Sole Custody in Florida

Florida no longer uses the term sole custody. The courts now use the phrase “parental responsibility.”  However, “sole parental responsibility” may be awarded in exceptional circumstances. Sole responsibility describes the situation where one parent makes decisions regarding the child without input from the other parent. This includes minor decisions that need to be made on

Calculating Alimony in Florida

In accordance with Florida law, (Fla. Stat. Ann. Sec. 61.08 2020), the court may order either party to pay alimony.  An award of permanent alimony terminates upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony. The statute specifies five distinct types of alimony: Temporary; Bridge the gap; Rehabilitative; Durational;

Is Florida a No-Fault Divorce State?

The state of Florida does not have “fault-based” divorce. Florida only accepts no-fault divorces, therefore, there is no need to prove fault by a party. Florida only requires that you state that the marriage is irretrievably broken, or that a spouse has been mentally incapacitated for three or more years. Either party may seek a

4 Divorce Stats & Facts That Might Surprise You

If you think 50% of marriages end in divorce, you would be wrong. According to the most recent census data, the number of marriages that end in divorce is closer to 39%! In today’s blog post, we explore 4 divorce stats and facts that will probably take you by surprise. 39% of Marriages Ended in

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