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The short answer is no. The difference is whether they are “allowed to” or whether they “do”. Most cases do not take place in a vacuum. This means that while your ex is not legally allowed to stop alimony or child support payments without a court order, sometimes they do. So what should you NOT do? Do NOT take any retaliation steps. Do NOT do the same behavior they are doing. If your ex stops…
Reese Witherspoon is the Founder of Hello Sunshine. Hello Sunshine is a production company that creates wide-ranging content for women. I first learned about Hello Sunshine from Entrepreneur. The production company is crushing it with podcasts, book clubs, and a television channel. Reese Witherspoon is an inspiration to me because she promotes women and more importantly invests in other women. She proves that women are valuable and hungry consumers of content. Learn more about Hello…
A hearing is where a judge, a magistrate, or another court officer hears about your case and usually about a specific matter. In family law cases, this could be a hearing on a Motion or a Final Hearing, where you are actually getting divorced. If you are the party with a Motion to be heard, make sure your Motion is properly filed with the Court and properly served on the other party. When you have…
Many people in foreclosure often hear recommendations that filing bankruptcy can “stop” their foreclosure. Bankruptcy can help stop your foreclosure, in some, but not all cases. Here, we decipher how bankruptcy can assist with your foreclosure and how it will not. Bankruptcy can sometimes help your foreclosure case. Bankruptcy can help your foreclosure case by temporarily freezing your foreclosure case. Bankruptcy temporarily “freezes” your foreclosure case through a legal concept called the “automatic stay”. After…
If you have a second mortgage, the chapter of bankruptcy you file may have a large impact on your case. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, a completely unsecured/underwater mortgage may be stripped off. This is not true in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. How to determine if your 2nd mortgage is completely unsecured/underwater Request a payoff statement from your 1st mortgage company Request a payoff statement from your 2nd mortgage company Review the Just…
Florida Statute §61.13001 (Parental Relocation with a child) is not just for parents who are relocating voluntarily. The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently found that Florida Statute §61.13001 does not include language in favor of a request to relocate with the child merely because the parent’s relocation was involuntary, let alone language suggesting the sections are inapplicable. http://aston.hu/map167   In the case of Joseph Castleman v. Jeann Bicaldo, 248 So. 3d 1181 (Fla. 4th…
Advice is always easier said than done. I recently spoke to first year law students at Stetson University School of Law and I shared that quote with them. I presented “How to bounce back from No”, a discussion aimed at recognizing and accepting failures and providing tips on how to do not wallow in the feeling of “failure”. My husband and I use what we call the “goalie” rule to accept our failures but not…