Avoid Creating Your Own Nightmare

By Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter, Esq. Understandably, you want to avoid the court system.  Understandably, you want to avoid attorneys and legal fees.  After all, you already went through this once and have a Final Judgement and that includes payment for child support and/or alimony.  You were able to reach an agreement with your former [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:20:04+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

“Savings Alimony” – Really?

By: David A. Riggs According to the Florida Supreme Court in a 2000 case called Mallard v. Mallard, alimony is not intended to provide for the accumulation of capital (i.e., savings) by the alimony recipient.  It is intended to provide current necessary support to the alimony recipient.  “Savings alimony”, as some courts have phrased [...]

By |2017-09-19T12:13:25+00:00September 19th, 2017|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

Brinkley Morgan Family Law Attorney Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter Featured on LNR Radio Program

Brinkley Morgan family law attorney Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter is featured on “Legal News & Review (LNR),” discussing the potential impacts of Senate Bill 590, the benefits of collaborative law, and bitcoins in divorce cases.  LNR is an award winning radio program hosted by Philip Bell and recognized by The Florida Bar. [...]

By |2017-06-16T13:55:20+00:00June 16th, 2017|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

Modifying or Terminating Alimony Based Upon Cohabitation or a Financially Supportive Relationship in Florida

By: Jonathan Z. Schiller Most forms of alimony terminate upon the remarriage of the recipient, such as bridge-the-gap, durational, and permanent alimony.  See 61.16(5), (7) & (8), Fla. Stat. (2016).  However, there is no incentive for a former spouse receiving alimony to get remarried.  The alimony recipient will cohabitate with their significant other and [...]

By |2017-05-02T09:26:58+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

A Vocational Evaluation of Me? What and Why?

By: Jodi Furr Colton Simply put, the purpose of a vocational evaluation is to determine how much money a person could likely earn if he or she entered or returned to the workforce.  The amount a person could earn is directly related to how much alimony a court may award. Florida’s alimony statute, Fla. Stat. [...]

By |2017-04-27T16:04:40+00:00April 27th, 2017|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

Alimony – Will This Be the Year it is Overhauled?

By: Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter Alimony reform is back again.  Will it become law?  The current bill has terms that are substantially similar to the bill the Governor vetoed in 2016 because of the presumption of equal timesharing of children, but the current bill removes reference to any timesharing presumption.  There are similar versions in the [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:01+00:00January 25th, 2017|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

The United States Supreme Court Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage as a Constitutional Right

By: Julia Wyda On Friday, June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its 5-4 ruling in favor of marriage equality, finding that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. There were two questions before the Court.  First, whether states could ban same-sex marriage.  Second, whether states were required to recognize lawful marriages [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:07+00:00July 1st, 2015|Blog, Marital & Family Law|