Cryptocurrency and Divorce in Florida: What You Need to Know

Cryptocurrency, which was first made public in 2009, is a type of virtual currency. Unlike U.S. dollars, cryptocurrency is decentralized, meaning it works the same way all across the globe and is not tied to any one country. The most famous form of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, reached mainstream acceptance in 2021. The question for us is, where does cryptocurrency fit into a divorce settlement in Florida? Cryptocurrency Read More

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

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

Common Co-Parenting Challenges and How to Overcome Them

As child custody attorneys, we often see co-parenting from a different perspective. Immediately following divorce is probably the most difficult time for you as a parent. 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 Read More

The Role Of Family Mediation In A Divorce

The degree to which mediation will play a role in your divorce depends on where you file. Because divorce law differs by state, certain conditions will mandate that you attend mediation before bringing your issues to a judge. In Florida, you will likely have to go through mediation before trial if you are involved in a contested divorce. In other areas outside of family law, a judge may strongly encourage mediation Read More