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What Is Florida Child Support Intended To Cover?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If you are getting divorced, and you have minor children, expect that either you or your soon-to-be ex-spouse (or both, in rare cases) will be asked to pay child support. Florida law sees it as a legal and moral obligation for both parents to support their children, making the right belong to the child… Read More »


Florida Condo Board Members & Fiduciary Duty

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Almost every condominium building is run by an association, which then nominates or elects a board of directors. While every unit owner is an association member, the board of directors is generally a smaller group, and may include a professional property manager or management company, as well as unit owners. In Florida, both the… Read More »


Emotional Support Animals & Community Associations

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

There are many, many people who own pets and get genuine love and joy from that relationship. Some animals, however, have a higher calling, being specifically registered as emotional support animals (ESAs) or service animals to assist their owners with specific conditions. That said, it is sadly not uncommon for landlords and other housing… Read More »


Different Types Of Estate Administration In Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When someone passes away, most of the time their estate will have to go through probate before any assets can be disbursed to their beneficiaries. However, not every estate is created equal. Some will be quite extensive, requiring careful investigation to ensure that the right asset goes to the right heir. Other estates are… Read More »


On Florida Prenuptial Agreements

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Once seen as only necessary for rich people, prenuptial agreements or prenups are much more common for couples in all walks of life. While not every marriage will be in need of a prenup, there are several situations in which one may make life substantially easier in the event of a divorce or other… Read More »


Frequently Asked Questions On Florida Child Support

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If you are planning to divorce in Florida, and you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have minor children, one or both of you will wind up paying child support after your divorce is final. That said, it is all too easy to become confused about the issue of support, with recent changes to state law… Read More »


The Elective Share And Florida Estate Planning

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Florida has a rule referred to as the ‘elective share,’ designed to protect a surviving spouse from being completely disinherited by their spouse’s will. While the elective share is less commonly taken than it used to be, it is still possible for a spouse to avail themselves of this provision. However, if this happens,… Read More »


Unique Factors In Florida Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Divorce is never an easy event, but if you or your spouse (or both of you) are members of the U.S. military, there are several issues that you will have to contend with during your divorce that civilians take for granted. If you have questions or concerns about the divorce process, enlisting an experienced… Read More »


Child Support & College In Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If a child decides they want to attend college, their parents may choose to contribute or to decline. Some states, such as Hawaii, incorporate college expenses into child support obligations, but as of this writing, Florida is not one of them. In most cases, Florida courts see parents’ choosing to contribute to their child’s… Read More »


Installing Security Cameras In Florida Condo Associations

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

More and more often nowadays, community associations are installing security cameras in common areas, in order to combat potential criminal acts (for example, vandalism) or negligent behavior. However, an association cannot simply install them – Florida case law holds that to install cameras is a ‘material or substantial alteration’ to the common areas, and… Read More »

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