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The Finances of Divorce: Assets, Liabilities, Income, and Expenses
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On top of the emotional impact of separating from your spouse, the process of divorce can take a real financial toll on your life. At least, that might be your fear when entering a divorce settlement.
 
Do not let horror stories scare you into accepting a worst-case scenario agreement, though. Learn the basics of how your finances are viewed and split after a divorce. A Florida family lawyer can… Read More [+]


Two Types of Guardianship Florida Family Lawyers Can Help With
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Families come in all shapes in sizes. The people in charge of looking after children – and in some cases adults – are not always the person’s birth parents. Many situations may lead to parents or other authorities putting another individual in charge as someone’s “guardian.”
 
What exactly is a guardian under Florida law? The definition depends on the type of person who needs a guardian.
 
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Legal Separation Doesn’t Exist in Florida – But You Can Still Get One
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Category: Divorce | Separation

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If you want to legally leave your spouse, there are generally three possible options available to you – divorce, annulment, and separation. Most states recognize all of these in some way, shape, or form, and offer the ability to make them legally binding.
 
Unfortunately, that is not the case with separation in our state. For some reason, the powers that be in Florida have never seen fit to formally… Read More [+]


How to Negotiate a Fair Alimony Settlement with Your Spouse
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Category: Alimony | Family Law

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Divorce is a painful and often traumatic experience. While some divorces can start and finish in the span of a few months, others drag on for years. Why? Money. Assets. Custody battles.
 
If you are preparing to file for divorce, or are even just considering the possibility of ending your marriage, it’s time to think about what you are looking for out of a settlement. One of the… Read More [+]


Florida Divorce: Who Gets the Family Pets?
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Category: Divorce | Pet Custody

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Your divorce has not been what anyone would call “fun.” You’ve divided bank accounts, stocks, and retirement accounts. Sold the house and split the profits. Laid claim to cars. Bickered over tchotchkes and artwork you’re not even sure you want. Thank goodness the court has clear rules and guidelines covering timesharing for children, or that battle might still be going on as well.
 
There is one thing left to… Read More [+]