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Middle-Aged Americans Are Divorcing With Greater Frequency While Divorce Drops Among Younger Americans

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Recent statistical analyses of divorce data indicate that divorce is going up among middle-aged and older Americans even as it seems to be dropping among younger Americans. According to Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research, divorce rates for Americans over 55 have doubled. For those over 65, divorce rates… Read More »

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Previous Agreement Nullifies Substantial Changes Test To Custody Modification

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Florida operates on a “best interests of the child” standard. This standard is applied to any decision the court makes regarding child custody issues. It doesn’t matter if the court issues the parenting plan or if the parties agree to the parenting plan in mediation. Any plan that the court affirms must promote the… Read More »

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Contested High-Net Worth Divorces In Florida

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

High-net worth couples have to navigate certain hurdles that other couples don’t necessarily face in their divorce. Yes, their divorces tend to be more expensive, and this is largely because they are more complicated. High-net worth couples have more assets to divide, property that needs to be appraised, and financial matters to sort out…. Read More »

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Appeals Court Overturns Alimony Ruling After Miscalculation Based On Gross Income

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

In the case of Parker v. Parker, a wife appealed the decision of the trial court which awarded her durational alimony for a period of five years. The wife believed that she was short-changed due to a miscalculation in how alimony was determined. The Florida courts award alimony in many divorce cases. There are… Read More »

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What Can You Put In A Prenuptial Agreement In Florida?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

While it may seem unromantic to ask your partner for a prenuptial agreement, it helps to understand that you already have a prenuptial agreement in place. The rules of divorce in Florida dictate how assets are distributed, how alimony is calculated, and what happens to marital debts after the marriage is dissolved. Instead of… Read More »

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Substance Abuse And Child Custody In Florida

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

In Florida, the courts use a “best interests of the child” standard to determine issues related to child custody. That means that they put the best interests of the children at the forefront of any decision they make. The courts will consider whether or not a parent has an active substance abuse issue when… Read More »

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How Can I Relocate With A Child In Florida?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Divorce can place a financial strain on a family. When one household becomes two, the expenses can generally double. You may go into debt from your divorce. You may have liabilities from the marriage that still need to be paid off. In some cases, spouses will have to declare bankruptcy. This could force them… Read More »

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Study Reveals This One Communication Error Is A Predictor Of Divorce

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

If you’re reading a divorce lawyer’s blog, the time for successful communication tips may have passed you by. Nonetheless, we like to survey the most recent studies revealing key aspects of divorce across the U.S. There is no shortage of researchers who are studying divorce trends in America. Sometimes they review divorce statistics to… Read More »

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How Does A Collaborative Divorce Work In Florida?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

There are some divorces where everything can be solved in mediation or even between two spouses without the aid of an attorney. However, in many cases, resolving your disputes won’t come so quickly or simply. Traditionally, such divorces would end up before a judge in litigation. Litigated divorces are costly, time-consuming, and a matter… Read More »

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What Should I Do If My Ex Refuses To Pay Child Support?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Florida law requires that all parents pay for the support of their children. During a divorce, child support is calculated based on the income of both parents. When one spouse refuses to pay child support or is delinquent in their child support payments, it can make things difficult for the spouse who is supposed… Read More »

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