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In a Florida divorce, what factors are considered with alimony?

For Florida couples who are getting a divorce, there will be a litany of issues that will be of concern throughout the process. First and foremost are children, which parent will have custody and how the support agreement will be handled. Other aspects might not seem as important, but will commonly arise as part of a case. Alimony - also referred to as maintenance - is one such concern. When it is decided whether there will be alimony, the court will consider certain factors in its determination. Understanding what will be part of that process is key to a case.

If the court makes the determination that alimony should be paid, it can consider the standard of living that the couple had during the marriage and decide how much maintenance will be paid based on that. The length of the marriage will be an essential factor with alimony. Age and their physical and emotional circumstances can be an issue. Some people will be able to maintain their previous lifestyle and live on their own. Others will not. The financial resources will be assessed - along with marital and non-marital assets - when considering alimony.

Helping Orlando spouses work through divorce issues

For many married couples in Florida, the decision to end their union is carefully considered, calculated, and deliberated. Unfortunately, this process is not always entered into with a calm mind and well thought out decisions. In a high-conflict situation, emotions run high, and in some cases, a spouse may say or do things that could be contradictory to an amicable divorce. No matter the level of conflict or type of divorce issues faced, it is possible to reach a divorce decree that is fair and workable.

At the Marin Law Firm, P.A., our attorneys have experience working through a wide range of divorce cases. Our top priority is to help our clients in the Orlando area protect their rights throughout the divorce process, which begins by helping our clients fully understand his or her rights.

Is your prenup actually valid?

Just writing a prenuptial agreement -- commonly called a prenup -- is not enough. You need to make sure that the agreement is valid. You need to know that, if you decide to get divorced, it really is going to stand.

The last thing you want is to overlook something and find out when you need it the most that your prenup is going to get thrown out of court. That's a devastating blow. Let's take a look at a few reasons why it may happen.

Legal remedies in a child abduction matter

Family law matters can get complex and emotional for parents in Florida and other states across the nation. Even when a custody agreement is reached, the divorced or separated parents may not see eye-to-eye. This could result in some taking action in a drastic manner, such as abducting a child and leaving the state or country without the knowledge or consent of the other parent.

A child abduction matter can be difficult and emotionally taxing. While a parent may be in panic when the other parent does not abide by the custody arrangement, there are legal remedies available to help the parent bring their child back to them.

Increased divorce filings seen after the New Year

There are many things on a person's mind during the holiday season. While it is a time of family, togetherness and celebration, it may also be a time that signifies a major transition for some couples. Although divorce is often not a positive experience, getting through the holidays and into the New Year can often signify a time of change for some. And if a marriage is no longer working, it is a time where many will take a major step like filing for divorce.

Year after year, the first month of the year sees the most divorce filings. According to some reports, this is known as divorce month. For many couples, they seek to have one last holiday together as a family unit, filing for divorce soon after the holidays have ended.

How can divorced parents co-parent during the holidays?

With the holidays just around the corner, families are preparing for their celebrations. For divorced families, this often means determining a schedule that works for both parents. Unfortunately, this does not always allow for a fair schedule, as conflicts can arise. Whether both parents celebrate Christmas, one parent celebrates Chanukah, or both parents have their own form of celebration during the holidays, the reality is that celebrations can overlap and cause for conflicts.

How can divorced parents co-parent during the holidays? If there is no set holiday schedule in place, then major issues can arise. Each parent may have their own traditions, but they may have traditions that they want to keep that were established when they were a family unit. This can create problems when it comes to determining when each parent will have the child or children.

Helping you draft a pre or postnuptial agreement

No matter the age of the couple, getting married is a major commitment. It is not only about love and commitment, but it is also about intertwining the lives of each spouse. While this may seem like a logical occurrence when one marries, the reality is that some spouses fear having certain finances and property no longer being entirely his or her own. This is where a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can be beneficial.

At The Marin Law Firm, P.A., our skilled attorneys have worked through these marital legal documents in a wide range of matters. Whether it is a young couple just seeking to protect him or herself in the future in case the marriage dissolves or a wealthy spouse taken action to ensure his or her hard work or inheritances are protected from the property division process, a pre or postnuptial agreement can provide many benefits.

Can your ex just pack up and take your kids to another state?

Life during and after a divorce is usually full of a lot of change, some obvious and some unexpected. You obviously know you won't continue to live with your former spouse and that you will have to split your assets and the custody of your children. What you might not consider is all of the secondary social, financial and emotional repercussions from a divorce.

It is common for people to experience professional changes at the same time that they experience personal changes, which might mean that you or your ex will change careers or at least jobs. Unfortunately, that change could mean that current living circumstances won't work indefinitely for your family.

Consider legal help when facing complex property division issues

There are many difficult issues that must be addressed when you decide to divorce your spouse. Property division may be among the most important, considering the fact that it may completely define your financial standing after the dissolution of your marriage.

Dividing assets with your soon-to-be ex-spouse can be further challenged when emotions are attached to certain pieces of property. Therefore, when engaging in the property division process you'll need to make sure you set goals and prioritize, otherwise you may end up securing an outcome that only seems best for you in the short-term, which, of course, can put you at financial risk in the long-term.

Consider an initial partial division of marital assets

It's normal to feel anxious about getting divorced. After all, those who are about to go through the process have big changes on the horizon. They'll likely have to adjust to living on their own with a significantly reduced income, and many divorced individuals have to modify the amount of time they spend with their children and how that time is spent. To ensure the best possible outcome, divorcing individuals need to make the strong legal arguments needed to support their position up front.

This can be especially true during the property division process. While marital assets are to be divided equitably amongst the parties, sometimes it is unreasonable and unrealistic to wait for that division process to play out. In these instances, it may be wise to seek temporary distribution of some key marital assets.

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