Insights and Resources: C. Alvarez Law Blog

What Exactly Are Prenuptial Agreements?

There are an extensive amount of misconceptions and half-truths surrounding prenuptial agreements. Before we elaborate on their benefits, we must establish what they are not. When people think of them, they likely imagine the higher earning spouse asking someone to sign one to protect only their assets. That is why some people have come to view them as one-sided.  The Truth About Prenuptial Agreements  Not only do Read More

The Importance Of A Strong Parenting Plan

You cannot underestimate the challenge of being a parent during a divorce. You are going through one of the most emotionally difficult periods of your life. As much as you are struggling, and understandably so, your children need you to be the best parent you can be. They crave consistency during a time when there are numerous variables. During these situations, shift your focus onto the elements that you have Read More

Relocating With Your Child After A Divorce

Divorcing parents must create a parenting plan pursuant to Florida law. Parenting plans are documents that outline the custodial agreemen. It states which parent has timesharing with the child, for how long, how long you plan to handle vacations and holidays, and anything else you and your attorney want to include regarding how you and your spouse will share custody. Despite having a parenting plan already in place, Read More

A Guide For Divorcing Parents

Divorce can be complex and emotional. It becomes even more so when children are involved. During the divorce process, you will have to make difficult decisions and be willing to compromise. You should consider and process your questions before meeting with an attorney. When you meet with your family law attorney, you should be in a position to discuss and work through certain issues that will be a part of the divorce Read More

How to Get Emergency Custody in Florida

A contested divorce could take up to a year or longer, depending on the complexity of the parties’ situation. However, there are circumstances in which you cannot wait that long to resolve a problem that demands urgent attention. For instance, when there is a parent who feels that their child is in danger when the child spends time with the other parent. The families involved in these cases cannot afford for the Read More

Equitable Distribution In Florida

Equitable distribution is easily misunderstood. One of the reasons for this may be that people associate equitable distribution with a 50/50 division of assets and debts. However, equitable distribution does not mean an equal 50/50 split. That would only occur in a state that has community property laws. Community property states assume that everything acquired during a marriage (debts, liabilities, and assets) are Read More

Calculating Child Support In Florida

Some of the terms used during the divorce process may generate more questions than answers. For instance, when inquiring about how your assets get divided, you may discover that Florida is an equitable distribution state. Though some people could interpret that to mean an even 50/50 (i.e., equal) split, that would be inaccurate. “Fair” would be a more accurate way to describe the term—which could ultimately be 50/50, Read More

Drop The Stress & Work Towards An Uncontested Divorce

Is your divorce contested? Your lawyer may ask you this during your initial consultation if you are beginning the process. The difference between an uncontested divorce and a contested one is whether there is anything left for the court to decide. Have you and your former spouse reached an agreement on the following issues? Child custody Child support Visitation Spousal support How you will Read More

Preparing For Probate

Probate can be challenging for many people. Not only is it something that most people are unfamiliar with, but it comes on the heels of an emotionally difficult time—the passing of a loved one. If you have recently learned that someone has passed away and their assets will pass through the probate courts, the following is meant to provide you with some valuable information about what the road ahead looks like and how Read More

How To Prepare For An Estate Planning Consultation

If you have made the responsible decision to create an estate plan, you may be eager to get started—and this is understandable. Many people live without an estate plan simply because they aren’t aware of the potential consequences and complications for those who haven’t created one. Even if you have called an attorney and booked a consultation, there are several things you can do in the interim. Build A List Start Read More