When a Divorce or Paternity case is resolved, the settlement agreement, or Consent Final Judgment (CFJ), is signed by the parties and entered by a judge. Sometimes the terms of the CFJ need to be modified. In this service series, we will discuss the requirements to request a modification of child support and timesharing.
Today, we are discussing particular factors to evaluate when searching for a family law attorney. It is imperative that you assess an attorney during a consultation and choose an attorney who you believe to be competent, upfront, goal oriented, and, above all, a person you feel comfortable working with. Every case is unique, so too are attorneys.
The Houser Law Firm in Jacksonville, FL focuses exclusively in family law issues, but how do you know when it is time to reach out for legal help? This week's blog post talks about when you should think about hiring an attorney.
n situations where two people have a child and are not married, either party may file a Paternity case. A Paternity judgment is a court order signed by a judge declaring a man to be the legal father of a child. The judgment will also lay out a timesharing schedule and child support. Today we are talking about the process of establishing paternity.
Many consultations we have are with people trying to determine their options, should they move forward with filing for divorce. Many people struggle with the decision to file, understandably so. There are many things to consider when contemplating a divorce.
At The Houser Law Firm in Jacksonville, Florida, we are here to help you in all aspects of family law. In continuing with our service series, today we will be talking about child support.
Child support is money provided to a parent raising a child without the financial help of the other parent being in the home. Child support is paid to meet the needs of the child, including housing, utilities, food, clothing, and medical care. Child support may not be waived. The child has a right to receive child support, and a parent cannot waive the right of the child.
We are continuing our Service Series today by talking about timesharing as it relates to family law. Timesharing is the schedule that divides a child's time between the parents. The timesharing schedule is usually documented within the Parenting Plan, which sets out in greater detail how timesharing will work and the responsibilities of each parent.
During a divorce or paternity proceeding, the parties are required to attend mediation in an attempt to resolves all the issues related to the case. Mediation is the next subject of our service series. The article below will outline the steps of the mediation process and what to expect.
THE MEDIATION PROCESS – In a divorce, paternity or modification proceeding, the parties are required to attend mediation. If the parties come to an agreement at mediation, the case is complete. However, if no agreement is reached, the parties will move forward to trial.
ast week, we discussed active effort in the appreciation of non-marital assets. Going hand in hand with the appreciation of non-marital assets is the next part of our service series, equitable distribution.
Equitable distribution is the distribution of marital assets and debts accrued during a marriage.
The general rule in Florida is that marital assets and debts will be divided equally between the parties upon divorce. It is important to note that even if an asset or debt is only in one name, the asset or debt is still considered marital if accrued during the marriage.
Examples of marital assets include:
I recently read an article by Jerry Reiss and Michael R. Walsh regarding active efforts and how they are applied to the appreciation of non-marital assets. This article is helpful to parties who had assets prior to the marriage, and those assets appreciated in value during the marriage. The question becomes: Does the other spouse have a claim to the asset?
At The Houser Law Firm, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida, we often handle the issue of alimony while representing a client through the divorce process.
What is alimony? Alimony is a legal obligation on a spouse to provide financial support to the other spouse during and/or after a divorce. Alimony is also referred to as "spousal support" or "maintenance."
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Welcome to The Houser Law Firm service series, where we discuss specific family law matters and how we can assist you through your particular family law issue.
This article will discuss the issue of divorce. A divorce proceeding can be an overwhelming and difficult time, and there are many issues that may arise during the process. It is wise to obtain counsel to navigate the divorce process, anticipate the legal issues that may arise and develop a legal strategy accordingly. Below is information regarding the process of divorce to give you a better understanding of what you can expect to occur during your case.
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