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Understanding Different Types of Alimony in a Florida Divorce

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Usually called spousal support, alimony can also be termed maintenance. It generally allows a spouse with a superior financial position to support a spouse after the end (and sometimes during) the marriage. Alimony is also meant to maintain the lower-earning spouses lifestyle/standard of living they grew accustomed to before the divorce.


In Florida, there are 6 different types of alimony available to the lower-earning spouse: temporary, bridge the gap, lump sum, rehabilitative, durational, and permanent periodic.


Many different factors affect the award of alimony, including the duration of the marriage, living standards of the couple during the marriage, age of the parties, marital and non-marital assets, the need for career training or retraining, and the contributions each spouse made to the marriage.


If you are currently undergoing a Florida divorce, and believe alimony may be awarded- or would like it to be- you should contact us immediately.


If you believe we can help, call 321-586-3866 to make an appointment or have a consultation over the phone. When you meet with us, we can help you understand the particular circumstance surrounding your issue and create an individualized plan to help you come to the best resolution possible. You can also visit our website: www.eugenioslaw.com for more information.

Alimony and your Rights in Florida- How to Negotiate a Fair Settlement Effectively

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Alimony and your Rights in Florida- How to Negotiate a Fair Settlement Effectively


As is often the case, Divorces which drag on for long periods usually do so because of disagreement about the distribution of assets.


If you are planning on getting Divorced, or have already filed and are in the beginning of the process, there are some important points you should consider. A divorce decree will substantially affect your life for years to come- it is essential the distribution of your combined assets meets your expectations.


Florida follows the doctrine of Equitable Distribution, which can generally be described as a “fair” allocation of marital assets. However, Equitable does not mean “equal”, your family court judge will look for a distribution which is in the best interests of both parties. This concept is especially true when talking about alimony. Here are some things you can do to make sure the amount of alimony you get is proper:


-Evidence- don’t rely on your ex to provide any evidence of your marital financial situation. Ensure you obtain effective records detailing both your current income, and the past assets acquired during the marriage.


-Write Down your Budget- A single person with a career will likely not need as much financial support as a student going back to school for his/her degree. Work with a professional or on your own to determine how much you will need to cover expenses for the next year.


-Plan for Alimony Long Term- Divorce is a transitional period which often requires a large amount of planning, unforeseen expenses, and new bills. A large payment up front may be nice in the short term but consideration should be given to your long term needs. You should think very carefully about what type of income you will generate on your own; in addition to the monthly alimony award you need to receive.


-Get the Help of a Florida Lawyer- One of the most important steps to consider is talking to a licensed Florida attorney about the distribution of assets in your divorce. An experienced attorney will have a deep knowledge of the justice system in your area and be able to help you in planning and attaining the money you deserve.


If you believe we can help, call 321-586-3866 to make an appointment or have a consultation over the phone. When you meet with us, we can help you understand the particular circumstance surrounding your issue and create an individualized plan to help you come to the best resolution possible. You can also visit our website: www.eugenioslaw.com for more information.

Orlando Divorce Lawyer- Modifying a Parenting Plan, Is It Possible?

Posted on December 8, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Parenting Plans are usually included in Divorce Judgments and are hard to modify without substantial need. Florida Statute 61.13 generally says you must show a “substantial, permanent, and unanticipated” change of circumstances; then the plan can be modified to suit the best interests of the child.



What all this means is that there are large obstacles in the way, and a change should only be attempted if the parent believes they have the strongest possible grounds to move forward. Some minor inconveniences, or even a sporadic issue is simply not enough to meet the statutory burden required to change the plan.



The most obvious way to avoid modifying a Parenting Agreement is to ensure the original plan is fair and suited for your needs. I find myself reminding clients that the Parenting Agreement will apply indefinitely, so ensure the rules are something they can live with into the foreseeable future.



If you do decide to challenge the current plan, ensure you have a large amount of evidence to meet the statutory burden. It is in this situation a lawyers help becomes very useful- attorneys will know what evidence is legitimate and the procedural method to bring the case in court.



If you believe we can help, call 321-586-3866 to make an appointment or have a consultation over the phone. When you meet with us, we can help you understand the particular circumstance surrounding your issue and create an individualized plan to help you come to the best resolution possible. You can also visit our website: www.eugenioslaw.com for more information.

Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer- How to Deal with a Hit-and-Run Accident.

Posted on December 2, 2018 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In Florida, Hit-and-Run accidents occur frequently. Unfortunately, the injured party is sometimes left without recourse as the offender cannot be found. Whether you were involved in an accident where the other party left the scene, or are being accused of leaving the scene yourself, here are some helpful tips:


-Be sure to provide your information and render aid. Florida law requires you provide your drivers license, name, address, and registration to the other party. Additionally, you must render aid (usually by calling ems) if the other party is injured.


-you may not be held accountable for a hit-and-run accident in a small, limited number of situations. These include: lack of knowledge, and lack of awareness an accident occurred. Also, you will not be expected to render aid if you yourself are severely injured.


If you believe we can help, call 321-586-3866 to make an appointment or have a consultation over the phone. When you meet with us, we can help you understand the particular circumstance surrounding your issue and create an individualized plan to help you come to the best resolution possible. You can also visit our website: www.eugenioslaw.com for more information.

Orlando Auto Injury Lawyer- Vehicle Defects and Car Accidents: Are you Responsible?

Posted on December 2, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Contemporary vehicles are advanced machines with a multitude of sensors and systems. While the increased complexity makes the vehicles more convenient, it also increases the chance something may go wrong.


What happens if a defective vehicle component malfunctions and is the sole reason for the collision?


The Insurance company, both yours and the other sides-will want to ask a number of questions-have you maintained the vehicle properly, has this part ever failed before, do you get the required service for this part, etc.


Once the answers have been given the insurance company will want to determine who is liable. This is a delicate process, and the relative skill of your attorney will come into play in dealing with the insurance carriers.


Also important, if you are found to be even fractionally responsible for the other drivers injuries you could end up paying all the damages.


It is for these reasons a skilled lawyer can be helpful in handling your case.


If you believe we can help, call 321-586-3866 to make an appointment or have a consultation over the phone. When you meet with us, we can help you understand the particular circumstance surrounding your issue and create an individualized plan to help you come to the best resolution possible. You can also visit our website: www.eugenioslaw.com for more information.

When Should I Hire a Brevard Injury Lawyer?

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

If you’re injured, The Eugenios Law Offices suggest you hire an attorney immediately. Insurance companies and large corporations usually do not pay out reasonable settlements without some sort of conflict. Even if you did nothing wrong, you can expect a long fight to get the justice you deserve.


Most importantly, hiring a lawyer soon after the accident will help preserve evidence. Witness memory, construction and changes to the area, even the weather will play a part in the degradation of key pieces of evidence. Hiring an attorney will help preserve evidence in its original state.


If you believe we can help, call 321-586-3866 to make an appointment or have a consultation over the phone. When you meet with us, we can help you understand the particular circumstance surrounding your issue and create an individualized plan to help you come to the best resolution possible. You can also visit our website: www.eugenioslaw.com for more information.

Brevard Injury Lawyer: Can you Sue if your Uber/Lyft vehicle gets in an accident?

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

can you sue if your Uber/Lyft vehicle gets in an accident?


As we all know, driving a large, heavy machine like a truck or car can be dangerous. Accidents do happen, but what if you’re injured while a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle?


You enter a Contractual relationship with the Uber or Lyft company when you accept a ride with one of their employees. As in any other business, both Lyft and Uber have insurance policies which cover their drivers and any injuries which may occur due to their drivers negligence.


Its important to keep in mind, especially during the busy holiday season- if your Uber or Lyft driver is negligent, you can still seek reasonable damages for your injury.


If you believe we can help, call 321-586-3866 to make an appointment or have a consultation over the phone. When you meet with us, we can help you understand the particular circumstance surrounding your issue and create an individualized plan to help you come to the best resolution possible. You can also visit our website: www.eugenioslaw.com for more information.


Brevard Lawyer Tips for Dealing with mental trauma after an accident.

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

When someone is involved in an accident, the resulting injuries can have both physical and mental effects. While your physical injuries may be dealt with on an immediate basis, the mental harm caused by this type of incident can stretch on long after your physical injuries have healed. PTSD, anxiety, mood swings, reliving the event, and depression are symptoms connected to your injury which can manifest themselves in different ways during your regular life.


It is always important to get immediate medical treatment if you believe your accident contributed directly to any of these mental conditions. Additionally, if you decide to pursue the individual or company which caused the harmful act, your attorney can seek damages in court.


If you believe we can help, call 321-586-3866 to make an appointment or have a consultation over the phone. When you meet with us, we can help you understand the particular circumstance surrounding your issue and create an individualized plan to help you come to the best resolution possible. You can also visit our website: www.eugenioslaw.com for more information.

Orlando Motorcycle Accident Lawyer- Can a motorcyclist sue if he/she isn't physically contacted by a vehicle?

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Motorcycle riding can be dangerous, especially when other motorists aren’t paying attention. A no-contact motorcycle accident occurs when a cyclist has to maneuver out of the way quickly. Commonly, the motorcyclist will lose control due to this maneuvering and a crash may occur.


In the state of Florida, a motorcyclist can sue if another driver‘s actions caused his/her injuries. However, a suit will only find ground if the cyclist can prove the other driver acted negligently.


Drivers are required to maintain adequate situational awareness. No-contact accidents usually occur when the driver is not paying attention to road conditions, and this may be grounds for a negligence claim- regardless of physical contact.


If this has happened to you, call 321-586-3866 to make an appointment or have a free consultation over the phone. When you meet with us, we can help you understand the particular circumstance surrounding your issue and create an individualized plan to help you come to the best resolution possible. You can also visit our website: www.eugenioslaw.com for more information.


What should central Florida residents do if they are Injured at a Business

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Imagine you’re walking in a local store and slip on a piece of merchandise carelessly left on the floor. If you don’t require immediate medical attention, there are a few things you should do.


1. Document the scene- photos, cell phone videos, even a rough drawing of the scene will help later on.


2. Witnesses- get the contact information of people standing around the scene where the accident occurred. These statements will be very helpful should any litigation take place.


3. Employee- once the above has been gathered contact an employee of the establishment and obtain a copy of the incident report he/she writes about what happened.


4. Finally, if you believe you have injuries, no matter how serious, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.


If this has happened to you, call 321-586-3866 to make an appointment or have a free consultation over the phone. When you meet with us, we can help you understand the particular circumstance surrounding your issue and create an individualized plan to help you come to the best resolution possible. You can also visit our website: www.eugenioslaw.com for more information.


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