Do I have to pay alimony in a divorce in Florida? In Florida, alimony is a multi-step process. First, what the court does is they look at the need of a party seeking alimony and the ability to pay of the other. Once they determine need and ability to pay, the court will then look…Read details
What happens to joint debts when we divorce in Florida? Joint debts become a part of equitable distribution, which is a division of all the marital assets and debts. It depends on the whole set of facts and circumstances for your particular case as to who ends up paying for what. Frequently that is decided…Read details
Domestic Violence Apollo Beach How can I get my spouse, who has exhibited violence, removed from the home?
How can I get my spouse, who has exhibited violence, removed from the home? There are a few ways to get a violent spouse removed from the home. Firstly, you can call the police while the violence is happening and if they’re arrested, a condition of their release from jail would almost always…Read details
How can I protect myself in Florida from a husband who abuses me? First, if you are the victim of a battery, be it a domestic battery or otherwise, the first thing you should do is call the police. We recommend you do that immediately. However also Butash and Donovan can help you. We can…Read details
My spouse is trying to kick me out of our home. Is that legal? Generally speaking it is not legal for one spouse to kick the other spouse out of the home if you’re going through a divorce or some kind of hard times. If it’s your residence and your spouse’s residence you both have…Read details
What is a domestic violence ex parte order? A domestic violence ex parte order is a domestic violence injunction. It’s ex parte because one party has filed an emergency motion and is having direct conversations with the court without the other party being present or privy to that conversation. It is strictly prohibited to have…Read details
Domestic Violence Brandon What happens if both parents agree about the custody and visitation but there has been a history of domestic violence?
What happens if both parents agree about the custody and visitation but there has been a history of domestic violence? If both parents agree as to a parenting plan as it involves the custody and visitation between each parent and any minor children, there’s a good chance that a court is going to approve it.…Read details
What is domestic violence? Domestic violence in Florida is generally defined as any assault, battery, or possibly stalking charge that’s against a family member or member of your household. The Florida Statutes defines a family member as anybody that is related to you, by either blood or marriage. A household member could include anybody…Read details
Domestic Violence Hernando Beach Can a parent with a history of causing domestic violence get visitation with the children?
Can a parent with a history of causing domestic violence get visitation with the children? Yes. A parent with a history of causing domestic violence can get visitation with children. There are several things that the court looks at. It’s very rare for a parent to not be allowed to have any time with the…Read details
I was abused. What can I do? If you are abused, the first thing we recommend you do is call the police. Have a police report taken, and, if necessary, the police will arrest the person, and the state attorney’s office can charge them with a crime. Otherwise what you can do is you can…Read details