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Category Archives: Divorce

COVID-19 Lockdown Could Lead to More Divorces

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Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the COVID-19 outbreak is a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the United States and many countries throughout the world have issued “stay-at-home” orders to have people isolate themselves at home in order to “flatten the curve.” Although being at home with a spouse all day… Read More »

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Contested Divorce in Florida

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When a couple is seeking to end their marriage but there are still unresolved issues that must be sorted out, they generally file for a contested divorce. In this blog, we explain what you need to know about contested divorce in the state of Florida. How Do I Start a Contested Divorce? To start… Read More »

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Should I Wait Until the New Year to File for Divorce?

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Are you thinking of leaving your spouse? Are you already in the middle of the divorce process? If so, you might want to speed things up and get your divorce wrapped up before the end of the year. In this blog, we explain why new changes to the tax code will impact divorces that… Read More »

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Second Time Not a Charm for Family Law Reform Bill

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Florida Governor Rick Scott recently vetoed legislation that would have created a presumption of equal time timesharing for divorcing parents and overhauled the alimony awards. Governor Scott cited concerns of shifting the focus of courts considering such issues from the best interest of children and each unique situation to the desires and preferences of… Read More »

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Bankruptcy and Family Law Case Participants Beware

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People in Florida who have filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, or who have filed paperwork in Family Court are the target of a new telephone scam. The scammers are using information taken from court documents to learn about court cases and which lawyer represents an individual. They then call the client… Read More »

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17 Year Marriage Raises Presumption of Permanent Alimony (Motie v. Motie)

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One of the most important determinations a court must make during divorce proceedings is the appropriate award of alimony due to a party in the inferior financial position following a divorce. Alimony is money paid from one former spouse to another following the dissolution of a marriage, and the purpose is to ensure both… Read More »

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Buying and Selling Time with Children

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Parents in a divorce or paternity action will oftentimes fight over the number of overnights their child gets to spend with them. Sometimes this is because the parent wants more time with their child. Other times it is all about money. This is because the number of overnights a child spends with each parent… Read More »

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Equity Compensation, Stock Options, Taxes and Divorce

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Most people who are contemplating divorce are well aware of the house, car, bank account and credit card debts. However, if you or your spouse works for or owns a company that provided stock as part of the compensation package, you should be thinking about tax planning and the possible tax consequences of transferring… Read More »

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