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Do you Have to Give the Engagement Ring back in Florida?

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One of the most common questions when a couple breaks up is who gets to keep the engagement ring? Does the recipient have to give it back to the giver? What about if the break up occurs after they are already married? Much like other jurisdictions, Florida considers engagement rings to be a conditional… Read More »

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How Does the Service Members’ Civil Relief Act Impact Family Law Matters in Florida?

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The Service Members’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a federal law that provides active duty military personnel with the ability to postpone various court proceedings. SCRA is covered in detail at 50 U.S.C. App 501-597b, and because it’s a federal law, states like Florida are bound by its provisions. What is the SCRA? The… Read More »

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Alimony Awards will be Subject to New Federal Tax Laws

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For Florida couples contemplating a divorce, now is the time to get started. 2019 will bring some new tax regulations into effect that can have negative consequences on your income tax returns depending on whether you’re the spouse paying or receiving an alimony award. Currently, spouses who are paying alimony to their ex-spouse have… Read More »

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How Social Media Plays a Role in Your Florida Divorce

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Nearly everyone you meet utilizes some form of social media, making it pretty easy to find out private details of someone else’s life. Some people keep their profiles extremely private, while others post about every minute detail of their daily life. No matter how you utilize social media, it’s important to understand how it… Read More »

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Types of Protective Orders in Florida

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Protective orders or restraining orders, also called injunctions for protection in Florida, are available for victims of domestic violence. Many people are affected by abuse and violence, and it’s important for potential victims to understand the resources available to them. If you’ve been a victim of domestic violence, it’s imperative to speak with a… Read More »

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Does Adultery Affects Divorce in Florida?

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Your spouse has been cheating on you and you want to file for divorce. It’s a common scenario and many people want to know how adultery will affect their divorce in Florida. Because Florida is a “no-fault” state, it means any person can petition the court for a divorce without any specific cause. The… Read More »

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Can You File for Annulment in Florida?

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Can You File for Annulment in Florida? Yes, Florida allows for marriages to be annulled in some instances. Before you run out with plans to have your marriage annulled, though, it’s important to understand what an annulment is and how it differs from divorce, as well as the procedure for requesting an annulment. In… Read More »

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What to know About Bankruptcy and Divorce in Florida

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If you’re preparing to file for divorce and you and/or your spouse are contemplating filing for bankruptcy, you should familiarize yourself with how bankruptcy can affect your divorce and vice versa. Because every case is different, retaining a skilled Boca Raton divorce attorney is crucial to protecting your rights and assets. To understand the… Read More »

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What Constitutes Marriage Immigration Fraud in Florida?

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It probably comes as no surprise that there are some U.S. citizens who are selling the promise of marriage to a foreign national in exchange for a visa so he or she can immigrate to the United States or remain in the country. When a non-resident individual enters into a marriage solely for immigration… Read More »

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How are Retirement Accounts Divided During a Florida Divorce?

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Retirement accounts like pension plans, 401Ks, IRAs, and annuities are typically determined to be marital assets, even though they are only in one spouse’s name. In many cases, a retirement account that was started prior to the marriage which may present some complications during divorce. If there were no additions and deposits during the… Read More »

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