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Tag Archives: Separation Agreement

Divorce or Legal Separation: Which is Better?

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Many couples know that they no longer want to cohabitate with their spouse, but they are not sure if they want a divorce. When this happens, they have the option of seeking a legal separation. A legal separation is similar to divorce in that you have to negotiate issues such as child custody, visitation,… Read More »

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What If My Spouse Dies Before Our Divorce is Final?

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It happens: one party of a Florida divorce passes away in the middle of the divorce proceedings, leaving the surviving spouse with a host of questions. Is he or she officially recognized as a widow/widower, or a divorcee? Will he or she still have to go through the typical divorce procedures, including dividing up… Read More »

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How is Property Divided When Unmarried Couples Separate?

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Under Florida Statutes 798.01 and 798.02, cohabitation was illegal in the state of Florida, and any couple caught violating either of those provisions was found guilty of a second-degree misdemeanor. Today however, more and more couples are choosing to cohabitate without getting married. Whether this is because they do not believe in the institution… Read More »

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Introduction to International Divorce

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International divorces are increasing as globalization rises. It is becoming more common over time to take jobs overseas, to be temporarily relocated to company offices in other countries, or to take a brief period to study or receive an advanced degree abroad. Now that the divorce rate in the United States approaches fifty percent,… Read More »

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Florida’s Longstanding Cohabitation Prohibition Lifted

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This past April, Florida finally lifted its prohibition on cohabitation, which has stood as good law in Florida for many, many years. Measures to lift the prohibition have bounced around the Florida legislature for several years, but often have been shelved in order for the House and Senate to review other bills instead. The… Read More »

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Top Five Financial Mistakes People Make During Divorce

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Going through a divorce or separation can feel like trying to complete a juggling act. Shared children, financial considerations, division of assets, etc. can all be catalysts for stress, for errors, and for confusion. Protecting your financial interests is one of the most important things an individual should do during divorce; however, it is… Read More »

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The Parents are Separating- Who Pays Junior’s College Tuition

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As the rising costs of college tuition and young adult living expenses continues to skyrocket, concerns regarding which parent, if either, should contribute to children’s educational expenses in the case of divorce or separation becomes an even more pressing issue. Some states will honor and enforce a student’s parents’ divorce or separation agreement and… Read More »

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