Tag Archives: Boca Raton Divorce Lawyers
What are my Options for a Divorce in Florida?
People often assume that a divorce will be a lengthy and expensive process, but there are times when spouses can agree on everything, making it possible to simplify and expedite the divorce. Uncontested divorces can be a simplified dissolution of marriage or a regular dissolution. Qualifications for a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage Not every… Read More »
Comparing At-Fault and No-Fault Divorces
A number of states require that in order to file for divorce you must show cause. Other states are what are called no-fault divorce states, which means you don’t necessarily have to show just cause as to why you don’t want to be married to your spouse any longer. Florida is a No Fault… Read More »
Can a Spouse Obtain Medical and Mental Health Records in Divorce and/or Child Custody Matters?
The involvement of mental health professionals in Florida divorces is relatively common. Often times, they just receive a request, or even a subpoena, for records. However, if you’re concerned that your soon-to-be ex-spouse can just request all your medical and/or mental health records to use against you in the divorce, it’s not that simple…. Read More »
What are the Pros and Cons of Collaborative Divorce in Florida?
Florida is one of a handful of states that passed a law allowing the use of a collaborative process in family law matters, including divorce. If you haven’t heard of collaborative divorce, it’s important to familiarize yourself with what it is, as well as the possible pros and cons. What is Collaborative Divorce? The… Read More »
4 Mistakes People Make During a Divorce
Unfortunately, divorce tends to bring out the worst in people. It’s not necessarily surprising given that your entire life is in disarray and you’re likely arguing with someone you once loved over assets, right down to trivial things like who gets the kitchen blender. Emotions are running high, and we don’t always think with… Read More »
Alimony Awards will be Subject to New Federal Tax Laws
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 »
What to know About Bankruptcy and Divorce in Florida
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 »
How are Retirement Accounts Divided During a Florida Divorce?
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 »
The Collaborative Divorce Process in Florida
In mid-2017, the Collaborative Law Process Act (CLPA) went into effect in Florida. At the time the governor signed the law, Florida was only the 14th state to enact a collaborative law statute. The CLPA helps promote the resolution of family law disputes through a collaborative process rather than letting a third party (a… Read More »
What You Need to Know About Divorce in Florida
Are you considering getting a divorce in the state of Florida? Here are some of the basics you need to know first. Florida is a no fault state when it comes to divorce, which means parties need only show that their marriage is irretrievably broken. The state does not recognize common law marriage nor… Read More »