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What Is Imputed Income?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Child support is a right owed to every child from their parents. If the parents choose to divorce, the court will usually assign a certain amount of child support to be paid each month, from the noncustodial parent to the custodial parent (in trust for the child). However, sometimes the noncustodial parent will try… Read More »

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Lawmakers Renew Fight Over Florida Alimony Reform

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Over time, most U.S. states have reformed their policies on alimony (also called spousal support in some jurisdictions), eliminating measures such as lifetime alimony. Florida, in many ways, remains an exception, though state lawmakers have tried in recent years to remedy that. If you are in a position where you pay or receive Florida… Read More »

Reasons To Sign A Prenuptial Agreement

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Prenuptial agreements, or prenups, tend to be seen as an implicit failure on the part of one or both halves of a couple by many. They argue that a prenup is proof that the marriage is not being entered into in good faith, or that it presupposes the possibility of divorce. In reality, some… Read More »

Dividing Military Benefits in a Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Even in the most amicable and uncontested divorces in Florida, dealing with property division can be a frustrating and confusing process. How will your assets and debts be divided? And will you and your spouse be required to sell certain property you’ve acquired during the marriage? In Florida, it’s important to remember that a… Read More »

Alimony Reform and Co-Parenting Issues

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Did you know that Florida lawmakers have introduced a new issue into the bill aimed at alimony reform? And, according to a recent article in the Orlando Sentinel, many legislators aren’t happy about it. In short, Senator Tom Lee asked Senator Kelli Stargel, who sponsored the alimony reform measure, to include a provision about… Read More »

Will Alimony Reform Lower Florida Divorce Rates?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Florida frequently is ranked as one of the states with the highest divorce rates, based on figures reported by the U.S. Census. But will alimony reform in the state lead more couples to rethink whether divorce is actually the right decision for them? According to a recent article in the Saint Petersburg Blog, some… Read More »

Protecting Your Finances in Later Life Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

A surprisingly high number of Florida retirees decide to file for divorce. These “gray divorces” can provide older adults with more social freedoms in later life, particularly since they’re no longer bound by work schedules. At the same time, however, it can be very difficult to separate financially when you’ve been planning for retirement… Read More »

Are Alimony Changes on the Way in Florida?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Florida Alimony Reform Movement According to a recent article in the Jacksonville Daily Record, the remaining months in 2014 may bring some changes to Florida laws that will impact divorces and family law attorneys. In addition to potential changes regarding same-sex marriage and alterations to the Rule of Procedure (which may involve integrating the… Read More »

Should spouses use phone apps to assist in their divorce?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

It seems as if there is a phone application for virtually everything, from finding the lowest prices on gasoline to securing a great deal on your next hotel stay. We have come to rely on our phones to do far more than just allow us to communicate with one another; they now serve as… Read More »

Online silence the best policy in alimony dispute

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

For those in Florida who are struggling with a former spouse over the payment of spousal support, it is important to take precautions against worsening one’s legal stance through online activities. Specifically, posting comments and photos to sites such as Facebook or Twitter can seriously harm your ability to make a compelling legal argument… Read More »

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