- Practice Areas
- What is Alimony?
- Who gets alimony in Florida and why?
- Are there any guidelines in Florida for alimony, like those judges use in child support cases?
- Are there different types of alimony in Florida?
- Can a dependent spouse be forced to work in Florida?
- Can a person in Florida request alimony after the divorce is over?
- Can a spouse bankrupt his alimony obligations in Florida?
- Can alimony be modified or terminated in Florida?
- Does my ex-husband have to continue to pay alimony if I am now living with another man?
- How are support payments treated under federal income tax rules?
- How is spousal support calculated in Florida?
- If I receive an inheritance, does this affect alimony in any way in Florida?
- If a spouse commits adultery, does this behavior result in an increase in alimony in Florida?
- Can men seek alimony in Florida?
- What are the factors that go into an spousal support determination in Florida?
- When does alimony stop in Florida?
- Can a court award two kinds of alimony at the same time in Florida?
- Can a person limit their exposure to alimony by having a prenuptial agreement in Florida?
- Can a spouse be awarded temporary alimony during the pendency of the divorce proceeding in Florida?
- Can my ex-wife collect back alimony when she did nothing about my non-payment for several years?
- What is transitional alimony? Bridge the gap alimony?
- If a spouse retires, does this constitute a change in circumstances to justify a termination of alimony in Florida?
- What factors does the court consider in determining alimony in Florida?
- What is rehabilitative alimony?
- What is limited duration alimony?
Child Custody Law
- Are Florida courts more likely to award custody to mothers than to fathers?
- Can custody rights be modified in Florida?
- If the other parent will not allow me to see my children, do I have to pay support in Florida?
- What are some common terms that I should know in child custody cases?
- What factors go into determining custody and visitation in Florida?
- What happens in Florida when visitation rights are frustrated?
- What if the child's best interest does not coincide with the parents' personal desires?
- What if the custodial parent wants to move away from the non-custodial parent?
- At what age can my children decide where they want to live?
- Can expert witnesses be used in custody battles?
- Does a court have to decide our visitation schedule, or can the other parent and I make the schedule ourselves?
- If child support is not paid, must visitation be allowed in Florida?
- Is mediation the best approach to solving disagreements about child custody?
- I am a noncustodial parent, but my child lives with me now. Can I change the child support order?
Child Support Law
- Do I pay my spouse directly for child support in Florida?
- Can child support be reduced in Florida if I remarry and have more children with my new wife?
- Can my child's father be ordered to pay for my child's college education in Florida?
- Can I lower my child support payments in Florida if I spend more time with my kids?
- Can my ex-spouse make me pay for a private school for our child in Florida?
- How are child care expenses divided in Florida?
- How do I get my child support increased in Florida?
- If I get joint custody, will I still have to pay child support in Florida?
- Must the children be covered by health insurance?
- What determines how much child support I have to pay in Florida?
- Who can seek a child support modification in Florida?
- Can the Florida courts include my new spouse's income when setting child support?
- Can child support be retroactively modified in Florida?
- Can I make my support payments directly to my ex-spouse? Should I?
- My child is about to turn 18, but is still in high school and living at home. Can I still get child support?
- What does it mean to be in default of a child support order and what can happen to me if I go into default?
- What does the term combined income refer to in figuring child support in Florida?
- Will my overtime be included in child support calculations?
- How is child support calculated in Florida?
- What are grounds for divorce in Florida?
- How is divorce initiated in Florida?
- How is annulment different from divorce?
- Can I oppose a divorce in Florida?
- How do I protect my credit when going through divorce in Florida?
- My spouse just asked for a divorce. What do I do first in Florida?
- What happens to joint debts when we divorce in Florida?
- In my Florida divorce case, what are the alternatives to going to court?
- What is a marital settlement agreement in a divorce in Florida?
- What is collaborative divorce?
- Can an out of state divorce be enforced in Florida?
- Can I file for divorce in Florida while my spouse is stationed with the military in another country?
- Can I go back to my maiden name after my divorce in Florida?
- Do I have to share my pension after my Florida divorce?
- In my Florida divorce case, how do I prove ownership of the dog?
- Is it illegal to get remarried before my divorce is final?
- In my Florida divorce case, what does the mediator do?
- What happens to retirement funds and 401k plans in a divorce?
- What if my spouse is served with the divorce papers but does not answer?
- What is an uncontested divorce?
- How are assets split in a divorce?
- Grandparents Rights >
- Can a spouse refuse to sign divorce papers in Florida?
- How can I obtain a legal divorce or dissolution of marriage in Florida?
- What is marital property?
- What is a postnuptial agreement?
- What is a prenuptial or ante nuptial agreement?
- Can I get a simplified divorce/dissolution of marriage?
- Can you get a divorce if your spouse is incarcerated?
- Can you get a divorce if you are pregnant?
- Military Divorce Law >
- What does it mean to establish paternity?
- When is it necessary to take a paternity test?
- Can I get visitation or custody, even though I was not married to the mother, and I am not on the birth certificate?
- The father of my child will not admit paternity. What can I do in Florida?
- Who is allowed to start a paternity case?
- Can the name of the child be changed when paternity is established?
- What happens if the mother was married to another man at the time the child was born?
- What is an administrative order?
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N. Diane Holmes, P.A. Family Law Group
Welcome to our family law practice!
The N. Diane Holmes, P.A. Family Law Group has been practicing family law in Central Florida for more than 30 years. Whether you are seeking guidance for a pre-nuptial matter or facing the
difficult realities of divorce, you will find our attorneys to be exceptionally qualified and determined; supported by a dedicated staff to guide you every step of the way. We strive to negotiate when possible, but litigate in court effectively when necessary.
The firm’s practice areas embrace all aspects of Family Law:
Our clients will attest that we are devoted to them and take a personal interest in their well-being. We are dedicated advocates for children, and work diligently to protect them. Though we accept cases throughout Florida, we primarily focus on Central Florida*.
Please know that all of us at N. Diane Holmes, P.A. Family Law Group are here to guide you with compassion, creative solutions and an unwavering commitment to you and your family.
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Attorney N. Diane Holmes Achieves Board Certification in Family Trial Law
The N. Diane Holmes , P.A. Family Law Group is pleased to announce that founder N. Diane Holmes has joined an elite group of trial attorneys. She successfully achieved board certification as a family trial advocate through the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) which is the highest, most stringent, and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve.
Ms. Holmes is now among the approximately three percent of American lawyers who have illustrated a commitment to bettering the legal profession by completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney's experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.
The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency, attendance of continuing legal education courses, submission of legal writing documents, proof of good standing, and passing of an examination.
A graduate of the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, Ms. Holmes also earned her Bachelor of Arits (with Honors) degree there. She was the first female lawyer in Central Florida to hold a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers designation.
She is also consistently ranked as a Florida "Super lawyer", and is held in high regard by her peers with the coveted 5.0 Martindale-Hubbell peer rating for "high ethical standards and professional ability." Additionally, Ms. Holmes is board certified in Marital & Family Law by The Florida Bar, and is a certified family mediator for the Supreme Court of Florida.
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