Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Tips When Fighting For Sole Parental Responsibility
The term ‘sole custody’ has not been used in Florida for many years. However, parents who want to limit contact between their child and their spouse after divorce can fight for sole parental responsibility. When a parent is awarded sole parental responsibility, they will be the primary caregiver for the child and the other… Read More »
Why Should You Draft A Postnuptial Agreement?
Premarital agreements are much more common today than they once were but still, some couples do not want to broach the topic as they are planning their wedding. After a couple has settled into married life, they may begin to feel more comfortable about their finances, or circumstances may change that leave one spouse… Read More »
Is It Legal To Record Your Spouse During Divorce?
It is not uncommon for people going through a divorce to act one way when they are in front of a judge only to act like a completely different person when they are not in the courtroom. Your spouse may act polite and respectful during formal proceedings, only to become outraged and yell and… Read More »
Five Tips For A Peaceful Divorce
If you are considering divorce, or you have already started the process, you may envision a long and bitter battle ahead of you. Fortunately, although divorce is one of the most challenging and emotional events you may ever experience, it does now always have to be contentious. You can avoid unnecessary conflict and resolve… Read More »
The Process Of Serving Divorce Papers In Florida
Deciding to divorce your spouse is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do. Unfortunately, making that tough decision is just the beginning of the process. As in every other state, Florida outlines very specific procedures you must follow when filing for divorce. First, you must complete the petition for dissolution… Read More »
Frequently Asked Questions About Alimony In Florida
Many people pursue alimony during the divorce process, but this is one term that is highly misunderstood. Not everyone is eligible to receive alimony, and it is not uncommon for people to become concerned about whether they will have to pay it and if so, the amount the court will order. Below, our Brandon… Read More »
Do Florida Courts Have A Bias Against Fathers In Custody Proceedings?
If you are a father who has filed for divorce, or have received paperwork informing you that your spouse has started proceedings, child custody is likely one of the biggest concerns you are facing. Historically, family courts have favored mothers in child custody proceedings, not necessarily because of their gender but because they were… Read More »
Does It Matter Who Files For Divorce First?
Some people when considering divorce want to take some time before filing to make sure their marriage cannot be repaired. Others, though, often wonder if there is an advantage to filing first and whether doing so will help them receive a better outcome in their case. Legally speaking, there is no advantage to filing… Read More »
How Long Do Fathers Have To Establish Paternity In Florida?
Fatherhood seems like a straightforward concept, but there are times when it can become complex. In Florida, fathers may have to legally establish paternity if they were not married to the mother at the time of birth. Establishing paternity has many benefits. It gives the father child custody and visitation rights, as well as… Read More »
Things To Know About Gray Divorce
According to recent research, the divorce rate in the United States has declined among the general population. However, the divorce rate among those who are aged 50 and above has doubled in recent years. These divorces are known as gray divorces, and they present unique issues. Due to the fact that gray divorces involve… Read More »