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September 2019 Archives

The different types of alimony in Florida

As you prepare for your divorce proceedings in Sarasota, many may be telling you that (if you were not the primary income earner in your marital home) that you will be automatically entitled to alimony. Such is the assumption that many of those that we here at Schipani & Norman, P.A. bring in to their divorce cases. Like them, you may be surprised to learn that not only is awarding of alimony not automatic, it is not even meant to be a long-term source of financial assistance.

Parental child abduction: Is your child at risk?

When you picture a kidnapper, you may imagine a stranger lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce on an unattended child. In actuality, many of today’s child abductors are, in fact, people the child knows. According to the Polly Klaas Foundation, family members kidnap more than 200,000 children every year in the United States, which is a higher figure than the number of children abducted by strangers.

Why financial education before divorce matters

Have you and your spouse in Florida been at odds for some time? Have you finally decided that your marriage is over? If so, this decision may find you unsure of what steps to take to prepare for your divorce. You might also be a bit afraid of how the experience will impact you financially. The best way to prepare yourself for a solid financial life after a divorce is to learn as much as you can about your financial situation before your divorce.

Detailing Florida’s default custody schedule

A great deal of emotion can be involved in divorce cases in Sarasota. Couples who once held each other in high regard can often find that those feelings remain equally strong (they now simply have a negative connotation). This contention can make coming to mutual agreements on important issues such as child custody difficult.

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