Answers To Frequently Asked Florida Family Law Questions
What is family law mediation?
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that allows couples to resolve their divorce and other family law matters outside of court. Florida requires couples proceed through mediation first before litigating issues involving their divorce.
How much child support will I have to pay in my Florida divorce?
Florida uses a set of guidelines as set forth under the law to determine the amount of child support to award. The award will be based on what’s known as the “Income Shares Model,” or the standard of living of the child had the parents not divorced. Courts may use its dissection and deviate from the support amount if certain circumstances are present.
How will my assets be divided in my Florida divorce?
When it comes to dividing assets in a divorce, Florida follows the principle of equitable distribution. This means that assets will not be split evenly in a divorce but rather fairly and equitably.
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