Category Archives: Divorce

In this article, Maggie S. shares her story about vowing to always stay in control of her finances after going through divorce.

During her marriage she relied on her husband to control the finances and was content having a joint bank account with him.

Once she realized that her marriage was ending, she became gripped with fear regarding her finances simply because she just didn’t know enough about her financial situation.

Years after her divorce, she finds comfort in being autonomous, and takes pride in staying fully aware of her finances.

To read the full article, visit: “Never Rely on a Man’s Money”

Traditionally, women have relied on their husbands to handle all the finances. However, more and more women are realizing that it is important to have knowledge and control over their own finances, especially in the event of divorce.

If you find yourself facing divorce, we can help answer any questions you may have.

Gary S. Dolgin is Board Certified in Marital Family and has over 33 years of experience practicing law in Tampa.

If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable 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 see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, and to learn more about divorce, visit:
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Board certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the state Supreme Court.

When selecting an attorney to represent you in your family law case, choosing a board certified expert gives you the confidence in knowing that your attorney is recognized by The Florida Bar for being competent and experienced.

Gary Dolgin is proud to be one of only 27 Board Certified Experts In Marital and Family Law in Hillsborough County, one of only 271 in the entire State of Florida, and has over 33 years of experience practicing law in Tampa.

If you need help with any Family Law issue such as divorce, child support, child custody, spousal support, adoption, visitation, or equitable distribution give us a call today at (813) 999-2772 to schedule a consultation with Gary Dolgin, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

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In this New York Times article, victims share their stories about how their abusive exes used their car apps to stalk and harass them, even after they were separated or divorced.

The advanced technology available with vehicle apps may help you locate your vehicle, start your vehicle remotely, and even set your vehicle’s interior temperature right from a smartphone app.

However, when abusive partners or exes have access to your vehicle’s app, it may put you in danger of being stalked and harassed.

Learn more by reading the full article at:
Car Apps Used By Abusive Exes

With over 33 years of experience in all aspects of divorce and family law, being a Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar, and being a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, Gary Dolgin has the expertise you need when facing divorce, domestic violence issues or if you have any type of family law issue.

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 see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, and to learn more about divorce, visit:
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In this video, divorce lawyer in Tampa, Gary Dolgin explains the Supportive Relationship Statute in Florida regarding alimony.

“Do you have an alimony issue where you’re paying alimony to your former spouse who is living with another individual, and you don’t believe this is fair?

Well, Florida has a statute known as the Supportive Relationship Statute, in which a Judge, after considering many factors, could either reduce or terminate your alimony obligation if your ex-spouse and another individual are involved in what is essentially a relationship in which they are essentially married.

What does a judge look at?

Well, have they acquired property together?

Have they acquired a business together?

Do they have a joint bank account?

Do they support each other financially?

Do they support each other’s children?

Those are just some of the many examples that a Judge would look at in determining whether a supportive relationship exists and whether you may be eligible to have your alimony either reduced or terminated.”

With over 33 years of experience in all aspects of divorce and family law, being a Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar, and being a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, Gary Dolgin has the expertise you need when facing divorce, determining child support or if you have any type of family law issue.

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 see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, and to learn more about divorce, visit:
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Child support laws in Florida regarding adult dependent children have changed as of July 1, 2023. The new law states:

“In making its decisions, the court shall consider:

(a) Any state or federal programs and benefits that the dependent adult child is receiving or may receive due to reaching the age of majority; and

(b) The effect that the court-ordered support would have on the dependent adult child’s eligibility for such programs and benefits.”

If you have any questions regarding the new Florida family laws, we are here to help you.

With over 33 years of experience in all aspects of divorce and family law, being a Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar, and being a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, Gary Dolgin has the expertise you need when facing divorce, determining child support or if you have any type of family law issue.

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 see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, and to learn more about divorce, visit:
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In this video, Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law, Gary Dolgin explains the new rehabilitative alimony laws that went into effect July 1, 2023.

Permanent alimony is no longer authorized under Florida law, and that makes the other types of alimony even more important to understand.

A very important type of alimony is rehabilitative alimony.

Rehabilitative alimony comes into play if you’ve been out of the workforce for many years and you want to go back to college or further your education so that you can become self-supporting.

Under Florida’s new alimony law, the maximum amount of time that you can receive rehabilitative alimony is for five years, and there is no 35% cap, as there is in durational alimony.

In durational alimony, the amount determined to be the obligee’s reasonable need, or an amount not to exceed 35 percent of the difference between the parties’ net incomes, whichever amount is less.

If you have questions regarding rehabilitative alimony, give us a call, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable 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 see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, and to learn more about divorce, visit:
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Under Florida’s new alimony law, there is a maximum amount that the court can order as it relates to durational alimony.

The amount of durational alimony is the amount determined to be the obligee’s reasonable need, or an amount not to exceed 35 percent of the difference between the parties’ net incomes, whichever amount is less. Net income shall be calculated in conformity with s. 61.30(2) and (3), excluding spousal support paid pursuant to a court order in the action between the parties.

With regard to other types of alimony: bridge-the-gap the gap transitional alimony; or rehabilitative alimony; or temporary alimony; there is no 35% cap.

If you have any questions about the new alimony laws which have taken effect July 1, 2023, we are happy to help you.

If you have any questions about the new laws which have taken effect July 1, 2023, we are happy to help you.

If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable 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 see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, and to learn more about divorce, visit:
Best Divorce Lawyer in Tampa – Gary S. Dolgin

Gary Dolgin traveled to Tampa’s sister city Le Havre, France with a delegation of 40, including the Mayor of Tampa, 10 judges, several lawyers, educators, law enforcement officials and business leaders to spend a week exchanging ideas and learning with French colleagues.

At the end of a great week, Gary participated in “Les 20km de Paris,” a half-marathon that started and finished at the Eiffel Tower.

This was the farthest that Gary had ever run, and he had a wonderful time running with his friend Peter.

It was a great way to wrap up a fantastic week discussing important family law issues.

As a Board Certified Expert in Marital and Family Law in Tampa, with over 33 years of experience in divorce and family law, Gary was happy to be a part of this incredible weeklong event.

To learn more about The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin and to see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, you may visit:
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Significant changes to alimony laws have gone into effect in Florida, effective July 1, 2023.

One of the new laws regarding how retirement affects alimony is as follows:

In determining whether an award of support, maintenance, or alimony should be reduced or terminated because of the obligor’s voluntary retirement, the court shall give consideration to, and make written findings of fact regarding factors, such as:
– the age and health of the obligor
– the nature and type of work performed by the obligor
– the customary age of retirement in the obligor’s profession
– the obligor’s motivation for retirement and likelihood of returning to work
– the needs of the obligee and the ability of the obligee to contribute toward his or her own basic needs
– the economic impact that a termination or reduction of alimony would have on the obligee
– all assets of the obligee and the obligor accumulated or acquired prior to the marriage, during the marriage, or following the entry of the final judgment as well as the obligor and obligee’s respective roles in the wasteful depletion of any marital assets received by him or her at the time of the entry of the final judgment
– the income of the obligee and the obligor earned during the marriage or following the entry of the final judgment
– the social security benefits, retirement plan benefits, or pension benefits payable to the obligor and the obligee following the final judgment of dissolution
– the obligor’s compliance, in whole or in part, with the existing alimony obligation

If you have any questions about the new laws which have taken effect July 1, 2023, we are happy to help you.

If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable 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 see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, and to learn more about divorce, visit:
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Significant changes to alimony and timesharing laws have gone into effect in Florida, effective July 1, 2023.

Over the next several weeks we will be summarizing some of these changes on our social media channels to help our community understand the changes.

If you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable 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 see what past clients have to say about retaining Gary Dolgin to represent them during their divorce, and to learn more about divorce, visit:
Tampa Divorce Lawyer – Gary S. Dolgin