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"O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health."    
-Psalm 30:2

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Health & Wholeness

A Message From Senior Partner and Owner Tom Marks...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Recently, we had an employee who was diagnosed with breast cancer. As you can imagine, a diagnosis like that doesn’t only affect one’s physical health, but their mental, emotional and spiritual health as well. Our health encompasses mind, body and spirit. When we are affected, others are too. In Family Law, clients are often in a state of emotional and mental distress, which can adversely affect their physical health over time. It would be short-sighted on the part of legal professionals, particularly in this practice of family law, to only focus on the legal aspects of a client’s case.
 
A Psalm says, “My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.” When clients enter our doors, it goes without saying that they are entering one of the most difficult times in their lives. No one enters marriage thinking they will one day get divorced. It’s not the type of thing that one prepares for either. We all think our love will last and when it doesn’t, it can be an emotionally, physically and spiritually crushing experience. Our team at The Marks Law Firm understands the concerns clients have. We strive to serve the ‘whole’ person, not just the legal issues.  Another Scripture says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.  If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”     
 
Divorce can be a devastating emotional, mental and spiritual experience, one that can also affect your physical well-being. It is important to have legal professionals who will walk that journey with you, giving you the support and wise counsel needed to bring about an equitable resolution and to help you begin again, stronger than before. Having the peace of mind that your rights are protected, your children are cared for and the reassurance that you will get past this low point in your life are our goals as your legal professionals. Our team at The Marks Law Firm stands ready to serve the ‘whole’ person, not just your case. Here’s to health and wholeness!!        
 

How Much Alimony Can I Receive From My Divorce?

Alimony is one of the most hotly contested issues in a divorce.
Some cases can carry on for years because spouses cannot agree on alimony.

Under Florida Statute 61.08, the amount of Alimony you can receive from your divorce depends on several factors starting with:

Need: First, the court must determine whether or not you or your spouse needs spousal support (aka – alimony).

Ability: Second, the court must determine whether or not you or your spouse has the actual ability to pay spousal support.
 

Will I have to Pay Alimony if I get Divorced in Florida?

 
One of the more common questions we receive from clients is:
“Will I have to pay alimony if I get divorced?”

Unfortunately, that question is not easily answered. Having to pay alimony in Florida depends on several factors unique to your personal divorce case.

To help you understand how alimony works in most Florida divorce cases, let’s cover some basic alimony principles you should know. 

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