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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Mediation

Florida Statute § 44.1011 (2) defines Mediation as “a process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parti...

Marital Assets and Debts

One of the biggest concerns that a person who is contemplating getting divorced has is how a court will divide up all of their personal property and debts.  In Florida, the general rule is that all a...

The Financial Affidavit – The Key to your Divorce

The Financial Affidavit – The Key to your Divorce By Michael J. Costantino, Esq. Vital information about the Florida Financial Affidavit required in a divorce or paternity action During divorce proc...