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Do I Need a Second Opinion on my Florida Divorce?

Below is a story I heard recently from a man going through a divorce in Florida. I am going through a divorce.  It has been draining emotionally and financially.  All my friends told me to get a good lawyer.  I did.  I found a well known divorce lawyer in my area and signed a retainer.  […]


Many Florida parents who have never been married wonder if they should go to court to get child support from the other parent. The short answer is yes – you need a court order to get child support in Florida. The problem is that once you go to court, you can open a “pandora’s box” […]


In Florida, child support is calculated by the court using a mathematical formula. This formula is found in Florida Statutes Section 61.30, known as the Florida Child Support Guidelines. Below are three common misconceptions about child support in Florida. 1. CHILD SUPPORT IS NOT BASED ON YOUR TAKE-HOME PAY The Florida child support formula begins […]

Jennifer Miller-Morse Member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Jennifer Miller-Morse, of Miller Morse Law PLLC, has been selected to the 2017 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards […]

Entrepreneur’s Guide to Protecting Your Business During Divorce

You know how to start and run a business.  You know you need insurance to protect that business against all sorts of risks – fire, flood, personal injury, professional liability, etc.  But did you know that one of the greatest threats to your business is divorce? Here, we will provide you a guide to protecting […]

Continuing a Business Partnership After Divorce

A divorcing couple that owns a family business together has three options — they sell the business and divide the proceeds according to Florida’s equitable distribution of property statute, one spouse buys out the interest of the other, or they stay in business together after the divorce. Working together after divorce is not for every […]

Tools for Valuing your Family Business

If you and your spouse are divorcing and you need to sell your family-owned business, you might be wondering where to start in terms of determining the business’s value. Your business may be one of your most valuable assets, so take your time and consider your options before leaping at the first offer. There are […]

Is Divorce Bad for Children?

With nearly half of all marriages ending in divorce, the number of children of divorce growing up in America is exorbitant. In order to gain some perspective on the effect of divorce on children, a number of studies have been published in the last few years that attempt to shed light on how the 1.5 […]

Tips for Easing Your Child’s Transitions

When the parents of young children divorce, children who transition between parental homes can develop mild, moderate or severe degrees of separation anxiety. While some issues with separation are normal in young children facing dramatic changes in their lives, separation difficulties can prove highly disruptive to both children and their parents. If your child is […]

Parent-Trashing Can Cause Depression in Children

Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) — a series of behaviors by one parent to create physical and emotional distance between a child and the target parent — is an extreme version of a common problem. In most divorces, parents find themselves occasionally venting angry, bitter and hurt feelings about their former spouse to the child or […]


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