What happens to the Marital Residence in Divorce?

One of the first questions that New Horizons Law, P.A., Michael J. Costantino, Esq. is often asked from a potential new divorce client is who gets to stay in the house once I file for divorce.  The a...

Step Parent Adoption

In the United States, statistics show that the majority of marriages end in divorce which has resulted in a shift from the traditional family where the mother and father are biologically related to th...

Temporary Relief

It is very common for a potential client to tell New Horizons Law, P.A., Michael J. Costantino, Esq. that she would like to file for divorce but that her husband has full control of all the finances; ...

Why Should I Hire an Attorney?

Why should I hire an attorney to assist me with a divorce in Florida?  It should come as no surprise then that Florida Family Law is an area of practice which requires a very significant amount of kn...

Holiday Time Sharing

The holiday season is a normally a time when families get together and celebrate. It is supposed to be a time of joy where we give thanks, but when two parties are in the process of a divorce or are d...

Divorce and Forensics

In a contentious divorce, there are really only a few things that spouses can fight over: children, alimony, money, assets and debts.  Often the fight over children is due to the amount of child supp...

Child or Children with Special Needs

While child support ends either when a child turns 18 years of age or when the child reaches the age of 19, provided that your child has not graduated high school by his or her 18th birthday – t...

Dirty Tricks…

It has been the experience of New Horizons Law, P.A., Michael J. Costantino, Esq. that in many divorces, one party will try to manipulate the other by refusing to play fair under the court rules and r...

What is a GAL?

At New Horizons Law, P.A., Michael J. Costantino, Esq. commonly is asked “What is a Guardian ad Litem?” The term “ad Litem” is a Latin phrase which translates to “for the lawsuit.”  A Gua...

The Financial Affidavit

Florida Statute § 61.075 defines which assets and debts are marital; and it expressly requires the Court to equitably divide all of the pantie’s “marital” property in a fair and equitable ...