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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 »


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 »


How Do You Disestablish Paternity in Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

In Florida, it is possible for a man to disestablish paternity—even once it has already been established or after a child support order has been entered. When paternity is terminated, parental rights and parental responsibilities—including child support obligations—will also be extinguished. That being said, it is not easy to disestablish paternity in Florida. It… Read More »


The Executor is Not Following the Will — What Options are Available

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

A will is a foundational estate planning document. In writing a proper will, one needs to appoint an executor — this being the trusted person who will be responsible for identifying property, handling all debts and creditor claims, and distributing assets in accordance with the last wishes of the deceased. Unfortunately, in some cases,… Read More »


Estate Planning in Florida: Understanding Creditor Claims

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Most people carry some form of debt or other ongoing financial obligation through the entire course of their life. When an estate goes into the probate process in Florida, creditors can—and often will—attempt to make a claim against the estate in order to get a share of the proceeds. An important aspect of proper… Read More »


Can You Get Support for a Child Who is Older than Eighteen in Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Divorced or separated parents have a duty to provide basic financial support for their children. Either through an agreement or a court order, the non-custodial parent may be obligated to make monthly child support payments. As noted by the Florida Department of Revenue, authorities in the state are currently providing child support services to… Read More »


How to Prepare for an Adoption Home Study in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Adoption can change the lives of children, parents, and families for the better. According to the most recent data from the National Council for Adoption (NCFA), approximately 135,000 are adopted in the United States each year. One study found that 97 percent of adoptive parents were happy that they made the decision. If you… Read More »


Is Same Sex Divorce Different in Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Same sex marriage has been legally recognized in Florida since early January of 2015—when the state court case of Brenner v. Scott went into effect. Less than six months later, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same sex marriage nationwide. Now, same sex couples have the right to get married—and divorced—in every… Read More »


How Does Florida’s Homestead Exemption Impact Estate Planning

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

In Florida, individuals and families may be entitled to a ‘homestead exemption’ that will reduce the total cost of their property taxes and protect them from certain creditor claims. As explained by the Florida Department of Revenue, a portion of the value of your primary residence is automatically exempt from state property taxes. While… Read More »


Child Support in Florida: Understanding Imputed Income

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Under Florida law, child support obligations are calculated, largely, by considering the income level of the parents. Indeed, the state has put specific child support guidelines in place. However, these guidelines do not work in every case. For a number of different reasons, Florida may allow a deviation from the standard child support guidelines…. Read More »

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