the year 2019 may suddenly find themselves facing unexpected financial repercussions that did not come into effect until the New Year. Namely: alimony payments can no longer be deducted from the payer’s taxable income, and the alimony recipient will most likely not be required to add the payments to their READ MORE

By |2019-01-09T12:25:36+00:00January 9, 2019|Family Law|

Tips to Help You Succeed in Divorce Court

FAST FACTS Florida's divorce rate attributes to it being one of the most stressed in the nation. An uncontested divorce can be settled in as little as a month. On the other hand, a contested divorce can take over 6 months to finalize. Florida divorce court proceedings may have a few surprises in store for READ MORE

By |2018-11-19T11:25:05+00:00November 19, 2018|Divorce|

How to Prepare for Mediation in Orlando

Mediation can offer substantial advantages and opportunities to all sides of a legal dispute, and individuals who arrive prepared to their mediation are much more likely to be pleased at the outcome. As experienced Orlando family law attorneys, we’ve seen countless cases resolved through the process of mediation. Typically, clients who are willing to mediate READ MORE

By |2018-11-06T14:30:05+00:00November 6, 2018|Mediation|

Maintaining Your Fathers’ Rights Through the Holiday Season

Approximately one in every six custodial parents is a father. About 26.6 percent of children live with a custodial parent. 54.7 percent of custodial parents have only one child.   Each state tends to have its own recommendations when it comes to a holiday schedule for divorced parents, but a typical arrangement has parents rotating READ MORE

By |2018-10-16T11:50:40+00:00October 16, 2018|Child Custody|

The Complicated Relationship Between Alimony and Disability

FAST FACTS In 2017, 8,695,475 disabled workers were receiving payments. The number was reduced to 8,596,559 in August 2018. There are four categories of alimony in Florida: bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, and permanent.   Most people don't make the decision to divorce without much contemplation. Ending a marriage is rarely an easy thing to do, even READ MORE

By |2018-10-08T11:34:15+00:00October 3, 2018|Family Law|

What Rights Do Grandparents Have in Florida?

FAST FACTS Approximately 40% to 50% of marriages will end in divorce. Live Oak has one of the highest divorce rates in Florida, at 23%. This is much higher than the statewide divorce rate of 13%.   Over 10 percent of all marriages in Florida will end in divorce. Ending a marriage can be complicated READ MORE

By |2018-09-24T11:57:29+00:00September 17, 2018|Family Law|

How Step Parent Adoption Works in Orlando

FAST FACTS The average age of adopted children in Florida was 6.5 in 2012. Children aged 9 years or older are less likely to be adopted than younger children. More than 5,000 children were waiting adoption in Florida in 2012.   When you become partners with a person with a child, you also develop a READ MORE

By |2018-09-05T11:19:10+00:00September 5, 2018|Family Law|

How to Develop a Fair Parenting Plan After a Divorce

FAST FACTS  There are 13.4 million single-parent homes in the United States. 48.7% of these homes have a child support agreement in place. 89.8% of those agreements are formal in nature. Creating a parenting schedule with your ex can be difficult. Emotions run high during and after a divorce, and it can be stressful trying READ MORE

By |2018-07-30T14:50:59+00:00July 30, 2018|Uncategorized|

Does Your Child Need Divorce Therapy?

FAST FACTS The state of Florida has the third-highest divorce rate in the country. A study ranked the state as having the 13th most stressed populace overall. There were 75,781 dissolutions of marriage in Florida in 2017. Divorce is a stressful process. As Orlando family law attorneys, we have sat with men and women from READ MORE

By |2018-07-23T12:30:03+00:00July 18, 2018|Family Law|

How to Choose a Family Law Attorney in Orlando

When you need an Orlando family law attorney, how do you choose? It's not enough to do an Internet search and choose the first lawyer you find. Your attorney will be your advocate through divorce, adoption or other family law matters, and you want to be sure the person you hire is the right one READ MORE

By |2018-07-10T10:14:37+00:00July 3, 2018|Family Law|