Florida Info

Florida Divorce Start Your Divorce Find Professionals Florida Articles Divorce Facts Divorce Grounds Residency Divorce Laws Mediation/Counseling Divorce Process Legal Separation Annulments Property Division Alimony Child Custody Child Support Divorce Forms Process Service Grandparent Rights Forum Florida Products Divorce by County

Florida Articles

Agreements Attorney Relationship Custody & Visitation Child Support Collaborative Law Counseling Divorce/General Financial Planning Mediation Parenting Property Division Spousal Support SEE ALL

Info Categories

Contemplating Divorce Children & Divorce Divorce, Dollars & Debt Divorce Laws Divorce Process Divorce Negotiation SEE ALL

More Information

Articles Checklists Research Center Cases of Interest Dictionary Encyclopedia Encyclopedia (pop-up) Blogs

For Professionals

Advertise With Us Free Network Page Join Our Network Submit Articles Sign In

Network Sites

Florida Divorce Support Florida Divorce Online

Changes To Florida Statutes

Effective July 1, 2008, changes to Florida Statute Section 61.075 took effect, This Statute relates to the equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities.

What do these changes mean for couples considering divorce?

  • The court, if they find good cause, can now enable those in divorce proceedings to have assets set aside for a partial, equitable distribution prior to trial. In other words, a portion of the marital assets can be distributed to both spouses in the interim period while divorce proceedings are in effect.
  • Your attorney can now enter sworn motions requesting partial early distribution.
  • In deciding the final equitable distribution, the Court will take into account the assets already distributed.
  • There is now a more pronounced statutory burden of proof required if there is a claim that assets acquired during the marriage should not be marital assets.
  • There is also now a more stringent requirement for any party refuting assets considered as inter-spousal gifts.
  • The courts now have a revised method to calculate distribution of assets brought into the marriage.

Coming October 1, 2008 is legislation that will affect child custody.

  • This change in the law eliminates the terms "custody", "custodial" and "non-custodial parent", "primary residence", "primary residential parent" and "visitation" from all statutes in exchange for shared parenting plans and time-sharing arrangements.
  • The law will provide for the establishment of parenting plans, which include mandatory time-sharing schedules.

For more information on these and other laws that may affect your family, please call our offices. Attorney Andrew Smith will consult with clients.

Was this helpful? Like our site & let us know.

Related Articles

Start Florida Divorce Start Your Florida Online Divorce Today
Easy, Fast and Affordable with a 100% Guarantee.
Florida Divorce Find Florida Divorce Professionals in Your Area:
Join the Network
Florida Divorce Products, Services and Solutions Florida Divorce Products, Services and Solutions
Florida Divorce Resources to Help You Through the Process.
Online Parenting Class Florida Mandatory Online Parenting Class
Easy and convenient - complete at your own pace online.
Divorce and Custody Books Discount Divorce Bookstore
Over 100 Titles of the Best Books on Divorce & Custody.
Divorce Downloads Divorce Download Center
Instantly Download, Books, Manuals, & Forms.
Divorce Worksheet Free Florida Divorce Worksheet & Separation Agreement
Your Guide to Get Organized and Put Everything in Writing.
A spouse who does not make timely support payments can have his or her wages garnished through the Florida Child Support Enforcement Department. The court orders that alimony be automatically taken from the paying spouse's paycheck. The court can also order that the paying spouse give the alimony payments to the Support Enforcement Department, which will give the money to the receiving spouse. The department acts as a third party which manages the collection and distribution of support payments on a statewide basis. If the paying spouse of child support or alimony fails to make timely and sufficient payments, the court can suspend the paying spouse's driver's license.
Divorce Lawyers & Mediators

Find Professionals

Easily Connect With a Lawyer or Mediator
Have Divorce Professionals from Your Area Contact You!
Enter Your Zip Code:


Start Your Divorce File for a Florida Divorce


Settle Your Divorce Negotiate Your Florida Divorce


Support Forum Florida Support Forum

Guarantee Official PayPal Seal Facebook Twitter Versign Secure Site