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Category Archives: Divorce


When to Obtain a Temporary Order in a Divorce Case

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Not all orders issued by a court during divorce proceedings are permanent. In fact, it is a relatively common practice for courts to issue temporary awards prior to finalizing the dissolution of a marriage to provide monetary support to one of the spouses, a parenting time schedule if a couple has children, or a… Read More »


Right of First Refusal

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Our day to day lives rarely go according to plan. For this reason, Florida family law courts created something known as the right of first refusal, which applies when one parent is unable to care for a child during a scheduled visit. In these cases, the parent with the conflict must first ask the… Read More »


Parenting Time Interference

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Couples with children who decide to dissolve their marriages are required to come up with a parenting plan that details how parenting time will be allocated between them before their divorce can be finalized. These arrangements are intended to ensure that children have ongoing and meaningful contact with both of their parents even after… Read More »


How Unemployment Could Affect Your Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although couples dissolve their marriages for a variety of reasons, financial stresses remain one of the leading causes of divorce in the U.S. In fact, financial difficulties can also affect the divorce process itself. For instance, one spouse’s unemployment could significantly impact the other spouse’s ability to collect alimony or child support. In these… Read More »


Legal Issues You May Face After Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Legal issues related to child support, alimony, property division, and parenting time must be resolved before a divorce can be finalized. Unfortunately, divorcing parties don’t always fully disclose their assets during this process. In fact, it is not uncommon for one spouse to discover relevant financial information only after the divorce process is completed…. Read More »


Establishing a Trust for Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In most cases, when a couple with children obtain a divorce, the non-custodial parent is required to make monthly child support payments to the other. These payments, whether made directly by a parent or garnished from his or her wages, are almost always deposited directly into the recipient’s bank account. However, in some special… Read More »


How are Subpoenas Used in Divorce Matters?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When a person has information that is relevant to a family law matter, courts often issue subpoenas, which are legal documents that order the recipient to attend legal proceedings and testify before the court. Subpoenas can also be used to require a person to submit documents or provide facts or opinions about a specific… Read More »


Divorce and Arbitration

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although litigation is sometimes inevitable for those going through a divorce, there are a number of other options that families can attempt to use when dissolving a marriage, including arbitration. Both mediation and arbitration proceedings are overseen by a neutral third party. However, mediations can be terminated at any time, while arbitrations only end… Read More »


How Medical Expenses Can Affect Child Support

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Determining how much a parent must pay in child support can be a complicated process, as it requires an analysis of both parties’ incomes, properties, and expenses, as well as consideration of the family’s time sharing schedule. In most cases, courts adhere to a strict formula when taking these factors into account and determining… Read More »


How Postnuptial Agreements Become Unenforceable

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Couples who don’t sign prenuptial agreements before they get married, still have the option of executing a postnuptial agreement at a later date. These agreements serve the same purpose as a prenuptial agreement, but as their name suggests, are entered into after a marriage has already occurred. Like prenuptial agreements, these contracts are only… Read More »

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