Devolder Law Blog

Marital Property: It’s Not About Whose Name Is on the Account!

“It’s my car… I’m the one who drives it and I make the payments.” “You wanted the hardwood floors, and the loan is in your name… they’re not my problem.” 

These 5 Mistakes Can Hurt Your Family Law Case

The breakup of a marriage is always an emotional process, which means that many people going through a divorce let their decision-making become clouded by strong feelings. While this is understandable, it can have a negative impact on your legal case and the overall outcome of your divorce. 

How Do Florida Courts Determine Child Support? 

If you don’t understand the laws regarding child support in Florida, the child support judgments handed down by courts can seem like a mystery. In some cases, a father of four children may end up owing less child support than a father of two, which can lead to parents feeling frustrated and wronged when the court sets…

“I Take Care of the Kids and I Don’t Work — How Can I Afford a Divorce?”

A petition for divorce can hit especially hard for a stay-at-home parent, and the worries can quickly begin to pile up: How will I support myself and my children?  Where will the money for bills and the rent/mortgage come from?  Will I receive enough child support and alimony?  Can I handle this alone? If not, how can I possibly afford an attorney?…

“I Want to Go Home!”: Relocating with Children After a Divorce

After a divorce, there’s nothing you want more than a fresh start, which is why taking your children and moving to a new location can seem like a wonderful idea. You’re not alone if you feel this way, and many of our clients come to us and ask some version of the following: 

Wondering How to Protect an Aging Parent’s Assets? Planning Ahead Is Key

Thanks to advances in medical science and technology, people in the U.S. are living longer than ever — but those extra years of life sometimes come with serious financial and estate planning challenges. 

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How Does an Unmarried Father Protect His Paternity Rights?

Unmarried fathers can find themselves in a tricky situation when it comes to parental rights. While mothers have automatic rights to their children in the state of Florida, unmarried fathers generally need to establish their paternity before they can claim the same legal status. 

Have You Planned for Child Care in the Event of an Emergency?

When a family emergency hits, one thought stands out among the tangle of concerns racing through your mind: How can you make sure your children are safe and properly cared for? 

“This Just Isn’t Working Anymore”: Modifying Child Support and Time-Sharing in Florida

If you’ve gone to court to settle a family law matter and the court issued an order for time-sharing, alimony, or child support, you may be under the impression that the court’s order provides the “last word” on the issue (or issues) that it addresses.

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Financial Abuse: A Hidden Form of Domestic Violence

Most people today understand that the definition of domestic violence can extend beyond physical abuse to include emotional and psychological harm and manipulation.