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Collecting Back Child Support in Florida

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When you get divorced or already have a custody agreement in place, one parent is usually required to make some type of child support payments to the other parent. However, what is the process when one parent is not keeping up with their court-ordered payments? When this happens, it’s known as being “in arrears,”… Read More »

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How Assets are Divided in a Florida Divorce

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Aside from child custody, one of the most contentious aspects of divorce involves dividing the marital assets. Deciding who gets to keep what usually brings about one of the biggest fights. Even in cases where the spouses are on decent terms, trying to figure out how to fairly divide assets can be complex and… Read More »

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Possible Legal Complications with Same-Sex Divorces in Florida

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Now that same-sex couples can enjoy the benefits of legal marriage in Florida, the possibility of divorce comes into the equation as well. While same-sex couples have the same rights to divorce as they do to marry, there may be some additional challenges that heterosexual couples do not face when getting a divorce. Length… Read More »

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How 2019 Tax Law Changes are Impacting Florida Divorces

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With the new year here, it means new tax changes are now in effect. These changes can bring additional stress to an already contentious time. Divorce is an emotional process and typically involves a lot of paperwork, money, and arguing over asset distribution. Some of the new changes now in effect could make asset… Read More »

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Division of Assets in a Florida Divorce

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Like many other states, Florida follows the rule of equitable distribution during a divorce. This differs from community property states in which marital assets are split 50/50. With equitable distribution, assets are divided fairly. Courts will use a number of factors to help decide what is fair for each couple’s particular situation. Every situation… Read More »

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How to Talk about a Prenup Before Your Florida Wedding

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Making the decision to ask your partner to get married can be scary and stressful enough, but this can pale in comparison to the stress and anxiety some people feel about broaching the subject of a prenup before saying “I do.” Unless the topic has been addressed in conversation before, bringing up a prenup… Read More »

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Three Methods to Establishing Paternity in Florida

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When a married woman gives birth, there is an assumption that the husband is the father of the child. But what happens when the mother is unmarried? What if she knows who the father is, but he won’t step up and take responsibility? Like other states, Florida allows for several methods of determining paternity… Read More »

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Difference Between Annulment and Divorce in Florida

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Some people think annulment and divorce are the same thing, and the terms are sometimes then used interchangeably. That couldn’t be further from the truth, as both have distinct meanings and different consequences. If you want to end your marriage and have questions, it’s important to speak with a knowledgeable Boca Raton divorce attorney… Read More »

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How to Bring Up the Subject of Divorce

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If you have decided your marriage is no longer working out and you want to get a divorce, bringing up the topic to your spouse can be quite the challenge. You are concerned about how they will act and whether it means you will be fighting about everything and anything from that point forward…. Read More »

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What to know about Collaborative Divorce in Florida

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There are multiple ways to resolve a divorce. Litigation is the standard method most people think of, but there are alternative methods that are becoming more common. Some of these include mediation, arbitration, and collaborative divorce. Collaborative Law Basics With collaborative divorce, each party retains an attorney who is trained in collaborative divorce methods…. Read More »

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