Tampa Family Law Blog

Will the New Military Blended Retirement System Create Challenges for Florida Divorces?

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Family Law on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 On January 1, 2018, a military initiative was passed that has the potential to affect Florida military families everywhere, particularly when it comes to divorce. The Blended Retirement System, or BRS, affects all servicemembers who joined the military in 2018. …

How Many Parents Can a Florida Child Legally Have?

  On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Business Law on Thursday, May 12th, 2018 A five-year-old child is at the heart of an unprecedented legal battle in Florida. The child’s mother and her husband were married at the time of the child’s birth, but the husband is not the biological father of the …

New Study Suggests 25% of Married Couples Divorce Over Chores

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Business Law on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 A new study conducted by Harvard Business School suggests that as many as 25% of married couples end their relationship over chores. Can an uneven divide in cooking and cleaning really cause a rift in so many marriages? You bet. …

New Time Sharing & Child Custody Laws in Effect January 1st, 2018

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Business Law on Monday, March 12th, 2018. SB 590, a bill designed to make changes to time sharing and child custody laws in Florida, was signed into law last year by Florida Governor Rick Scott. It came into effect on January 1st of 2018 and can mean …

How Trump’s Tax Plan Affects Florida Alimony Payments

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Business Law on Wednesday, February 12th, 2018. Trump’s new tax plan means changes for everyone, from Fortune 500 businesses to the individual. While the plan has many implications, one that Florida divorcees should pay attention to is its impact on alimony payments. How the Current Tax Code …

Top Five Factors for Predicting Divorce

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Business Law on Wednesday, January 12th, 2018. What Are The Top Five Factors for Predicting Divorce? Are you currently curious about whether or not your marriage is going to make it? If so, you are not alone. Many people contemplate filing for divorce or separating at some …

What You Should Know About Corporate Mergers

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Business Law on Wednesday, December 12th, 2017. Considering A Corporate Merger? Here’s What You Need To Know The prospect of a merger can be an exciting time in your company, but it’s also important to remember that having a lawyer who knows the landscape can help you …

Teenage Daughters & Divorce Study

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Divorce on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 New Study Says That Parents of Teenage Daughters are More Likely to Get Divorced There’s no doubt that having teenagers in your home can increase the stress level overall as your child begins to adjust into young adulthood. This can put …

What You Need To Know About Purchasing A Business Entity Or The Assets

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Business Law on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. Buying a business entity or the assets tied to one can be exciting, but it can also be a process filled with confusion if you don’t have the right lawyer at your side to help keep you informed. Approaching the …

New Research Study Supports Shared Custody for Divorced Couples

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Child Custody on Thursday, September 7th, 2017. With the important exceptions for children who need protection from a negligent or an abusive parent, a new study out of Wake Forest University, indicates that shared parenting may benefit various families in the position of attempting to determine a …

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