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Witnesses in Florida Custody Trials

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

Although many cases come to a final settlement before a custody trial is needed, some cases are too hotly contested and ultimately need to rely on a judge to make the final determination.  Florida law places a strong preference towards granting joint custody to parents so they have equal rights and responsibilities and both… Read More »

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Recommendations for Ensuring Your Prenuptial Agreement is Enforceable

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

It is becoming increasingly more common for couples to execute prenuptial agreements prior to getting married. The main reasons couples decide to execute a prenuptial agreement are to help reduce litigation in the event of a future divorce and to protect assets from their future spouse. However, just because you and your spouse enter… Read More »

Establishing Paternity in Florida

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

Establishing paternity for a child can at times be a challenging hurdle, particularly if the mother is unmarried. Under Florida law, there is a presumption that the husband of a married mother is the father of any child that mother has, there is no such presumption for unmarried couples.  As a result, in such… Read More »

What Do I Need To Prepare For My Florida Child Support Trial?

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

Imagine this: you were recently served with a motion written by your spouse’s attorney seeking to increase your child support obligation. Alternatively, imagine you lose your job and you are seeking a decrease in your child support obligation. Your spouse’s motion has been set for trial before a judge and you are now faced… Read More »

Dividing Defined Contribution Plans and Defined Benefit Plans in a Florida Divorce

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

Some of the most difficult assets to divide in a Florida divorce case are retirement accounts, and yet retirement accounts often are the bulk of what needs to be divided between parties in a Florida divorce. Two of the most common types of retirement accounts are defined contribution and defined benefit plans. Florida law… Read More »

Motions for Temporary Support, Time-Sharing, and Other Relief in Florida Divorces

By Cotter & Zelman, P.A. |

The divorce process can be long and taxing. At times, it can take a few years before a couple finally enters into a final custody agreement, final settlement agreement, and judgment.  Accordingly, particularly if your case is contested, it may be in your best interests to file a Motion for Temporary Support, Time-Sharing, and… Read More »

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