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Employment income can be imputed to a spouse in determining alimony, but there must be competent, substantial evidence to support specific findings of fact regarding the source and amount of the income.

The spouse claiming income should be imputed to his or her voluntarily unemployed or underemployed spouse bears the burden of proof of employability and that jobs are available.

The court may impute income if a party has no income or insufficient earnings upon a showing that there is a capability to earn more by the use of more diligent efforts.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we will put our knowledge and 30 years of experience to work for you, whether you are seeking alimony or defending a claim against alimony.

Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart. He will put his expertise to work for you and advocate for the best possible result in your alimony case.

To schedule an alimony consultation with Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law in Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin, please call (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

Learn more about alimony by visiting:
Alimony Payments Lawyer Tampa Bay – Gary S. Dolgin

“Over 10 years ago I was able to obtain a court order for my clients, granting them temporary custody of their then infant granddaughter.

Now she is 12 years old and my clients have legally adopted her. Family Law lawyers and Judges see a lot of sadness but this was a happy day!”

~ Gary S. Dolgin

When parents are unfit to care for their child, a third party may petition to get temporary custody of the child in order to provide a safer and more nurturing environment for the child.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we are passionate about protecting children and helping families obtain temporary child custody when it is in the best interest of the child.

Gary Dolgin has been helping families with child custody for over 30 years in the Tampa area.

If you are having any child custody issues such as temporary custody, determining parental responsibility, time-sharing problems, or any other custody issue that may be causing an unhealthy situation for your child, or negatively affecting your parental rights, we are here to help you.

To schedule a child custody consultation with Gary Dolgin, give us a call at (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

Learn more about child custody by visiting:
Child Custody Lawyer Tampa FL, Gary Dolgin

Determining Contested Relocation

There is no presumption in favor of or against a request to relocate with a child when the relocation will “materially affect” the current time-sharing, access and contact with the other parent or other persons entitled to contact and access.

The court will evaluate several factors when reaching a decision on contested relocation of a child.

When deciding whether or not to approve a contested relocation the court must consider the current employment and economic situation of each parent and whether the proposed location will improve the economic circumstances of the relocating parent and child.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we have been helping mothers and fathers with child custody for over 30 years in the Tampa area.

We have also been committed to protecting children’s best interests while helping to advocate for their parent’s rights.

If you are having any child custody issues such as relocation, determining parental responsibility, time-sharing problems, or any other custody issue that may be causing an unhealthy situation for your child, or negatively affecting your parental rights, we are here to help you.

To schedule a child custody consultation with Gary Dolgin, give us a call at (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

Learn more about child custody by visiting:
Child Custody Lawyer Tampa, Gary Dolgin

Jennifer had been a stay-at-home mom for nine years and needed an aggressive and knowledgeable divorce attorney who would help stand up for her and protect her best interests through her divorce.

It took over 2 years for Jennifer and her ex-husband to come to a final divorce agreement and Jennifer is happy that she selected Gary Dolgin to represent her.

Jennifer greatly appreciated Gary’s superior abilities to prepare her for and help her through numerous mediations.

She was also grateful to Gary for making sure that the details of her settlement agreement would allow her to be financially secure as she transitioned from being a Stay-At-Home Mom to entering the workforce again.

Jennifer highly recommends Gary Dolgin to anyone facing divorce.

Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart as the Tampa divorce lawyer you can count on to represent you. He will put his expertise and 30 years of experience to work for you, and advocate for the best possible result in your divorce case.

To schedule a divorce consultation with Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law in Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin, please call (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

Learn more about divorce by visiting:
Best Divorce Lawyer In Tampa – Gary S. Dolgin

Our May Newsletter celebrates Gary Dolgin having graduated from law school 32 years ago and from college 36 years ago.

Gary is grateful for having pursued his education and degrees in the fields of business and law in order to better serve the community as a Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law.

To see our May 2022 Newsletter, visit:
Gary S. Dolgin May 2022 Newsletter

If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable family law and divorce attorney in Tampa to represent your best interests, you can count on Gary Dolgin to help you.

To schedule a consultation with Gary S. Dolgin, Attorney At Law, call (813) 999-2772 and it will be our pleasure to help you.

To learn more about The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin and to see what his past clients have to say about his exceptional representation, visit:
Tampa Divorce Attorney – Gary S. Dolgin

Today at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we are celebrating 2 graduation anniversaries!

“36 years ago today I graduated college from Emory University Business School with a degree in accounting and 32 years ago I graduated law school from the University of Florida. I have a little less hair but hopefully a little more wisdom.”

~ Gary S. Dolgin

With over 30 years of experience in divorce and family law, Gary Dolgin has the expertise you need when facing divorce or any type of family law issue.

If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable family law and divorce attorney in Tampa to represent your best interests, you can count on Gary Dolgin to help you.

To schedule a consultation with Gary S. Dolgin, Attorney At Law, call (813) 999-2772 and it will be our pleasure to help you.

To learn more about The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin and to see what his past clients have to say about his exceptional representation, visit:
Family Attorney Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin

If future gift income of the receiving spouse is shown to be speculative, it should not be considered in an alimony calculation. Gardner v. Gardner, 692 So.2d 245 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997). See Vorcheimer v Vorcheimer, 780 So.2d 1018 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001).

However, gifts from the husband’s family received regularly throughout the marriage and relied on for support, were properly considered income in Ordini v. Ordini, 701 So.2d 663 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997).

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we will put our knowledge and 30 years of experience to work for you, whether you are seeking alimony or defending a claim against alimony.

Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart. He will put his expertise to work for you and advocate for the best possible result in your alimony case.

To schedule an alimony consultation with Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law in Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin, please call (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

Learn more about alimony by visiting:
Tampa Spousal Support Lawyer- Gary S. Dolgin

One of Gary Dolgin’s former divorce clients, Jennifer, is thankful to Gary for helping to guide her through her divorce 14 years ago.

As a Stay-At-Home Mom, Jennifer needed an aggressive and knowledgeable divorce attorney who would help stand up for her and protect her best interests through her divorce.

It took over 2 years for Jennifer and her ex-husband to come to a final divorce agreement and Jennifer is happy that she selected Gary Dolgin to represent her.

Jennifer greatly appreciated Gary’s superior abilities to prepare her for and help her through numerous mediations.

She was also grateful to Gary for making sure that the details of her settlement agreement would allow her to be financially secure as she transitioned from being a Stay-At-Home Mom to entering the workforce again.

Jennifer highly recommends Gary Dolgin to anyone facing divorce.

Being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law as well as being a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator sets Gary Dolgin apart as the Tampa divorce lawyer you can count on to represent you. He will put his expertise and 30 years of experience to work for you, and advocate for the best possible result in your divorce case.

To schedule a divorce consultation with Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law in Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin, please call (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

Learn more about divorce by visiting:
Tampa Divorce Lawyer – Gary S. Dolgin

Determining Contested Relocation

There is no presumption in favor of or against a request to relocate with a child when the relocation will “materially affect” the current time-sharing, access and contact with the other parent or other persons entitled to contact and access.

The court will evaluate several factors when reaching a decision on contested relocation of a child.

When deciding whether or not to approve a contested relocation the court must evaluate the reasons each person seeks or opposes the relocation, as well as numerous other factors.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we have been helping mothers and fathers with child custody for over 30 years in the Tampa area.

We have also been committed to protecting children’s best interests while helping to advocate for their parent’s rights.

If you are having any child custody issues such as relocation, determining parental responsibility, time-sharing problems, or any other custody issue that may be causing an unhealthy situation for your child, or negatively affecting your parental rights, we are here to help you.

To schedule a child custody consultation with Gary Dolgin, give us a call at (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

Learn more about child custody by visiting:
Child Custody Lawyer Tampa, Gary Dolgin

Gary Dolgin is proud to be the author of Chapter 6. “Temporary Relief” in the 6th through 13th Editions of The Florida Dissolution of Marriage book which is published by The Florida Bar.

After a divorce case is filed, but before it is resolved, the parties may request various forms of temporary relief from the court.

These include, but are not limited to:

– alimony/spousal support;
– temporary parental responsibility;
– child support;
– orders regarding marital assets and liabilities;
– an injunction for protection against domestic violence;
– a temporary injunction for protection against immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage;
– attorney’s fees, suit money, and costs;
– modification of temporary orders.

With over 30 years of experience in divorce and family law, Gary Dolgin has the expertise you need when facing divorce or any type of family law issue.

If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable family law and divorce attorney in Tampa to represent your best interests, you can count on Gary Dolgin to help you.

To schedule a consultation with Gary S. Dolgin, Attorney At Law, call (813) 999-2772 and it will be our pleasure to help you.

To learn more about The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin and to see what his past clients have to say about his exceptional representation, visit:
Family Lawyer Tampa, Gary S. Dolgin