Family Matters Law Group P.A.
Call Us For A Free Phone Consultation : 866-593-0459

May 2015 Archives

CPIS and DCF in Dependency

It can be INCREDIBLY frustrating and overwhelming to find the Department of Children and Families (DCF) along with the Broward Sheriff's Office's Child Protective Investigative Section (BSO's CPIS) investigating you and your family, and even questioning your children. Most times you may not even know what to do or if you need to answer their questions. These are the beginning steps of a dependency proceeding.

Prenuptial Agreements Part II

Many people seek to eliminate alimony in prenuptial agreements and many pre-nuptial agreement do state that no alimony will be owed and or that bother parties waive any right to alimony. That said, the law is still evolving in this area and there is case law indicating that a provision limiting alimony is subject to judicial review. This means that a Judge may award alimony despite any agreement stating otherwise. The cases which have discussed this are Posner v. Posner, 233 So.2d 381, 385-86 (Fla.1970) ("Posner I ") (an antenuptial agreement settling alimony rights is subject to increase or decrease under changed conditions as provided in section 61.14, Florida Statutes, as the parties are assumed to have known of the existence of the statute when they made their agreement); Posner v. Posner, 257 So.2d 530, 534 (Fla.1972) ("Posner II ") ("a change in circumstances of the party since the date of the agreement can be considered by the [Court] in modification of support and alimony provided for in an [pre-nuptial] agreement").

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are agreements that two people enter into prior to marriage which attempts, usually successfully, to alter the distribution of property, award of alimony or award of attorney's fees in the event of a divorce. People enter into pre-nuptial agreements for many reasons, but the most common reasons are in order to ensure that pre-marital assets or business remain non-marital, or to ensure that property purchased during the marriage remains the property of just one spouse.

Email Us For A Response

Let Us Know How We Can Help Your Family

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

Family Matters Law Group P.A.
6950 Cypress Rd.
Suite #107
Plantation, FL 33317

Toll Free: 866-593-0459
Phone: 954-601-3737
Plantation Law Office Map