Alimony is money that one spouse pays to the other for support during the divorce process or for some period of time following a final divorce. Courts generally require the higher earner—whether that is the husband or the wife— to assist the lower earner in maintaining the marial lifestyle for at least some period of time following a divorce.
Many couples assume that divorce will be a long and expensive procedure, but they can have a relatively simple divorce in certain circumstances. When both spouses agree on property division, alimony, child custody and child support, it's possible in many states to get an "uncontested" divorce - which is a much simpler legal process.
Overview of Annulment Annulment is a frequently misunderstood legal concept, because popular culture and religion have presented differing and often inaccurate views of what an annulment means in family law. This article focuses on "civil annulments" not "religious annulments," which can only be granted
In Florida, as in other states, the cost of litigating a divorce can be quite high. Many couples hope to avoid any unnecessary expense, especially at a time when they are dividing their financial lives and may be facing a lower standard of living. To add hundreds of dollars per hour of attorney time seems counterproductive, especially if the couple doesn't have a lot of assets or income.
Hiding income to avoid child support is never a good idea. Child support follows the child, and both parents have an ongoing duty to support their child - whether they are involved in their children's lives or not. Unfortunately, some parents try to reduce or avoid a child support obligation by quitting a job or taking a lower-paying job.
The strongest risk factor for family violence passing from one generation to the next is witnessing domestic violence between parents. Family law judges understand the impact household violence has on children and are reluctant to place a child in the custody of a parent prone to abusive behavior. Most