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Can I Date While my Florida Divorce is Pending?

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While many people are not looking to start dating while their divorce is ongoing, there are some circumstances where someone may be ready to date again. Often times, people are mourning the loss of their marriage and are preoccupied with the divorce itself, but what about someone who has been separated for a while,… Read More »

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Methods Used to Value a Business in a Florida Divorce

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Topics like spousal support, child custody, and child support are common issues encountered in almost all divorces; however, those who own businesses will find there is added complexity when it comes to asset distribution. Those with a professional practice, like doctors, lawyers, dentists, accountants, etc., will encounter more complicated methods utilized to divide assets… Read More »

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Can Florida Alimony Payments Be Modified?

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Depending on the type of alimony awarded in your divorce, the court may agree to a modification in certain circumstances. You cannot apply to have alimony modified if it was never awarded in the first place or if the award specified it was not eligible for modification. Alimony may be awarded when a spouse… Read More »

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What is a Cohabitation Agreement in Florida?

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The term cohabitation refers to two people who choose to live together and not enter into a legal marriage.  There are many reasons people may choose to forego getting married, with the downside being that they are not afforded the same rights as married couples because Florida does not recognize common law marriage. Before… Read More »

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What Happens if You Don’t Pay Child Support in Florida?

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When someone is ordered to pay child support, it’s an obligation that they need to take seriously. Both parents need to be active participants in their child’s life, and that includes supporting him or her. Failure to comply with Florida court-ordered child support can have serious consequences. If you were awarded child support payments… Read More »

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Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Florida Divorce

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Each divorce is unique and has its own set of challenges. While some things are unexpected or unavoidable, others are commonly seen mistakes in Florida divorces. To help your own case, be sure you don’t make any of these mistakes. Not Seeking Quality Legal Advice One of the most common mistakes in a divorce… Read More »

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Can I File for Divorce in Florida Without an Attorney?

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If you are contemplating a divorce, you may be wondering whether it’s possible to file without retaining a Florida divorce attorney to assist you. In Florida, a divorce is referred to as a dissolution of marriage. While it’s legally possible to file for a dissolution on your own, it is not necessarily advised in… Read More »

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Can My Husband be Charged with Sexual Battery in Florida?

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In Florida, sexual battery is the official name for rape. There is a misconception that sexual battery only occurs between people who do not know each other. A spouse can be charged with sexual battery in some instances. Sexual battery is explained in Florida Statute 749.011. it is a crime to have non-consensual sexual… Read More »

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Preparing for Your Divorce Hearing

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The idea of having a divorce hearing and potentially needing to testify scares some people more than the prospect of starting over after years of marriage. If you are nervous about your upcoming divorce hearing, you aren’t alone. If you want to make it through your upcoming hearing with ease, it’s best to be… Read More »

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Possible Reasons Why Florida Divorce Rates are High

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It may come as a surprise to know that Florida often ranks as one of the states with the highest divorce rates. Given that the state also ranks high when it comes to stress, that can certainly be one explanation as to why the Sunshine State is not so sunny when it comes to… Read More »

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