Beware of Inaccurate Financial Affidavits in Family Law Cases

Pursuant to Florida Family Rule 12.285, parties in any case where child support is an issue are required to file financial affidavits. The affidavit lists a party’s gross monthly income and net monthly income. Although a party may not knowingly under report income, there are many items that constitute income, under Florida law (Section 61.30(2)), and may not appear on …

The Delicate Truth: Children and Divorce

At Scott Levine Family Law, we concentrate in family related issues. As we all know, divorce is a very difficult time for everyone involved, and this is especially true if children fall into this equation. No matter the age of your child, the divorce will affect them in some way or another. There are some important things to keep in …

Adultery Resulting In Divorce

Marriages end in divorce for a myriad of reasons. Unfortunately, the decision to separate is not always mutual, or easy to deal with. One of the hardest types of divorce is one where cheating is involved, because a solid marriage is built on trust, and once that’s broken, it’s hard to repair it. Though most high-profile divorces cite “irreconcilable differences” …

Having Second Thoughts? Stopping a Divorce in its Tracks

Having Second Thoughts?Stopping a Divorce in its Tracks At Scott Levine Family Law we understand how difficult going through a divorce can be. It’s possible for you to experience a roller coaster of emotions throughout the process, and many times, couples decide the divorce isn’t what they wanted. How can you stop a divorce from being finalized? We’re here to …

Steps To Divorcing an Abusive Partner

Steps To Divorcing an Abusive Partner As we all know, divorce can be a very difficult time for the parties involved. Divorce can brings stress and a variety of different emotions for the two spouses. Not everyone’s divorce experience is the same. Some might not have any problems, and some might have a very difficult time. Unfortunately, those who are …

Have You Filed A Joint Tax Return?

Have You Filed A Joint Tax Return? One of the main thoughts someone has while going through a divorce is “Who gets what?” Many married taxpayers choose to file a joint tax return because of certain benefits this filing status allows. Both taxpayers are jointly and individually responsible for the tax and any interest or penalty due on the joint …

Is a prenuptial agreement the best thing for your relationship?

Is a prenuptial agreement the best thing for your relationship? Is a prenuptial agreement the best thing for your relationship? Many people fear that discussing these matters, or even bringing up the word prenuptial agreement, will cause turmoil in their relationship. Often, this is not the case. One of the main irreconcilable differences leading to divorce is finances. Talking to …

Steps to Recovery

Steps to Recovery When you first realize that you’re getting a divorce, you might feel like your life is over. It’s perfectly okay to feel that way because going through a divorce is a difficult time. At times people have no clue how to start living their life again after the divorce is finalized. Believe it or not, coping after …

What is a non-custodial parent?

What is a non-custodial parent? A non-custodial parent is a parent who does not have physical and/or legal custody of his/her child by court order. Being a non-custodial parent is a tough situation to be in. You might have been really involved in your child’s life on a day-to-day basis, now your time together is limited. While it can be …

Divorce can equal a happy ending

Divorce can equal a happy ending Deciding to get a divorce can be one of the most terrifying decisions in a person’s life. Majority of the time divorce is seen as a negative thing, but in reality getting a divorce can be a very positive decision in a person’s life. The main reason people get divorced is so they can …