Florida grandmother held responsible for child support

A Florida woman has reportedly had child support deducted from her pay for the support of a grandchild. Her son was a minor when the child was born, but the deductions allegedly continued even after her son turned 18. When the woman and her attorney contacted officials about the situation, they allegedly received conflicting responses. […]

Facebook may hurt parents who default on child support

Florida residents may be interested in a contemporary method family courts are using to ascertain whether parents obligated to pay child support are misrepresenting their financial resources. In Wisconsin, some officials have made it a practice to cross-check obligors’ social media posts against the resources they claim to have or not have. According to the […]

Considerations for splitting a home during a divorce

It is wise for individuals seeking a divorce to take special care in negotiating for the disbursement of marital property, especially family homes. Florida state law follows a principle of “equal distribution” with respect to divorce mediations, wherein the outcomes sought by judges are equitable divisions of marital property between parties. The property division phase […]

Retirement funds are a marital property asset

Financial experts say that not claiming a fair share of retirement funds is one of the biggest mistakes an individual can make when he or she is contemplating a divorce. In a survey sponsored by the Securian Financial Group, 31 percent of people who divorced after 10 or more years of marriage had staked no […]

Lawsuit alleges businessman cheated ex-wife

One point of contention in a Florida McDonald’s franchisee’s divorce is a property in Boca Raton. A federal suit alleges that the franchisee used dubious tactics to sell off assets like the Florida home and cheated his ex-wife out of the amount of money that she deserved. An arbitrator ruled that the ex-wife would receive […]

Pet custody an issue in Banderas and Griffith divorce

Florida divorces can be contentious if the parties need to determine how to divide up priceless possessions such as pets. Even the rich and famous may encounter problems coming to an arrangement for pet ownership. Actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are going to have to figure out what to do with their three dogs, […]

DMX to pay ex-wife $15,000 in child support

Florida fans of DMX might be interested to know that the rapper will not get to keep the royalty checks that he normally receives from Universal Music Group. They have been garnished and will be sent to his ex-wife to support the four children that they had during their marriage and for other expenses. According […]

How the wealthy in Florida should handle divorce

Regardless of how much money a couple has, they tend to have good intentions about preserving their marriage for as long as possible. However, if a split is warranted, there are three common mistakes that many wealthy married couples make. The first mistake is assuming that going to court is going to produce an outcome […]