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...

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...

Health Care

The costs that are associated with health care are often a much overlooked issue when a husband and or wife begin the divorce process.  How does an individual even begin to navigate what should be an...

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; ...

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...

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 ...

Contempt Issues

Going through a divorce can be a very difficult and emotionally draining task, so most people expect to get their lives back on track once the court has entered a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marr...

Custody and Time Sharing

What do the terms custody, visitation, time-sharing and parenting plan mean under Florida divorce and paternity law?  Historically Florida was what is considered a “custody” State where in the ty...

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...

Military Divorce

A military divorce in the State of Florida brings into place a number of different distinct and unique issues as compared to the typical Florida divorce between two civilians.  One of the issues beco...

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can have a tremendous impact on parties who are going through a Florida dissolution of marriage or a child custody case.  When a marriage or relationship ends due to an act or acts ...

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...