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  • FAQ: Alimony
    FAQ: Alimony

    Question #1: What is alimony? A: Also known as spousal support, alimony is an agreement or court order that is reached during divorce proceedings and results in one spouse having to pay the other ...

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  • State asks court if it can change birth certificate of transgender teen
    State asks court if it can change birth certificate of transgender teen

    Broward teen received court order to change name and birth certificate Family of teen threatened to sue the Department of Health if it didn’t make change Agency instead took the matter to court, ...

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  • Adding Fuel to the Alimony and Custody Reform Fire
    Adding Fuel to the Alimony and Custody Reform Fire

    On April 15, 2016, Governor Rick Scott vetoed a controversial bill that would have overhauled the state’s laws related to alimony – essentially ending permanent alimony and instead basing alimony ...

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  • Leveling The Custody Playing Field
    Leveling The Custody Playing Field

    These days, there is much more talk about “leveling the custody playing field” than ever before. There is an obvious shift in how we think about traditional gender roles in parenting, and there are ...

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  • Florida Governor Scott Signs Bill That Makes Cohabitation Legal
    Florida Governor Scott Signs Bill That Makes Cohabitation Legal

    Last week, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that repeals Florida’s cohabitation law. Now, unmarried couples can legally live together in the Sunshine State. Most people are not aware that it has been ...

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  • Should You Sign A Postnuptial Agreement?
    Should You Sign A Postnuptial Agreement?

    Postnuptial agreements are not as widely understood as their predecessor — the prenuptial agreement. They serve the same purpose as a prenup, but are drafted after the couple is married. Since assets ...

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