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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 »

Calculating Child Support Under Florida Guidelines

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

One common denominator in most Florida divorces is child support. While it is necessary to work out an equitable compromise, it is also in the interest of the court, as well as the family involved, to do so quickly and fairly. If there are disputes, Florida courts are unafraid to help the spouses reach… Read More »

How To Make A Prenuptial Agreement “Bulletproof”

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

In some relationships, it is not enough to have a prenuptial agreement. Very often, these are attacked during breakups and divorces, to the point where some or all of the agreement may be ruled unenforceable. There are ways to ensure that your prenuptial agreement is as strong as it can be, however, which will… Read More »

Dementia and Competency to Seek Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If an older adult in Florida suffers from dementia, will a court consider him competent to file for divorce? That’s the question that a Palm Beach County circuit judge recently faced when 87-year-old Martin Zelman filed for divorce. Ultimately, Circuit Judge Charles Burton decided that Zelman “isn’t competent enough to seek a divorce” from… 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 »

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 »

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