• What to Look For in a Good Alimony Lawyer

    July 19, 2016

    It is a natural phenomenon that when people think about divorce, many of them automatically think about rights to and obligations for alimony. In Boca Raton, this type of support is considered to be critical and under Florida law. Alimony is also known as “spousal support.” Before you start looking for a good alimony lawyer in Boca Raton, you need to understand the basics of alimony and how it works. Alimony or spousal support payments are not automatic and not subject to a formula. They are recognition that one of the spouses has better financial stability and resources and his the financial ability to take care of the other partner in moving forward financially. It also assumes that one party has a far greater need for financi

  • Alimony Bill Vetoed by Florida Governor

    April 28, 2016

    Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed SB 668, objecting to a 50/50 time-sharing provision in the bill that would have mandated that the courts presume equal time-sharing between parents is in the best interest of the child. This means that the presumption remains that permanent alimony should be awarded in a divorce case in which the parties are married 17 years or more. The veto also means that there is no “bright-line” age at which one is entitled to retire and automatically to get a modification of alimony. It will continue to be a case-by-case analysis. The veto also means that there is no set formula to determine the amount of alimony. The proposed legislation would have included a formula based upon the disparity in i

  • Spring is in the air, which means… its Pre-Nuptial Season

    March 20, 2014

    Spring is in the air, which means… its Pre-Nuptial Season   Simply put, Pre-Nuptials provide Legal and Emotional Protection for First and Second Marriages   Love is in the air, and so also is the season for weddings.   As a long time practitioner of family law, I find it stunning how many people get married for a second time without considering a prenuptial, especially where there will be blended families. It’s very simple - if you’re getting married for a second time, and you have an existing family, and existing assets, you need to consider planning ahead for the unlikely chance of a divorce and to consider succession planning in the event of an untimely death.   While prenups are often associat