Yes, Virginia, there is Legal Separation in Florida

On January 2, 2012, in Alimony, Child Support, General Family Law, by Brent Rose

It goes by a couple of weird names (like “legally separate maintenance” or “support unconnected with dissolution”), but Legal Separation does exist in Florida.  I get so mad because I hear all the time, not only from clients but from other lawyers, about how Florida doesn’t have legal separation.  I was even at a family […]

Reduce child support (or at least reduce the consequences of failure to pay)

On September 8, 2010, in Child Support, by Brent Rose

The St. Petersburg Times report a few months ago that filings to reduce child support in the Tampa courthouse almost doubled between 2005 and 2008 (the 2009 numbers aren’t in yet). In the St. Petersburg/Clearwater courthouses, the number of filings tripled, and in the county north of Clearwater, the filing went up fivefold. The state’s […]

Calculating child support in Florida

On May 21, 2010, in Child Support, by Brent Rose

Calculating child support in Florida is pretty easy, especially with some of the online tools available. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you calculate your own support: 1. Calculate your net incomes The first step in figuring out Florida child support is to calculate the net incomes of both parents. This is easy if you’ve […]

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