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March 2018 Archives

Why consider lump-sum alimony?

Like many in Plantation, you may have a lot of misconceptions about alimony. In reality, it is only meant to be a temporary means of assistance while you (or your ex-spouse) work your way back into a position of enjoying a similar standard of living to the one you had while you were married. Alimony may also not be something that you (or your ex-spouse) are required to pay indefinitely. According to the Florida Bar Journal, the court may decide to award a lump-sum alimony payment in your case. 

The importance of fathers in a child’s development

When parents separate or file for divorce, they often create a parenting schedule to ensure their children are able to spend time with each parent. While many people in Florida and across the country believe that spending time with both parents is equally important, studies actually show how critical a fathers involvement in a child’s life is to their development. Not only does it affect their ability to do well in school, but it can improve their social, health and wellbeing.

Covering your kids' healthcare costs

As you prepare for your divorce in Plantation, your thoughts will inevitably turn to the continued care and support of your kids. Many in your same situation have come to us here at The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC asking who is responsible for their children's medical expenses. The answer to that question depends on the unique circumstances of your case. 

What is bridge-the-gap alimony?

If you have gone through a divorce in Florida, chances are that the matter of alimony has come up throughout the process. Alimony, a way of providing financial support to a former spouse, can be awarded in various forms based on the length of the marriage and need, and can be either long-term or short-term based on the circumstances. According to the Florida State Legislature, bridge-the-gap alimony is a short-term financial support plan that assists one of the parties while transitioning from being married to being single.

The dangers of becoming a Disneyland dad

Parenting following a divorce in Plantation can be challenging, particularly for those whose custody has been limited by their divorce decrees. Most who are in this situation look for ways that they can maximize the time they have with their kids. Some allow this ambition to prompt them to fill their parenting time with activities and adventures, forsaking any rules and structure. In their minds, this essentially "buys" their children's continuing affection while painting the custodial parent as being mean and demanding. Yet these "Disneyland dads" often find that such a strategy does not lend itself to effective long-term parenting. 

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