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Determining if You Need Permission to Relocate

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Moving to a new place frequently brings the conflicting emotions of stress and excitement that reflect the complex reality of transitioning to a new life stage. Relocating when parents share child custody is quite a bit more complicated, and may require court intervention if procedures are not followed or disputes arise. Parents understandably want… Read More »


Child Custody Issues with Same Sex Couples

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Forming an important and lasting bond with a child through direct involvement with the child’s daily life is not limited to the child’s legally-recognized parents. This influence may be exerted by any present and caring adult, and in the context of same-sex relationships, is not an uncommon arrangement. While many same-sex couples are now… Read More »


What Happens to Alimony Under the Recent Federal Tax Reform Law?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When the word divorce enters a spouse’s mind, and certainly by the time the concept is spoken aloud, fears  about the myriad of issues can be overwhelming.  . Finances are certainly of great concern, as a person’s standard of living is bound to be impacted by severing the marriage. One feature of divorce designed… Read More »


Understanding the Nuances of Military Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

All married couples face the possibility of divorce, but the rate of divorce among military personnel, particularly those deployed on active duty, is significantly higher. A report issued in the summer of 2017 indicated that military workers took three of the top ten spots for careers most likely to divorce, which means military personnel… Read More »


Bankruptcy Experts Push for End to Debt Limits in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Debt can quickly spiral out of control due to unforeseen or unpreventable events that require spending large amounts of money and/or suffering a substantial loss of income. When debt becomes this overwhelming, many people turn to bankruptcy for relief. Living with the burden of unmanageable debt is an oppressive situation that rarely gives the… Read More »


An Illegal Marriage and How It Affects Your Rights during Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

As most people are aware, marriage is a prerequisite to filing for divorce. Without the existence of a legal marriage, a court does not have the power to resolve the issues typically associated with a breakup, i.e., child custody, support, alimony, etc. While the issue of the validity of a marriage is rarely a… Read More »


The Point of Establishing Paternity

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

All parents have an obligation to financially support their children, regardless of the relationship status with the other parent. When parents are married or living together, this support comes as a natural part of caring for members of the same household. But when divorce or separation occurs, financial assistance that was once a given… Read More »


Dispelling Myths about Filing for Bankruptcy

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Filing for bankruptcy is a big step toward regaining control of one’s finances, but for many people contemplating this decision, negative myths can delay taking action. Life is full of unanticipated and uncontrollable events that can derail a person’s financial security – major illness, serious accidents and long-term unemployment – to name just a… Read More »


Neutralizing Feuds Through a New Approach to Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

The structure of traditional divorce litigation unfailingly puts spouses in fight mode, and often forces them to challenge every demand or request made by the opposing side. As a result, many spouses will emerge from the legal process even more disconnected and set against each other than when they started the divorce. Not only… Read More »


Can the Court Make me Pay for my Adult Child’s College Education?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

A couple’s divorce settlement can cover many topics. If the couple has children, a few of these can pertain to their continuing care and support, even after they become adults. Although Florida does not require parents to contribute to their children’s college expenses, financial support for college can be part of a couple’s divorce… Read More »

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