Prenuptial agreements: Why having a lawyer saves money

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements can be classified as special contracts. They’re contracts that are binding like any other contract you might enter, but they’re “special” because the court looks at them with much more scrutiny than other types of contracts. Certain requirements must be met to shield your agreement from attack, and having an experienced attorney on your side can make all the difference.

Miami divorce: Getting the most out of the sale of the marital home

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce

A Miami divorce court is one of equity, which means in most cases, a judge has discretion to tip the scales of justice in favor of one party if it is fair and reasonable under the circumstances. A good illustration of this is the ability of a Florida divorce court to award setoffs and credits to a spouse upon the sale of the marital home.

Long-term separation in a Miami divorce

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce

In a Miami divorce, when does the “What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is yours” stuff stop once you’ve decided your marriage is over?  Florida law is pretty clear on the cut-off date for classifying an asset or debt as marital or non-marital.

The effect of an equitable distribution judgment in a Florida divorce

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce

As part of your Miami divorce, if there are marital assets or debts to divide, the court is required to make written findings in its order that clearly identify non-marital assets; identify and value marital property along with who is awarded the same; indicate and assign marital debts to the spouses; and include any other statements that help someone reading the order to understand why the court distributed the assets and debts in the manner it did.  Once you have this order, what’s its effect?

Are assets equally divided in a Florida divorce?

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce

A Miami divorce lawyer commonly hears the question “What happens to my stuff when I get divorced?” Equitable distribution is the division of marital debts and assets during divorce. The word “equitable” doesn’t always mean equal in a Florida dissolution of marriage.

Can I oppose a divorce in Florida?

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce

When the love is gone and a spouse is ready to move on but the other is not, what’s a Miami divorce court to do? Opposing a Florida divorce is possible, although it may not stop what is inevitable.

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Here are the grounds for divorce in Florida

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce

If you are seeking a dissolution of marriage in Miami, you should know that Florida is a no fault state which means you do not need to prove fault on the part of the other spouse in order to get divorced. For example, there is no need to prove a spouse abandoned you or committed adultery. A Florida divorce judge will enter a final judgment of divorce so long as one of two grounds are stated by the spouse seeking divorce.

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Do I have to wait to get divorced in Florida?

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce 

Some states may require that a couple be separated for a certain period of time before a final judgment of divorce can be entered. A common question when seeking a Miami divorce is whether or not Florida has a waiting period.

Can a divorce decree from another country be enforced in Florida?

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce

If you were divorced outside of the United States and you need a Florida court to enforce the terms of the foreign divorce order, you should know about some limits the law places on enforcement. The same goes for contracts entered in family law matters in another country. Generally, however, you should rest assured most non-Florida judgments and contracts are honored by the Miami Family Court.

Is there a residency requirement for my Florida family law case?

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce

When filing your Miami divorce, an important question to ask yourself is “How long do I need to live in Florida to get a divorce?” Without you meeting the minimum residency requirement, a Miami divorce court does not have jurisdiction to sign your final judgment of divorce.

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Florida child support modification: In what county should I file?

By Nydia Streets of Streets Law posted in Child Support on January 25, 2016

As our children get older, their financial needs may change along with the financial circumstances of their parents.  This is why Florida law allows for modification of a child support order when there has been a substantial change in circumstances that was not contemplated at the time child support was originally ordered.  If increasing or decreasing support is something you need to apply for, it is not necessary for you to file your case in the same Florida court where the child support was originally ordered.

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Florida parenting plans: Don't forget these clauses!

By Nydia Streets of Streets Law posted in Child Custody on January 19, 2016

If you are involved in a Miami child custody case, chances are you’ve heard about a parenting plan.  A Florida parenting plan is essentially a blueprint you and the other parent of your child ideally will follow in raising your child in separate homes. This plan can be created by the court, or even better, created through the agreement of the parents.  Today we discuss some basic parenting plan elements so that you can get the ball rolling on creating a strategy for child-rearing success.

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Taxes don't stand a chance: Deductions available in your family law case

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Taxes on December 10, 2015

Did you know that your Miami family law case may entitle you to some tax deductions? If you are in the middle of a Miami divorce case or just finished one, as the year winds down and tax season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about what documents you need to help your accountant take advantage of the benefits allowable to you under the law.

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Three steps to take before you see a Miami divorce lawyer

Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in Divorce on December 7, 2015

There are several aspects to consider depending on the length of the marriage; whether or not children are involved; how much property/debt has been accumulated; etc.  Organizing and discussing how you plan to tackle these issues with your soon-to-be-ex, if possible, is important to do even before you see a Miami divorce lawyer.

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