Insights and Resources: C. Alvarez Law Blog

What are the Tax Implications of a Divorce?

  Divorce is a difficult and often stressful process. It can bring up a lot of thoughts about what was once or fear of uncertainty about navigating through the new family dynamic. Most of the logistical matters that are presented in the divorce process, while having long-term consequences on you and your partner, might feel like an afterthought. But it is important not to overlook the tax implications of divorce Read More

What is Marital Debt?

Divorce is a terrible experience for many reasons, and for many people, dividing marital debt will be one of the biggest challenges. Divorce is already a complicated and emotionally taxing process when you’re trying to leave the marriage with everything you want. Trying to leave without taking on debt you didn’t acquire can be even more complicated. The way debt is divided may be similar to how property is, but debt Read More

Attorney Christina C. Alvarez Named to Latino Leaders Magazine’s 2023 Rising Stars Lawyers List

C. Alvarez Law is proud to announce that Attorney Christina C. Alvarez has been named to Latino Leaders Magazine’s 2023 Rising Stars Lawyers list for the second year in a row. This annual listing highlights Latino lawyers to keep on the watch as they continue their professional journey and pave the way for future generations. Latino Leaders Magazine strives to advance the Latino Community by promoting the stories of Read More

C. Alvarez Law Florida Family Lawyer Commercial Airs on Televisa

On Monday, November 6th, 2023, C. Alvarez Law’s first TV commercial aired on Televisa, a major Latin American mass media corporation. Attorney Christina C. Alvarez, featured in the commercial, states, “This took a big leap of faith on my part, resulting in having to expand the team at C. Alvarez Law. It is a privilege and an honor to represent my community in family law matters in Central Florida!” We at C. Alvarez Read More

Bill Changes How Paternity Works in Florida

  The passing of CS/SB 1416 earlier this year had a significant impact on family law cases in Florida. We’ve talked before about how timesharing laws and alimony guidelines were updated, but they’re not all that’s changed. How the state handles paternity has also experienced some significant changes to how it used to work. This may have a more positive and immediate impact on families than the previous two, Read More

Christina Alvarez Appears on Women Winning Divorce Podcast

Earlier this year, Attorney Christina C. Alvarez was featured on an episode of the Women Winning Divorce Podcast with Heather Quick, attorney and owner of Florida Women’s Law Group, where they discussed stay-at-home moms and ways to prepare for divorce, alimony, and going back to work. Listen to the full episode here.  Read More

New Bill Changes 50/50 Timesharing Law

  On July 1st, 2023, a new Florida law – CS/SB 1416 – regarding family law orders was enacted. These sweeping changes affect alimony, child custody, paternity, modifications, and more. The critical thing to note is that no clause states that previous agreements are grandfathered in. However, when it comes to the changes to child custody and the new 50/50 timesharing laws, this won’t change existing agreements but Read More

Recent Changes to Florida Family Law

On July 1st, 2023, a new Florida law – CS/SB 1416 – regarding family law matters went into effect. These sweeping changes affect things like alimony, child custody, paternity, and modifications.  We’ll break down each change so that you can understand how this may affect your previous or upcoming divorce. Family Law Changes Adultery Can Now Be Considered When Deciding Alimony Adultery is defined as voluntary Read More

How is a Custodial Parent Chosen?

Assuming both parents are responsible adults who are physically and mentally able to care for their kids, the courts will often split legal custody equally. This means that they can both make decisions about their children’s upbringing when it comes to their medical treatment, religion, values, and education. Barring certain events or abusive or dangerous behavior, family courts prefer joint custody agreements. The Read More

A Simply Complicated Moment For Co-Parents & Children

When you share custody of your children, there will be countless times when the child must transition from one household to another. The physical distance between the two parents is almost irrelevant. In other words, even if you and your spouse live ten minutes from one another, the child will still have to temporarily say goodbye to one of the people they cherish. This can cause your child to have conflicting Read More