Naples Family Attorney Russell Knight
Family Legal Services
Family Law refers to Florida law, rules, regulations, and court procedures involving the family unit when that unit comes under the purview of the courts. We at the Law Office of Russell Knight value your family as it exists now and will exist in the future.
Protecting Southwest Florida Families
In Florida, alimony is first governed by the alimony statute which immediately informs us that there are many kinds of alimony. In 2011 the Florida legislature made extensive revisions to the alimony statute. Despite that, alimony in Florida is not predictably calculated.
In years past, visitation was the term Florida law used to describe the time spent with the parent who was not awarded custody. Since 2008, there is no “visitation” in Florida law. It is instead called “parenting time” which is both a clearer definition of what visitation really is.
In a Florida divorce, a couples’ assets and liabilities will be totaled and categorized as either being marital or non-marital. Once property is identified as marital the courts will find that, upon divorce, the property should be divided equally.