Yearly Archives: 2014

Domestic Violence Injunctions: Who Can Apply for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders?

https://brickelllegal.com/domestic-violence-injunctions-qual… Domestic Violence Injunctions: Who Can Apply for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders? One of the first questions that a victim of violence should consider is how they can prevent the abuse from going any further. There are different types of injunctions that a victim in a relationship is able to pursue against their abusing partner. They include both dating violence Continue Reading...

Are Financial Affidavits Mandatory in my Florida Divorce?

https://brickelllegal.com/financial-affidavits-mandatory/… Are Financial Affidavits Mandatory in my Florida Divorce? In most cases, soon after we bring a new client in, we ask questions that lead to the completion of one of two different Family Law Financial Affidavits. This form is used to put the other party on notice of your current financial circumstances and is usually used in order to Continue Reading...

Reporting Alimony to the IRS

http://www.davidbmitchell.com/blog/2014/11/i-receive-alimony…Reporting Alimony to the IRS Broadly speaking, alimony must be reported as income when a federal tax return form is filed with the IRS, regardless of whether the payment is made as a result of divorce proceedings or under a separate maintenance decree. Payments made under a written separation agreement between former spouses also falls into this category and must Continue Reading...

The Changing Nature of Florida Child Custody Laws

http://www.miamidivorcelawattorneyblog.com/2014/11/the-chang…  The Changing Nature of Florida Child Custody Laws When a couple decides to end their marriage, decisions regarding their children are inevitably intertwined with property and asset disputes. Questions soon arise regarding which parent will look after the children for the majority of the time. Other questions soon form regarding where the children will live. Some relatively recent changes Continue Reading...

Dealing With Time-sharing Issues in Long-Distance Situations

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/2014/11/deali…  Dealing With Time-sharing Issues in Long-Distance Situations The case of Anna Krift and Daryl Obenour’s child custody battle represents the potential hurdles that can sometimes arise when trial courts attempt creative compromises. The 4th District Court of Appeal recently issued a ruling throwing out a trial court’s modified time-sharing plan because the plan was something neither parent had proposed Continue Reading...

Alimony Not Proper If Spouse Lacks the Ability to Pay

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/2014/11/alimo… Alimony Not Proper If Spouse Lacks the Ability to Pay Sometimes, courts decide to award alimony to one spouse in a divorce based on that spouse having a much smaller income than the other spouse. The 2d District Court of Appeal received a case like this and reversed the trial court’s ruling requiring the husband to pay alimony. That’s Continue Reading...

Keeping the Best Interest of the Kids in Mind During a Divorce

http://www.miamiflfamilylawyers.com/blog/2014/11/keeping-the… Keeping the Best Interest of the Kids in Mind During A Divorce Divorce is always tough. It’s tough on the adults going through the divorce and for the children of divorce it’s even more difficult. Children of divorce often feel lost and confused. They blame themselves for the situation, and often attempt to come up with ways to save Continue Reading...

Florida Annulment Law

http://www.miamiflfamilylawyers.com/blog/2014/11/florida-ann… Florida Annulment Law As Florida family law attorneys we often get calls from prospective clients about whether they are eligible for an annulment rather than a divorce. The actual court procedure and end-effect of a divorce and annulment are very different, which can be confusing to many people. A divorce is a court declaration that a marriage existed and Continue Reading...

Miami Woman on Trial for Killing Her Husband’s Suspected Murderer

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/2014/11/miami_wo… Miami Woman on Trial for Killing Her Husband’s Suspected Murderer As reported by the Miami Herald, a widow, Janepsy Carballo, is on trial in Miami facing charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of her late husband’s suspected killer. In April 2008, Ms. Carballo’s husband was gunned down on his front lawn, allegedly by two men, one of Continue Reading...

Ending an Irretrievably Broken Marriage in Florida

Ending an Irretrievably Broken Marriage in Florida In Florida, the requirement to ask for a divorce — or a “dissolution of marriage,” as it is called within the state’s legal system — is simply that your marriage is irretrievably broken. You just have to show that you cannot fix it, and then either you or your spouse can go forward Continue Reading...
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