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Can you modify a Florida alimony agreement after divorce?

When Florida courts make alimony decisions, they typically do so after considering a broad number of factors, such as each party in the marriage’s earnings, future earning potential and standard of living. In many cases, though, situations change after a divorce becomes final. In some cases, certain circumstances arise that may warrant a modification of an existing alimony or spousal support order.

Divorced? Don't forget to update your estate plan

Have you and your spouse recently separated or finalized a divorce in Florida? If so, you know the magnitude of these events on your life. It is all too easy to get overly focused on the things that require your immediate attention during a divorce. These include identifying how you and your partner will split assets, how you will assign responsibility for joint debts, how you will share time with your kids and more.

How can I coparent well during the school year?

If you are one of the many parents in Florida who has gotten separated or divorced since the last school year ended, the beginning of a new school year might have you wondering how in the world you can or should manage your children's schedules once school gets under way again. Working with a former partner is rarely easy and the extra concern you have about the impact on your of moving between two homes during school can only add to that.

Are there requirements to adopt a child?

Adoption is an intensive process for parents. Adoption agencies want to ensure that a prospective parent meets certain requirements, which ensures that children are placed into loving and supportive homes. While these requirements tend to vary based on the type of adoption and the agency you're working with, there are general rules that apply in most cases.

Post-divorce health insurance coverage under COBRA

Most in Sarasota may expect that a divorce will have a financial impact on their lives, yet few may truly comprehend just how extensive that impact may be. One area that many fail to consider when previewing their post-divorce life is healthcare. While the number of single-income families has been on the decline in recent years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that as of 2018, 4.3 million American households have only one family member that works. In such situations, a divorce could leave the non-working spouse concerned about how they will be able to afford their own healthcare once their marriages end. 

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