In a Florida divorce proceeding, a party seeking attorney’s fees usually does so under Fla. Stat. § 61.16. The purpose of section 61.16 is ensure that both parties in a divorce have the ability to seek competent legal counsel. Canakaris v. Canakaris, 382 So.2d 1197 (Fla. 1980). There are several ways in which a

Florida courts award permanent periodic alimony for the stated purpose of providing “for the needs and necessities of life for a former spouse as they were established during the marriage of the parties.” Mallard v. Mallard, 771 So. 2d 1138, 1140 (Fla. 2000); see also, Rosecan v. Springer, 845 So. 2d 927,

Substantial change in circumstances is one of the three circumstances where a Florida court can modify child support under Fla. Stat. § 61.13(1)(a). Courts interpreting “substantial change in circumstances” have found that the change in circumstances must be significant, material, involuntary and permanent in nature before a court will reduce child support payments. Overby v.

Florida Statute § 61.14(1) governs “[e]nforcement and modification of support, maintenance, or alimony agreements or orders.” That section provides in relevant part:

[W]hen a party is required by court order to make any [support, maintenance, or alimony] payments, and the circumstances of or the financial ability of either spouse changes … either party … may

“Good fortune” child support is the name given to child support awarded above the amount specified in the child support guidelines. When the court awards good fortune support, it is requiring the payor-parent to pay more than required under the guidelines in order to meet the child’s needs. Boyt v. Romanow, 664 So. 2d

Florida Statute § 61.30 establishes Florida’s child support guidelines in divorce proceedings. As one court recognized, Florida’s child support guidelines are not actually “guidelines.” Boyt v. Romanow, 664 So. 2d 995, 997 (Fla. 2d DCA 1995). Instead, section 61.30’s support guidelines provide a mandatory schedule of child support intended to meet the minimum needs

In order for a court to make an equitable distribution of marital assets, Fla. Stat. § 61.075(3) requires the court to make specific factual findings. See Segall v. Segall, 708 So. 2d 983, 985 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998). Section 61.075(3) mandates written findings as to the following:

(a) Clear identification of nonmarital assets and