Premarital Agreements Under The Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure

August 31, 2023

A premarital agreement is an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective upon marriage. Florida Statute 61.079 is considered and commonly referred to as the “Uniform Premarital Agreement Act” and it applies only to proceedings under the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure. To learn more about prenuptial agreements, pursuant to Florida Statute 61.079, continue reading as we discuss its enforcement, amendment, and formation.

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Understanding the MAJOR changes to Florida’s Alimony Laws (effective July 1, 2023)

August 25, 2023

In the State of Florida, an individual who is a party to a case for dissolution of marriage (i.e. divorce matter), may request that the court enter an award of alimony in his/her favor (unless alimony was waived in a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement). Traditionally, prior to July 1, 2023, the nature of the request for alimony could have been in the form of: (1) bridge-the-gap, (2) rehabilitative, (3) durational, or (4) permanent alimony. However, the Florida legislature has recently made some MAJOR changes to the Florida alimony laws (Fla. Stat. 61.08). Most notably, the elimination of permanent alimony and the NEW criteria for alimony modifications. Those are just two changes, but there are so many more. Keep reading to learn what changes have been made to the alimony laws, effective July 1, 2023.

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Florida Family & Marital Law Attorney: Marck Joseph, Esq.

July 3, 2023

In the State of Florida, Family and Marital Law refers to the legal issues, matters, and proceedings that typically surround familial relationships. Particularly, those matters related to marriage, divorce, child custody, and support. The State of Florida has very specific regulations and laws on marriage, divorce, child support, time sharing, equitable distribution of assets, and other familial and relationship matters, including specific requirements in terms of age requirements, license requirements, and pre-marital processes in some cases. To learn more about the general aspects of Florida family law continue reading.

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Navigating Child Support Matters: In The State of Florida

June 27, 2023

Child support is an important familial issue that affects many parents in the stateof Florida. In the State of Florida, each parent hasa fundamental obligation to support his or her minor or legally dependent child. To help accomplish this principle, the State of Florida, has established what are known as “guidelines” which is a schedule based on the parents’ combined net income estimated to have been allocated to the child as if the parents and children were living in an intact household. These guidelines encourage fair and efficient settlement of support issues between parents and minimize the need for litigation. Continue reading for more information on navigating child support matters in Florida.

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Miami Equitable Distribution Lawyer

March 3, 2023

The experienced Family and Marital Law attorneys at The Joseph Firm, P.A., can help you with the equitable distribution process and clarify how Florida law affects property acquired before or during your marriage.

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Understanding Child Custody In Florida

October 14, 2022

If you're facing a child custody dispute or you're in the middle of a divorce involving minor children, read more to learn more about child custody (Time Sharing) in Florida.

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Understanding Child Support In Florida

October 14, 2022

If you're looking to have a better understanding of child support issues under Florida law (including common misconceptions), keep reading!

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Understanding Divorce in Florida

October 10, 2022

Couples facing divorce often experience a very emotional and stressful time. Before filing for divorce, it is best to understand what divorce is and what you can expect. Continue reading to learn some of the basics of Florida divorce.

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How Does Back-Pay Child Support Work In Florida?

September 16, 2022

PICTURE THIS: It's a typical day, you wake up to the smell of coffee when suddenly your phone rings. You answer and, on the other end, is the mother of your child. She reminds you that your child support payment is late. But, you don't know how to tell her that you're struggling to make ends meet for yourself. If you're struggling to make regular back-pay child support payments in Florida, keep reading.

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September 11, 2022

It can be devastating to learn that the child you've raised for years is not yours biologically. In the mist of it all, you're probably wondering to yourself, "What happens now, and do I have any rights”? If these are some of your questions, continue reading to learn more about Florida's paternity laws. 

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