Court Rules in Favor of Man Appealing Florida Alimony
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Court Rules in Favor of Man Appealing Florida Alimony

The 5th District Court of Appeals in Daytona Beach recently ruled partially in favor of a man who raised concerns about Florida alimony payments and loans in a divorce case. Charmaine Little reports for Florida Record. The Appeal: Matthew Wayne appealed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Brevard County for himself and his estranged wife, Susan Einspar….

Judge Joe Brown’s Marriage Ends
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Judge Joe Brown’s Marriage Ends

Longtime TV Judge Joe Brown’s extended, contentious divorce battle’s is finally over and he is yet again a single man. Brown, the star of courtroom reality show, Judge Joe Brown, was the first African-American male to have his own courtroom television show and the first African-American person to have a long-running courtroom series. Since the cancellation…

Morena Baccarin Wants To Modify $20K Monthly Alimony Payment
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Morena Baccarin Wants To Modify $20K Monthly Alimony Payment

Morena Baccarin, divorced in March of 2016 from American film director, screenwriter, and producer, Austin Chick, has petitioned a California court to modify her spousal support. Baccarin feels that because she has already paid Chick a substantial amount of money in the form of alimony, enough is enough. Chick filed for divorce in July 2015,…

Modifying Alimony In Florida
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Modifying Alimony In Florida

A Florida court may award an ex-spouse alimony, or spousal support, in a divorce case. A court may also modify alimony as long as the original divorce decree granted alimony. A Florida court has jurisdiction to make orders affecting a prior award of alimony as equity requires, with due regard to changed circumstances or the financial…

Prenuptial Agreements And Estate Planning, Part 2
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Prenuptial Agreements And Estate Planning, Part 2

The first part of this article addressed the idea that a prenuptial agreement may be a useful estate planning tool. This segment will briefly discuss some of the important questions to consider in formulating a prenuptial agreement/estate plan prior to marriage. Here are some questions to consider: What provisions should be made if the death…

Prenuptial Agreements And Estate Planning, Part 1
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Prenuptial Agreements And Estate Planning, Part 1

Prenuptial agreements are contracts entered into by spouses prior to marriage to manage their property rights and spousal support obligations. Such premarital contracts are formed because of a singular or communal desire to establish each person’s economic rights and obligations in the situations where one spouse predeceases the other or the marriage simply ends. Parties…

Frances Bean Cobain Faces a Tough Alimony Fight
201610.05
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Frances Bean Cobain Faces a Tough Alimony Fight

The fight over Kurt Cobain’s guitar isn’t set to be the only skirmish of consequence in Frances Bean Cobain’s divorce. Her ex-husband might have a great case for some serious alimony. Spousal support is going to be the central issue going forward after Isaiah Silva, Frances’ husband, dropped jaws with his $300,000 per year request….

What are Your Alimony Options?
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What are Your Alimony Options?

Life is full of choices. Alimony in Florida is no different. When someone gets a divorce, they will often ask for alimony (sometimes referred to as “spousal support”) if their soon-to-be ex makes more money than them or has access to more resources. Sometimes it’s included as a bargaining chip to be leveraged in future…

Master P’s Million Dollar Payday Goes to his Estranged Wife
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Master P’s Million Dollar Payday Goes to his Estranged Wife

Percy Robert Miller, more commonly known by his stage name “Master P,” has been ordered by the court to turn over his $825,000 paycheck for Season 2 of Master P’s Family Empire to his estranged wife, Sonya Miller. The reality show star has apparently failed to pay child support and spousal support for some time….