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How to Enforce a Florida Alimony Order

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In many Florida divorce cases, the court will order one spouse to pay the other alimony during and after divorce proceedings in order to help the spouse with the lower income maintain their standard of living and assist in the transition to financial independence. However, in some cases the spouse ordered to pay support… Read More »

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The Benefits of Child Custody Mediation

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Determining child custody (in Florida, it is referred to as timesharing and parental responsibility) is often one of the most difficult and emotional decisions for parents who are getting a divorce. Each parent wants to spend as much time as possible with their child and be as involved as possible in the decisions about… Read More »

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Collaborative Paternity

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Establishing the paternity of a child is one of the best things that you can do for your child, yourself, and the other parent. Along with the establishment of a child’s biological father comes a number of legal issues, including custody, visitation, and support. One method of negotiating the issues outside of the courtroom… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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