Qualified Domestic Relations Order-QDRO

In Florida, upon getting divorced a spouse is entitled to a portion of the other spouse’s retirement benefits.  Florida Statute § 61.076 (1) governs the distribution of retirement plans upon t...

Invest in Yourself

One of the most important things to remember as you are moving forward with an action for dissolution of marriage is to accurately and fully fill out the Florida Family Law long form financial affidav...

Facebook Consequences in Divorce

In our everyday life, Facebook and other social media services can play a very important role in sharing mementos of our daily activities with our friends and family.  Social media also allows people...

Bringing Children into the Divorce Process

One major no-no in a Florida divorce case in which the parties have minor children is to “bring the children into the divorce process.  “Bringing the children into the divorce” means that the p...

Speedy Divorce

New Horizons Law, P.A., Michael J. Costantino, Esq. is quite often asked about the possibility of obtaining a speedy divorce.  The short answer is that in Florida it is possible for two individuals t...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

One of the first questions that a potential client typically asks to New Horizons Law, P.A., Michael J. Costantino, Esq. is “How much will my divorce cost?”  While this may be a very reasonable q...

Pre Nups

Historically, postnuptial agreements have been used by parties who previously went through a divorce; and now want to protect their assets just in case their upcoming marriage also ends in a divorce....

Dividing Assets & Liabilities

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