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

Understanding The Division of Marital Property in Florida

Are you considering, or going through, a divorce? Understanding how your marital property will be divided is an important step in the divorce process. In today’s article, we discuss what marital property is and how it is divided when divorcing in Florida. Under Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes, Florida is an equitable distribution state,

How To Choose a Florida Divorce Mediator

Mediation, negotiation, and settlement are part and parcel of high asset divorce and an integral aspect of our practice here at Brodie Friedman. Virtually every aspect of a high asset divorce is susceptible to negotiation. Choosing the correct mediator is essential. Keep in mind that both parties must agree on a mediator.   Here are

4 Steps To Reinventing Yourself Post Divorce

The end of a marriage is the beginning of your new life. This transition from marriage to divorce is a difficult one. But there is life after divorce. In this post, we share 4 critical steps to reinventing yourself post-divorce. 1: Mourn Before you can begin a new chapter, you must first end a chapter.

11 Uplifting Quotes About Divorce

The decision to end a marriage can be traumatic, chaotic, and stressful. People feel a range of emotions. While it is easy to list the negative aspects of divorce, it isn’t all bad. Divorce can be liberating and the beginning of a bright, new journey. We share some of our favorite inspirational quotes about divorce

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