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How is Child Support Calculated?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Child support is the money paid from one parent to the other to cover the expenses that come with raising a child, such as the need for a home with enough space for the child, utilities for that home, food and household items, and the child’s needs like clothing and school supplies. The court… Read More »

How Can I Save Money on my Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

If you are considering filing for divorce, you have a lot to think about.  You need to find a competent lawyer that you trust to handle your case, you need to file the necessary documents with the court correctly, you need to interact with your lawyer, the court, and your spouse regarding emotionally-charged topics… Read More »

Specific Family Law Issues that Same Sex Parents Face

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

As of 2015, same sex couples can legally marry in Florida.  Although this was a critical civil rights milestone, it does not mean that all issues same sex parents face were resolved.  In 2016, the Florida Department of Health began to allow both parents in same sex couples to list their names on their… Read More »

The Fight Over Fido — Who Gets to Keep the Family Pets in a Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

We’ve all heard the joke that says, “We’re staying together for the sake of the dog”.  But in reality, many couples do end up facing a divorce, and in addition to all the other painful decisions about who gets what, pets become part of that dilemma. Although many of us love our pets as… Read More »

Make your Teen’s Transition to College Painless as a Divorced Parent

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Although your son or daughter is no longer a child, you are not finished being his or her parent. After your divorce, you learned how to co-parent effectively.  Now, as your child finishes high school and moves on to college, you and your former spouse have new challenges to face. Issues to Work Out… Read More »

When it Comes to your Divorce Terms, your Gender Means Nothing

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

In the eyes of the law, men and women are treated equally. This means what when you work through the divorce process, your gender does not play into how your property is divided or how your child custody arrangement is set up. Speak with an experienced divorce lawyer to learn more about what to… Read More »

What Becomes of Frozen Embryos in a Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

In 1984, Zoe Leyland became the first baby ever born from a frozen embryo.  We’ve come a long way since then, and Assisted Reproductive Technology has become a viable option for couples wanting to start a family, but who are unable to do so without assistance.  With many women waiting longer to start a… Read More »

Domestic Violence and Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

While many couples stay together through fights and even long-term disagreements, physical abuse is unacceptable. While many abused spouses find themselves afraid to leave due to a lack of funds or support, many are able to separate from the abusive spouse using the power of the courts. If you find yourself in this situation,… Read More »

Wage Garnishment and Income Withholding For Child Support

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Child support is required in nearly every Florida divorce or paternity case involving children; it takes precedence over all other debts. However, sometimes either a parent will simply not be able to pay, or will refuse to pay, and as result, the recipient parent may have to seek assistance to collect what is due… Read More »

The Rights of Unmarried Couples in Florida

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Many couples eventually decide to marry at some point in their relationship, especially including now same-sex couples who may now marry nationwide. However, some couples decide not to legally marry, for a variety of reasons. Unmarried couples still have very limited legal rights in Florida. The exception concerns unmarried couples and their children; the… Read More »

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