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Defining “Income” For Florida Child Support

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Like most other states of the union, Florida uses the income shares model when assessing parental child support responsibilities. However, the relevant statutes are somewhat vague on what exactly constitutes ‘income’ – given the list of exemptions and adjustments that can be made to gross income under Florida law. If you are in a… 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 »

What Prenuptial Agreements Cannot Cover

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Prenuptial agreements, or prenups, can cover most of the issues that any couple will face if they decide to split up. However, there are some legal niceties that are not, by law, permitted to be handled in a prenuptial agreement. If you place certain provisions in an agreement, you run the risk of having… Read More »

Shifting the Focus to Fathers’ Parental Rights

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Although many states across the country have laws that deal with co-parenting and time-sharing measures in the event of a divorce with kids, a number of fathers’ rights advocates believe that judges are not doing enough to ensure that fathers have an equal hand in day-to-day childrearing. Under Florida Statute Section 61.13, our state’s… Read More »

Learning More About Benefits for Divorced Spouses

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If you get divorced in Florida, you are likely to have questions about how retirement benefits will work for your former spouse. Whether you are filing for divorce in your 30s or well into retirement, the issue of Social Security benefits after divorce should be an important topic. We can help you to understand… Read More »

Grandparent Visitation After a Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When Florida couples with children file for divorce, custody and visitation issues typically will focus on the parents and time-sharing agreements. In many cases, however, grandparents feel that their visitation rights aren’t taken into account, particularly in situations where those grandparents have played a significant role in childrearing. According to a recent article in… Read More »

Complicated Feelings and Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Does filing for divorce still have the stigma it carried decades ago? While many Americans have come to view divorce as a situation for which we should express sympathy and kindness, some still feel there’s some dishonor in being a divorcee. In particular, according to a recent story in Stars and Stripes Magazine, stigma… 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 »

Same-Sex Divorce Upheld in Florida Appellate Court

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Earlier this year, same-sex marriage became legal in Florida. While this change in the law suggested that same-sex divorce also could become a possibility in our state, no clear decisions had made same-sex divorce clearly permissible throughout Florida. However, a recent decision by Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a decision “cementing the… Read More »

Funding for Healthy Co-Parenting Research in Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Many couples who file for divorce will need to consider the effects of their decision on their children. Indeed, questions of child custody and visitation can become extremely contentious—even in divorces that at first appeared to be uncontested. According to a recent article in the Tallahassee Democrat, researchers at Florida State University just received… Read More »

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