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How is Child Support Calculated in Florida?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

The issue of child support is often one of extreme importance for divorcing spouses in Florida. To be sure, child support, which is payment from one spouse to the other for the support any shared children, is necessary to ensure their well-being. In the Sunshine State, Florida Statute 61.30 sets forth guidelines for how child support should be… Read More »

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Teen Drivers & Distractions in Florida

By Crystal C. Spencer |

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 60 percent of all accidents caused by teenage drivers occur due to some type of distraction. This is an alarming statistic, especially when you consider the inexperience of the typical teenage driver. The 60 percent figure is three times the rate of accidents caused by distracted… Read More »

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Injured By An Aggressive Driver

By Crystal C. Spencer |

It seems like everyone is in a hurry these days, including drivers on Florida roads. Whether it’s from stress, a self-centered attitude, or because they’re running late, aggressive driving has become a serious problem across the country. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that aggressive driving is the cause of… Read More »

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Dealing with Divorce in the Florida Workplace

By Crystal C. Spencer |

If you’re going through a divorce, you might not have given a lot of thought to how this will affect you at work. Assuming you have a full-time job, you spend more of your waking hours at work during the week than anywhere else. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that your problems at… Read More »

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Tips to Help You Prepare Your Children for Divorce

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Deciding to pursue a divorce is never easy, especially when you and your spouse have children together. Some parents dread telling their children so much that they avoid it as long as possible. What they probably don’t realize is that even their youngest children can tell that something serious is happening with their parents,… Read More »

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Distracted Driving: Look Out for Children Going Back to School

By Crystal C. Spencer |

A recent report by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 29 percent of fatal pedestrian accident occur in the fall. This makes it the deadliest time of year for people crossing a road on foot. Unfortunately, distracted driving is a leading cause of these types of accidents. Now that school… Read More »

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Divorce, Religion, and Child-Rearing

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Some of the world’s most devastating conflicts have arisen over religion. It should come as no surprise that, during the already fraught process of obtaining a divorce, many parents of differing faiths find it all but impossible to reach a suitable compromise on the manner and extent of their child’s religious education. Courts will… Read More »

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Bills under Consideration Would Alter Court’s Options to Enforce Child Support Payment, Calculation of Alimony

By Crystal C. Spencer |

The Florida state legislature is currently considering two bills relevant to divorce and custody in Florida. One would modify the manner in which Florida courts can sanction parents who have failed to pay child support. The other would alter how alimony is calculated after a divorce. Court’s ability to automatically revoke nonpaying parent’s driver’s… Read More »

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Consider These Tips if Separating from Your Spouse

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Making the choice to divorce from a spouse requires serious consideration and time. Many couples elect to spend a period of time separated before filing for divorce to be sure that they wish to end their marriage. It’s important to enter a separation thoughtfully and with adequate planning to make the separation as painless… Read More »

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Proving Income of a Self-Employed Spouse

By Crystal C. Spencer |

There are many reasons why the parties to a divorce are required to produce complete and truthful financial disclosures to the court. Income and asset information is used to calculate spousal maintenance, child support payments, and a fair division of marital assets. If your spouse has a traditional, salaried job and does not earn… Read More »

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