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In Florida, is a Child Born to a Married Woman Presumed to be Her Husband’s?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Suppose that a married woman in Florida falls in love with someone else and decides to leave her husband for her new lover. The woman moves out of her marital home and moves in with her new boyfriend. While living together the woman and her boyfriend decide to have a child together and welcome… Read More »


Will a Florida Divorce Court Let Me Keep the Gifts My Husband Gave Me During Our Marriage?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

When a couple gets divorced in Florida, state law requires that their property be distributed equitably. In other words, their property must be fairly (but not necessarily evenly) divided between the spouses. Some couples are able to divide their property on their own, or with the help of a mediator, while others ask the… Read More »


What to Expect During a Divorce Mediation

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Divorce mediations are getting more and more popular in Florida, likely due to the fact that mediation offers separating couples several key advantages that they would not be afforded were they to resolve their issues in court.  Moreover, the majority of courts in Florida now require parties to attend at least one mediation prior… Read More »


When Does Spousal Support End in Florida?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

When a couple gets divorced in Florida, it is not uncommon for the court to order one spouse to pay spousal support (also known as alimony) to the other.  In determining whether to award alimony, the court must first make a specific factual determination as to whether either party has an actual need for… Read More »


Spousal Support in Florida FAQs

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Spousal support (also sometimes referred to as “alimony” or “spousal maintenance”) involves payments made by one spouse to another after a divorce. These payments are made by the ex-spouse who is deemed to be financially stronger, whether that be the ex-wife or the ex-husband, so long as that spouse has the ability to pay… Read More »


Tips on How to Prepare for Your Divorce Mediation

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Couples who decide to participate in divorce mediation are often able to save considerable time and money during their split, especially those who show up to their mediations well prepared. Whether or not you’re decided to have a divorce attorney represent you during your mediation, it is a good idea to start to preparing… Read More »


What’s the Difference Between “Alimony” and “Palimony”?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

People often confuse the legal terms “alimony” and “palimony”, therefore, the aim of this article is to set the record straight. In a nutshell, alimony is court ordered spousal support that one spouse is ordered to pay to the other during and/or after getting divorced. Palimony on the other hand is basically alimony for… Read More »


Paternity and Genetic Testing: The Testing Process in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In Florida, paternity can be established in a number of different ways, one of which is via genetic testing.  This testing can be accomplished privately by the parties, by Court Order after initiation of a Petition to Establish Paternity, or through a child support matter initiated with the Florida Department of Revenue. While genetic… Read More »


What Does “Equitable Distribution of Marital Property” Mean?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Couples getting divorced in Florida are allowed to decide how to divide their assets and debts, if they can agree how to do so. If a couple can’t agree, then a family law judge will make the determination for them in accordance with the theory of equitable distribution. This article provides a brief overview… Read More »


Five Ways to Establish Legal Paternity in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

According to the Florida Department of Revenue’s website, paternity in Florida can legally be established in any of the following five ways: Marriage In Florida, if a mother is married when she gives birth then her husband is legally presumed to be the father of her child. If the mother puts her husband’s name… Read More »

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