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A New School Year, A New Parenting Plan?

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All parenting plans are modifiable.  Most newly divorced parents look at the final court order of dissolution of marriage and mentally calculate the number of years, months, and days until their youngest child turns 18, because that is when your ex-spouse can no longer have a veto vote about how much money you spend… Read More »

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What Happens To The Marital Property In A Marriage Annulment?

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Annulment of marriage is when the court declares that a marriage never existed.  Most annulments happen very shortly after the marriage ceremony, because the parties quickly realize that they are unsuitable marriage partners for each other.  Millennials will remember that, for exactly one weekend in early 2004, Britney Spears was married to her childhood… Read More »

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Who Gets To Keep The Pets In A Divorce?

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Sometimes the most painful aspect of divorce is fighting over possessions that have modest resale value but to which both spouses are deeply emotionally attached.  The situation is even worse when those possessions are not things, but rather beloved family pets.  To add insult to injury, the court tends to see things in terms… Read More »

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Divorce Disputes Over Intellectual Property

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The most valuable things in life are not things.  Judges in family law court know this, but the only way to disentangle couples from each other’s futures is to reduce everything to dollar amounts.  Intellectual property has a long history of defining and regulating what it means to own an idea and what you… Read More »

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Digital Assets And Florida Divorce

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Earlier this year, geriatric millennials everywhere breathed a sigh of despair when they found out that Dr. Dre’s classic album The Chronic is now available only as a nonfungible token (NFT).  Even people who own numerous NFTs are at a loss to explain what they are.  Everyone understands, however, why the court ordered Dre… Read More »

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Receivership In Florida Divorce Cases

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Some divorce cases are messier than others, and the family law courts have their ways of dealing with situations where estranged spouses or ex-spouses truly cannot cooperate with each other.  If divorced parents bicker and try to relitigate old disputes every time they drop off the children at each other’s house or talk on… Read More »

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What Should You Do If Your Ex-Spouse Will Not Remove His Or Her Personal Property From Your House?

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In movies, it makes for a delightfully dramatic scene when one spouse lets the other know that the marriage is over by removing their spouse’s property from the marital home.  One of the most memorable scenes in Larry Crowne is when Julia Roberts’s character kicks her husband to the curb by moving his computer… Read More »

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3 Ways Blended Families Can Avoid Holiday Stress

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Every divorced couple with minor children must agree to a court-ordered parenting plan, and every parenting plan includes a detailed schedule of which parent will be with the children on each day of the year, including holidays.  While this is certainly preferable to spending the entire month of November fighting about where the kids… Read More »

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Can You Stop Paying Alimony If Your Ex-Spouse Moves In With A New Partner?

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Divorce does not mean that your ex-spouse can no longer affect your life, financially or otherwise, especially if you have children together.  It does, however, mean that you are free to date someone new or even remarry.  The default option is for the family court not to interfere in divorced parents’ relationships with new… Read More »

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Are Grandparents Entitled To Parenting Time In Divorce Cases?

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Somewhere, there is a woman who gives thanks every day of the year that, now that she is divorced, her ex-mother-in-law can no longer ruin Christmas with her endless parade of drama like she did during the marriage.  Somewhere else, there is a woman who would rather communicate with her ex-mother-in-law than with her… Read More »

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