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I Am Having Another Child: Can I Get a Reduction in My Child Support Payments?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Non custodial parents have an obligation to provide financial support to their children. As explained by the Florida Department of Revenue, state law establishes basic guidelines for calculating how much child support is owed. In large part, child support payments are based on the obligor’s ability to pay—or more specifically, their ‘net income’. This… Read More »

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An Overview of the Collaborative Divorce Process Act

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Most divorce couples want to find amicable, low conflict solutions. Few people truly go into a divorce wanting a fight. Although divorces certainly have the potential to turn nasty, fierce disputes can often be avoided. In Florida, there is a legal process called “collaborative divorce” that is designed to encourage separating couples to work… Read More »

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What is the Statute of Limitations for Challenging a Trust Created By Undue Influence in Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

For many people, a trust is an effective, efficient estate planning tool. When everything goes right, a trust can avoid the probate process and assets can be distributed to the beneficiary without issue. Of course, there are some exceptions. For example, what happens if you find out that your vulnerable loved one was improperly… Read More »

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Will Interpretation in Florida: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Written language can be complicated. Even with professionally drafted legal documents, people may draw different meanings out of the text. Of course, in many cases, there is little or no doubt as to the meaning of a will. Still, there are plenty of exceptions. A court may be asked to step in and resolve… Read More »

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An Overview of Religion and Child Custody in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Religion is an important part of life for many parents and families in Florida. Indeed, recent survey data finds that 75 percent of adults in the state identify with a particular religious faith. When parents separate, differences in religious views and practice can be a source of conflict. This raises an important question: Will… Read More »

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When Can Power of Attorney Be Removed in Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Through a power of attorney, a trusted person can make legal and/or financial decisions on behalf of another person. For many people, powers of attorneys are an important part of a comprehensive estate plan. To be clear, a power of attorney is not necessarily permanent. Under Florida law (Florida Statutes § 709.2109), powers of… Read More »

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An Overview of Florida’s 2020 Alimony Reform Bill

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

On January 13th, 2020, SB 1832 was officially filed in the Florida State Senate. The companion to a similar House bill, the legislation seeks to reform our state’s alimony (spousal support) laws. Alimony reform has been a hot topic in Tallahassee for many years—and these bills mark just the latest attempt to make major… Read More »

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Understanding the Relationship Between Guardianship and Incapacity Proceedings in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

If an adult is no longer able to manage their own legal, financial, or medical affairs, a guardianship can help protect their interests and overall well-being. As explained by the Florida Courts, an adult guardianship will only be put into place when no less restrictive alternatives will work. Under Florida law, a person must… Read More »

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How to File a Motion to Deviate from Child Support Guidelines in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

In Florida, child support payments are typically determined based on state guidelines. Family law courts presume that the calculations made when using the child support guidelines will be fair and appropriate. Of course, that is certainly not true in every case. The child support guidelines do not work well for every situation. Parents in… Read More »

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What to Do If Your Ex Falls Behind on Alimony Payments

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Under Florida law (Florida Statutes  § 61.08), one spouse may be ordered to pay their former partner alimony following a marital separation. As a general rule, this tends to occur when the marriage lasted for a substantial period of time and there is a gap in the current and future economic prospects of each… Read More »

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