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Your Financial Documents May be Hiding Something: The Search for Hidden Assets in Florida Divorce

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You know that divorce involves coming up with a fair and equitable division of assets. In most cases this division is easy – though not necessarily painless – because both parties are forthcoming and transparent about their assets. Unfortunately in others, usually those cases that involve high net-worth clients, children from previous relationships, or… Read More »

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Florida Child Custody and Rape

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Florida law allows a man who fathered a child through rape to obtain custody or visitation with that child. But a bill introduced to the United States House of Representative by Florida Representative Wendy Wasserman Schultz seeks to permanently change that. Effect of Sexual Violence in Boca Raton Child Custody Cases The Rape Survivor… Read More »

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How to Change Your Last Name after a Boca Raton Divorce

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Whether or not to continue using your married name after a divorce or revert to your maiden name is a personal decision. Some women choose to keep their married name because they want to share the same last name as their child (and avoid being constantly asked if they are the step-mother or nanny),… Read More »

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Forget Divorce: Some Couples Turning to Platonic Parenting Instead

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Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay front man Chris Man, caused a stir last year they announced that their 10-year-marriage would end not in divorce, but in a “conscious uncoupling”. But now some parents are taking that one step further, putting a twist on the age-old “we’re staying together for the kids” adage and… Read More »

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Modern Family Star in Legal Dispute over Frozen Embryos

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Modern Family star Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancée are in the midst of a legal dispute over the fate of frozen embryos the couple banked during their relationship. Vergara’s ex-fiancée wants to have the embryo’s implanted using a surrogate. Vergara, who is currently engaged, opposes use of the embryos and wants them to remain… Read More »

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Benefits of Maintaining a Friendly Relationship after Divorce

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Marriages usually end in divorce because couples agree that they no longer want to be a part of each other’s lives. So it is understandable that once the divorce is finalized, most couples are eager to cut the other out completely – or at least maintain as little contact as possible. But it may… Read More »

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New Florida Alimony Bill Submitted to Legislature

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Details of a bill seeking to revise Florida’s alimony laws finally became known last month when Rep. Colleen Burton (R)-Lakeland, submitted HB 943 to the House of Representatives. Among other changes, the bill, if passed as submitted, would alter the court’s determination of the amount and duration of an award of spousal support. Florida… Read More »

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Guardian Ad Litems in Florida Child Custody Cases

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Every parent wants what’s best for their child. But when going through a child custody case, some parents act selfishly, letting anger, hurt and betrayal guide their decisions regarding parenting plans and time sharing agreements, rather than what is truly in their child’s best interest. While child custody attorneys argue for a parenting plan… Read More »

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Establishing Paternity in Florida

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The majority of children are born to two parents who ready and willing to care for their child, whether the couple is in a committed relationship or not. But in some cases the biological father refuses to acknowledge the child, while in others, the mother is the one who refuses to make the acknowledgement…. Read More »

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Property Rights of Florida Cohabitating Couples

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Living together prior to, or even in lieu of, marriage is more commonplace now than ever – according to the U.S. Census Bureau statistics for 2010, 45% of U.S. households were comprised of unmarried couples. Yet in Florida, cohabitation is a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500… Read More »

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