Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Enforcing Alimony Orders In Palm Beach County
A few hundred dollars of spousal support could be the difference between weathering a financial storm and going under the waves. A third of the families in the Sunshine State don’t have enough cash to pay a $400 emergency expense. Unfortunately, many obligors (persons paying support) don’t see things that way. They often view… Read More »
Top Five Signs Of PAS
Divorce strains a parent-child emotional connection. Alienation Syndrome is unnatural and permanent. If an alienating parent drives an emotional wedge between the targeted parent and a child, the emotional damage seldom goes away, at least as long as the child lives with the alienating parent. Because so much is at stake, if you see… Read More »
Emotional Issues In A Palm Beach County Divorce Matter
For many years, like most other states, Florida had a joint custody law. The “joint” usually only referred to legal custody, or who makes important decisions for the children. In terms of physical custody, children lived with one parent and visited the other one. Today, Florida has a co-parenting law. This law presumes that… Read More »
How Does PAS Affect My Relationship With My Kids?
Divorce and separation is hard on everyone, especially children. Children naturally feel closer to one parent or the other one. Strong feelings usually subside. If they don’t, or if there’s evidence the other parent encourages such feelings, even indirectly, parental alienation syndrome may be an issue. Left unchecked, PAS quickly erodes the emotional bond… Read More »
What You Should Know About Move-Away Modifications In Florida
To keep pace with an increasingly mobile society, Florida legislators recently changed the law in this area. This change altered the way courts define certain terms and also modified the procedure in this area. However, the underlying principle remains the same. Residential parents may relocate with the children if that relocation is in the… Read More »
Love, Marriage, Baseball, And Premarital Agreements
We’ll wager those are four words you never thought you’d see in the same sentence. Admittedly, these things normally aren’t related. But before, during and after the Los Angeles Dodger declared bankruptcy in 2011, all four of these things came together. As outlined below, the team owners had a controversial premarital agreement, and the… Read More »
Modifying The Terms Of A Parenting Time Plan
Families change over time. Courts freely modify core items in a parenting time plan, like custody and visitation provisions, if the requested modification is in the best interests of the child. This phrase is quite subjective, which is why Florida courts use a number of factors to determine the best interests of a child… Read More »
How Do I Get A Restraining Order In Florida?
A third of women, and a fourth of men, have experienced some form of relationship violence. If that violence meets the legal definition of domestic abuse in Florida, and the victim meets the legal qualifications, a restraining order is an available protection. A Jupiter domestic violence attorney will help victims properly fill out the… Read More »
Can You Negotiate Alimony?
Yes! One of the great things about divorce in Florida is that men and women have control. They can set the terms of their divorce, including whether they receive alimony. Of course, getting a spouse to agree to alimony is not always easy. There might be legitimate disagreements about the amount or duration. We… Read More »
Social Media & Your Divorce
Social media websites like Facebook and Instagram provide a convenient way to keep in touch with family and friends. By scrolling through a friend’s profile, you can keep abreast of their lives and watch their children grow. However, social media can also move front and center in a Jupiter divorce. At Caroline Olsen, P.A.,… Read More »