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Child Custody Laws Questioned in Advocacy Group’s Report Card

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Are the Florida statutes friendly to parents who want to have equal time with their children after a divorce? A recent “report card,” created by the National Parents Organization, said that Florida can do better in its child custody laws. The advocacy group that drafted the report card aims to preserve bond between parents… Read More »

Same-Sex Divorce in Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Late last month, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi made clear that she would oppose same-sex divorce in Florida, according to a recent article from CBS Miami. Specifically, Bondi filed papers to prevent Heather Brassner’s petition for divorce from her former partner, Megan Lade, from going any further in the Florida court system. Since same-sex… Read More »

Florida Homeowners Association Questions and Answers

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

A recent article in the Naples Daily News reported on common questions among condominium owners and homeowners with regard to homeowners association (HOA) rights and responsibilities. If you are a Florida homeowner and have questions about what an HOA board can and cannot do, you’re probably not the only one. Below you’ll find some… Read More »

Divorce During Retirement: What Do Floridians Need to Know?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Divorce Rates Climbing Among Older Adults How often do retirees decide to divorce in Florida? The answer may be surprising, as recent years have seen an increasing trend of older adults deciding to go their separate ways. According to a recent article in the Washington Post,divorce rates among older adults are on the rise,… Read More »

Abiding By Child Custody Court Orders

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Do Florida Laws Need to Change When it Comes to Child Custody? According to a recent article in the Tampa Bay Times, current child custody laws in Florida may need to be revised. What’s the problem? In short, parents aren’t always sticking to the custody orders put in place by a judge, and there’s… Read More »

Inherited Assets and Equitable Distribution in Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Many couples considering divorce have questions about the division of marital assets, particularly in cases where one of the spouses inherited a significant amount of money during the marriage. Before we turn to inherited assets, it’s important to understand how marital assets typically are divided in our state. Dividing Property in Florida During Divorce… Read More »

Military Divorce: Division of Military Pensions

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Military divorce is defined as a divorce where one of the parties is either active duty military, a reservist, National Guard member, or retired from active duty military, the National Guard, or Reserves.  A military divorce can be quite complicated, for example, when considering the division of a military pension. There are many roadblocks… Read More »

Child Support: Florida Guidelines and Calculations

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When it comes to child support, each state has different standards and guidelines. But generally speaking, child support guidelines are uniform throughout the State of Florida, and the guidelines provide standards  to calculate the support needed for a child, and the amount of each parent’s responsibility. Section 61.30, Florida Statutes, governs child support in… Read More »

Condo Arbitration: Non-Binding Arbitration in Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

What is a condo arbitration? Arbitration is an alternative to a court proceeding where a neutral third person, called an arbitrator, considers the facts and arguments presented by the parties and renders a decision. An arbitration proceeding may involve a hearing if there are disputed issues of material fact. If a hearing is held,… Read More »

What’s Mine is Mine; What’s Yours is Negotiable – Property Division in Florida Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Unfortunately, divorce is a cruel reality for many people. Probably the most arduous part of the divorce proceeding is determining who gets what property. It should be noted that most property distribution is often addressed and settled between the parties in a marital settlement agreement outside the courtroom. In the event the parties are… Read More »

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