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What are the top 5 factors concerning custody?

I want to talk to you today about the factors, the top five, that are included in time sharing analysis. We have to look at who’s going to encourage their relationship with the other parent. We want to look at, logistically, how close do you live to the other parent. We also want to look […]

What are my child support obligations?

I want to talk to you today about your child support obligation. And what’s included in that calculation. The three most important things are your income, the other party’s income. Another factor that’s looked at is, the health insurance for the child. And the third factor that’s most commonly looked at is either daycare or […]

What are the top 3 things that impact child support cost?

The child support obligation is a minimum under Florida law and it’s designed to  cover the rent or the mortgage, the second thing is designed to cover is to include the utilities and the third thing that is designed to cover is food. So if you’re looking for  money to spend on something else that’s […]

Can my spouse pay my attorney’s fee?

The answer is, it depends, the analysis that we use most commonly is under a need and ability. So, do you have a need for attorney’s fees and does your spouse and/or your significant other have an ability to pay those fees and then a question of entitlement. So there’s a little bit of analysis […]

Is my settlement agreement fair?

I want to talk to you today about whether your settlement property agreement is fair and that depends there’s some things that go into the property settlement agreement so make sure they’re there. One is the property distribution; another factor is the alimony settlement. You also want to look at the time sharing for your […]

Can I go back to school after my divorce?

In a general sense, you probably could, I think it’s a great idea if you want to  further your education so that you can have a better life for yourself, you can have a better life for your children. So, going back to school makes a lot of sense and you just want to be […]

Role of Family Law Lawyer in Custody Cases

With rising incidences of divorce, a family law attorney’s role becomes critical. A family law lawyer Fort Lauderdale has an important role to play in a divorce case, that can range from being a counselor to a negotiator. Some of these roles include: Preparing and submitting documents A divorce case, like any other legal matter, […]

Why You Should Hire a Divorce Lawyer

When a divorce becomes inevitable, one of the first recommended steps is to hire a divorce lawyer Fort Lauderdale. The decisions taken during a divorce have a long-term effect and it is important that you have expert legal advice. Among the reasons for hiring a lawyer are: To understand your rights & duties Everyone has […]

Things You Should Know About Prenups

One thing that makes news every time a celebrity marries or gets divorced is prenups, also known as prenuptial agreements. This makes one believe that only the rich and famous need such an agreement. However, the truth is that many ordinary people also choose to get a prenup. It should be made with the counsel […]

What You Should Know About Retroactive Child Support

The state of Florida holds both parents responsible for the well being and upbringing of the child. The court can ask the non-custodial parent to pay portion of expenses incurred before the divorce or child support payment was finalized. This is known as retroactive child support. You should talk your child support attorney Fort Lauderdale […]


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