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Pamela S. Wynn
Florida
Florida family lawyer for over 25 years. Now teaching YOU how to do it yourself.
Interests: using www.floridadiydivorce.com/ to help people in divorce and family law cases
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PLease visit my law office blog to read about 2013 alimony reform www.pamelawynn.com/blog Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at DIY Divorce in Florida
Sorry you are having trouble. But actually, imputation has been around for a long time in Florida case law. The changes made things more explicit and provided a procedure to use when those paying support don't cooperate in the discovery process.
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Thanks for stopping by and joining the conversation Allen.
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What makes you "eligible" legally is that one of you have lived in Florida for 6 months before filing the petition and your marriage is irretrievably broken. That's all you need in Florida to get divorced.
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Thanks. Those who need more help than the blog can find it at http://floridadiydivorce.com
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One of the remedies the relocation law provides is to order the children be returned. I can't speak to whether the law applies to you because that is legal advice which I cannot provide on a blog.
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Chuck I can't give legal advice on a blog. The general rule is that assets & debts are split 50/50. Alimony is based on need & ability to pay. And finally, temporary orders are exactly that, temporary. Things can change in the final judgment. Best wishes.
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Because they are different in each circuit and are available free at the clerk's office.
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Mark the best way to get an idea of what your child support amount will be is to work though the CS Guidelines Worksheet. I also want to note for others that if your spouse is not cooperative you can still start the case and serve the paperwork on your spouse. Officially serving your spouse with a petition is the only way to get a deadline. Once served, your spouse has 20 days to respond. If your spouse fails to respond after being served, the court has the power to enter orders.
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Those divorcing couples who have made Scalesagreements as to the property and children often want to skip filing a Florida financial affdiavit because Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at DIY Divorce in Florida
You need to seek legal advice to answer specific questions. This blog does not provide legal advice. Here are some bits of legal information on this topic in general: There are some laws -federal and state- that limit the amount that can be taken for support. Once child support is set by order it does not change - even temporarily - unless both parties agree (put it in writing & sign it) or one party files a motion to request the change.
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You need to seek legal advice to answer specific questions. This blog does not provide legal advice.
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The law doesn't provide a clear answer on this so you need legal advice.
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Not likely Leo. The first order gets priority under Florida law.
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If you are one of the lucky ones and succeed in your appeal, the appeallate court may "remand" your DIY divorce case to the trial... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at DIY Divorce in Florida
Not exactly like the kids have wings, right?
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After observing divorcing couples for more than two decades now, I have noticed some common characteristics of divorcing couples which Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at DIY Divorce in Florida
What sort of info are you looking for?
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Two recent imputed income cases discuss the proper amount of imputed income to use when calculating alimony and child support. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at DIY Divorce in Florida
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In a recent temporary alimony appeal, the Fourth District Court of Appeal provided some wonderful lessons. It is always good to review Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at DIY Divorce in Florida
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You may have heard the news report that it costs $235,000 to raise a child born in 2011 to age 17. That's scary, isn't it? And it provides a new context for viewing child support payments. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at DIY Divorce in Florida
Requiring the children to return is one of the options the court will have. The statute allows child support to be adjusted to consider the extra travel expenses.
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There is a list of factors in the statute (FS 61.13001) including a catchall "any other factor" that is relevant. Search on this blog because there are articles about the factors and procedures for relocating.
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In Florida child relocation cases, we didn't really have an answer to the question of how to measure the distance until recently. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at DIY Divorce in Florida
When you do not file your answer or file any paper on time, the clerk's office can enter a default judgement. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at DIY Divorce in Florida