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Monthly Archives: September 2020


Former Top Women’s Tennis Player Wins Right to Litigate Divorce Case in Florida

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

What happens when spouses file competing divorce lawsuits in different courts? In this situation, Florida judges will apply what is known as the principles of priority and comity. “Priority” means that when two courts in the same state have jurisdiction over the same parties and legal claims, the court that acquired that jurisdiction first… Read More »

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What Happens If You “Dissipate” Marital Assets During a Pending Divorce Case?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

In a Florida divorce case, the normal rule is that a court will equally divide any marital property between the spouses. There are, of course, multiple exceptions to this rule. For example, if the judge believes that one spouse has “dissipated” any marital assets, that may be a factor in making an unequal award… Read More »

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Does a Parent’s Increase in Income Automatically Mean an Increase in Child Support Payments?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

Child support obligations do not always remain static. Even when the parents have agreed that one of them will pay a specified amount of child support, the other parent may later petition a judge for an increase based on a “substantial change” in circumstances. For example, the parent paying support may now earn substantially… Read More »

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How Can Homeschooling Affect the Calculation of Alimony and Child Support Obligations?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

With the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, many parents have been forced into the role of homeschooling teachers. But even before the pandemic, a significant number of Florida parents voluntarily considered homeschooling the best educational option for their children. But how can the decision to homeschool impact a court’s calculation of alimony or child support? Appeals… Read More »

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