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Divorce Myth #3: “An Affair Impacts Alimony”

Posted on September 25, 2017

Florida is a no fault state; this means that judges generally do not care who did what to whom, unless there is a child involved.  Although the alimony statute does list adultery as a factor, it rarely, if ever, has an impact on support payments.  Adultery may have an impact on property distribution. In Florida […]

Divorce Myth #2 “I have to be the one to file first!”

Posted on September 19, 2017

There is a misconception about what happens if you file for dissolution of marriage first.  Filing your case before your spouse only means that you are now the Petitioner, therefore, if your case goes to trial, the Petitioner will present their case first.  Attorney’s fees are generally based on need and ability to pay in […]

Divorce Myth #1: Hiring an Attorney: “I need a bulldog!”

Posted on September 14, 2017

The need for a “bulldog” is something we hear a lot in family law; things like “I want him/ her to suffer”, “I want more than the law will give me”.  Be very careful what you wish for.  When you hire that “bulldog”, make sure you know how much more you will pay that lawyer […]

Review the article by Samuel R. Troy, Esq., in a recent Florida Bar publication

Located on Page 21 of the Commentator, a Florida Bar publication, Mr. Troy discusses the obstacles and solutions to the income disparity issue in the family courts. Follow the link here:

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