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Factors Considered in Florida Alimony Cases

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Typically, one of the biggest issues of contention in any Florida divorce is the matter of alimony. Usually, a judge will encourage a couple filing for divorce to determine alimony on their own, but if they cannot come to an agreement on spousal support, the court will rule on the issue. Florida law provides… Read More »


What is a Substantial Change in Circumstances?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Whenever a former spouse wishes to modify a ruling in their divorce, the phrase always referenced is whether there is a “substantial change in circumstances.” However, not many people know exactly what counts as a substantial change in circumstances and what it looks like in practice when applied to different issues in a divorce…. Read More »


Terminating Parental Rights in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

The decision to terminate a parent’s legal rights is serious and often emotionally charged. It can happen for many reasons, ranging from concerning issues of parental fitness to exciting prospects of adoption. Whatever the reason, the Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg in Boca Raton are here to help explain and guide you through… Read More »


Reasons Why a Child Support Order May Be Reduced

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In every case of divorce and paternity where a minor child is involved, the court will establish a child support order to maintain the standard of living for the child and cover their daily expenses. This amount is set by the support order and does not typically change unless there is a substantial change… Read More »


How To Enforce Child Support

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Child support is not the right of either parent—it is the right of a child.  Accordingly, it cannot be waived by either parent.  Each paternity and divorce case must end with a child support calculation.  However, there are times when a parent does not make their child support payments and falls into arrears. As… Read More »


What are the Three Main Types of Parental Alienation?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

When a parent engages in parental alienation with their child after a divorce, everyone suffers. It not only creates problems with the relationship between the child and their other parent, but the relationship between the alienator and their child can be damaged, as well. If you are a parent navigating a Florida divorce, it… Read More »


Can I Keep My Pension in a Florida Divorce?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In any Florida divorce, property distribution is often one of the most significant issues that a couple must negotiate before the divorce can be finalized. In many cases, some of the biggest assets to divide are pensions and other retirement accounts. But is it possible for one spouse to keep their pension in a… Read More »


What Should Be Included in a Parenting Plan?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In any divorce there are a number of issues that must be settled before the divorce can be finalized. For couples with minor children, one of these issues is the drafting of a parenting plan. In Florida, a parenting plan covers any and all childcare issues that improves communication between parents, resolves potential future… Read More »


Tax Implications for Your Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Once you and your spouse decide to file for divorce many issues can arise quickly; however, not everyone considers the tax implications of a divorce as one of those major issues. Certain decisions made during the divorce process can ultimately have a massive impact on your taxes. Considerations must be made during discussions about… Read More »


Reviewing Parenting Time During the Coronavirus Outbreak

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic upending lives across the country, divorced parents with minor children are facing particular difficulties. Schools are shutting down and “stay in place” orders are requiring parents to teach and watch their kids at home while also attempting to work remotely. This may be a good time to review your… Read More »

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