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February 2018 Archives

Supporting equal rights for all marriages

While it is unfortunate that same-sex couples still occasionally fight against discrimination in our South Florida communities, these attitudes are changing at a national level. While this might not help our clients in their daily struggles, federal law has empowered our attorneys at The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC to help with many of the legal hardships and challenges facing same-sex partners and their families.

Collecting alimony through a garnishment

For many of those who have been through a divorce in Plantation, the money received from alimony may be their primary means of support. Alimony itself is not meant to be a lifelong source of income for those who are entitled to it, but rather a means to help them compensate for their lost marital income until they can secure gainful employment. Yet for the 400,000 people that Forbes Magazine reports as receiving alimony in the U.S. as of 2014, any missed payments can quickly put them in dire financial straits. 

Modifying a child support obligation

A thought may exist in the minds of many in Plantation that child support is a method through which an embittered divorcee can get back at his or her ex-spouse. Child support is not meant to be punitive; rather, it is to ensure that the children that a divorced couple shares have sufficient resources to meet their needs. Yet such resources can only be provided when they are available to the one obliged to pay them. If and when a parent obligated to pay his or her child support sees his or her circumstances change, he or she can petition to have the agreement modified. 

Same-sex divorce in Florida

When a federal judge overturned Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages in 2015, it also opened the door for couples wishing to be apart. Many couples had married in other states, and as divorce statistics don’t discriminate, there were couples here in Florida waiting to divorce.

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