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Garnishment of Alimony

Garnishment of Alimony

In Pasco County we see a fair number of alimony cases.  A common question is, “Can alimony payments be garnished?”  Not only can garnishment be used as a way to enforce domestic support payments such as child support, it can also be used to make a person to pay their alimony obligation by having the […]

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Child Support Obligations of Unmarried Fathers

Child Support Obligations of Unmarried Fathers

UPDATE TO BLOG POST.  Since the original posting of this article, the law has changed. It is permissible, now, to consider informal parenting schedules when establishing the child support amount in support-only cases.  This is a welcome change for those fathers who have been exercising substantial parenting time without a parenting plan and who have […]

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Recent Training in “Streamlined” Collaborative Divorce

Recent Training in “Streamlined” Collaborative Divorce

I just attended a 3 day seminar on Collaborative divorce. The training was supposed to teach me a more “streamlined” way to handle collaborative cases. For those of you who do not know, Collaborative divorces, at least here in the Tampa bay area usually involve 2 attorneys, a neutral psychological professional “coach” and a neutral […]

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Alternatives to “Going to Court”… Exactly What is Mediation?

Alternatives to “Going to Court”… Exactly What is Mediation?

Litigation, which means going to court and allowing a judge to decide matters in your divorce, is incredibly expensive, time consuming and exhausting.  It is commonplace to spend tens of thousands of dollars and several years in the litigation process. There are no guarantees that the outcome of a litigated case will be favorable to […]

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Practical Ideas to Ease Your Suffering Through a Divorce

Practical Ideas to Ease Your Suffering Through a Divorce

I am an attorney, not a psychologist or a counselor. I am a big proponent of professional therapy for almost everyone going through a divorce. The disappointment, anger, anxiety and other feelings are things that very few of us have the natural ability to manage without the advice and assistance of a professional. Whether you […]

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The Way You Communicate with Your Spouse Is Important

The Way You Communicate with Your Spouse Is Important

Emails, posts on Facebook, tweets, texts and even comments made on social media are often used as evidence in court.   The way you communicate during your divorce can make or break your case.   Here are a few ground rules to help: 1. Don’t post comments about your divorce on any social media site.  There is […]

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