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Monthly Archives: February 2018


The Role of Parenting Coordinators

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many couples are able to resolve their differences amicably during the divorce process. However, when this is not possible, some couples use alternative dispute resolution, which can help the parties de-escalate their differences. In fact, in many cases, couples with children can ask a parenting coordinator to oversee the proceedings. To learn more about… Read More »


Short-Term Marriages and Permanent Alimony

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Under Florida law, permanent alimony is usually only awarded when the marriage being dissolved lasted for at least a moderate length of time and there is convincing evidence that the award is appropriate. Fortunately, there is an exception for those whose marriages were short-term, although it can still be difficult to receive permanent alimony… Read More »


Filing a Child Support-Related Civil Contempt Motion

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When someone is ordered to pay child support in Florida, but fails to fulfill that obligation, he or she could be held in contempt of court, which can result in jail time and expensive fines. Filing a motion for civil contempt is one way that parties who are not receiving child support from an… Read More »


Child Custody Options

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

All families are different, so no single custody arrangement is appropriate in all cases. Instead, families should attempt to come to an arrangement that best serves the needs of their children. If you need help coming to your own out-of-court custody agreement, you should consider contacting an experienced child custody lawyer who can explain… Read More »


Recently Proposed Bill Would Create “Florida Guide to a Healthy Marriage”

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In an effort to reduce the divorce rate in the state, one lawmaker recently proposed a new bill that would require the clerk of the circuit court to provide a special marital guide titled, the “Florida Guide to a Healthy Marriage” to marriage license applicants. Although it is unclear whether this bill will become… Read More »


New Parenting Plan Law Goes Into Effect

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Last summer, Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 590 into law. This bill, which went into effect on January 1st, allows the Department of Revenue to provide parents with a proposed Standard Parenting Time Plan during divorce proceedings. To find out whether the Standard Parenting Time Plan is the best fit for your family,… Read More »


Dividing Debts During Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

After deciding to get a divorce, a couple must go through the process of dividing their marital property. While most people associate this with dividing assets, such as real estate and funds held in a savings account, many are unaware that under Florida law, which requires couples to divide their property equitably upon divorce,… Read More »


Postnuptial Agreements

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In recent years, postnuptial agreements have become increasingly popular. These documents, unlike prenuptial agreements, are created after a couple enters into a marriage, although they do fulfill a similar function, in that they outline ownership of assets in instances of separation, divorce, or death. In fact, in many cases, postnuptial agreements also include provisions… Read More »

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