Breaking the News: How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

“There’s something we need to talk about… Mom and Dad have decided to get a divorce.” The words are simple, but saying them is hard. Divorcing parents tend to agree that breaking the news to the kids is one of the most difficult parts of ending a marriage. How will they react? Will this cause heartbreak that they struggle to mend for the rest of their lives? Will they understand it’s not their fault? The questions Read More

Spousal Support In A Melbourne, Florida Divorce – Series Recap

This article is written to conclude and recap my series on the issue of alimony or spousal support in a Melbourne, Florida divorce. I considered it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that few issues can cause as much disagreement, during the dissolution of a marriage, as does that of alimony. For understandable reasons, one spouse feels they are paying too much while the other often feels they are Read More

The Consequences Of Not Paying Spousal Support In Melbourne, Florida

This is the next post in my series on the topic of alimony and spousal support in Melbourne, Florida divorce cases. My last article discussed the process of adjusting spousal support after the Court has entered an order. It is important to understand that, quite often, the Court will adjust support up or down as the parties’ financial situations change. If you believe that you will not be able to make your payments Read More

Adjusting Melbourne, Florida Spousal Support After The Case Is Finalized

This is the next post in my series on the issue of spousal support in Melbourne, Florida divorce cases. My last article discussed how “underemployment” can impact alimony. It is important to understand that a Court may order someone to pay an amount that is disproportionate to their income if it is shown that they are choosing to earn less. How the Court will rule in any given circumstance, however, will always Read More

How Underemployment Can Impact Spousal Support In A Melbourne, Florida Divorce

This is the next post in my series on the issue of spousal support in Melbourne, Florida divorce cases. My last article discussed how asset division can impact alimony calculations. It is important to understand that, generally speaking, the greater a spouse’s assets then the less likely that spouse is to receive support. How the Court will rule in any given situation, however, will always depend on the specific Read More

How The Division Of Assets Impacts Spousal Support In A Florida Divorce

This is the next post in my series on the issue of spousal support in a Florida divorce. My last article discussed our state’s alimony laws in general. It is important to understand that our state divides support into several different types. The type, if any which a Judge will apply to your case will depend on the specific facts of your situation. It is strongly suggested that you speak with an attorney to gain an Read More

Melbourne Spouses Should Understand Florida’s Alimony Laws

This is the next post in my series on the topic of alimony and spousal support in a Melbourne, Florida divorce. My last article provided an overview of topics which this series will be addressing. It also stressed the need to speak with a family law attorney if you are going through the end of a marriage and have questions about your situation. In this article I will explain how our state deals with spousal support Read More

Spousal Support In Melbourne, Florida Divorce Cases

This post begins a discussion on the issue of spousal support or alimony in Melbourne, Florida divorce cases. I feel it is necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that there are few issues which case disagreement, in a divorce, as does alimony. It is common for one spouse to feel that they should not have to make a payment while their counterpart feels that the payments should be larger. The goal of my Read More

Dividing Home Equity In A Melbourne, Florida Divorce – Series Recap

This post is being written to conclude and recap my discussion on the division of home equity after a Melbourne, Florida divorce. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic for multiple reasons. First, a multi-year run up in Florida home prices has resulted in many people wondering how such appreciation will impact their divorce. Second, the division of equity is a topic which often causes confusion and dispute Read More

Whether One May Keep Their Residence In A Melbourne, Florida Divorce

This is the next post in my series on the division of home equity in a Melbourne, Florida divorce. My last article discussed the process of proving whether home equity is marital or separate. Discovery is a tool by which one can acquire the financial information needed to prove the characterization of the home’s equity. It is, therefore, vital that you retain an attorney who is experienced in handling discovery. In Read More