Things to Consider Before a Gray Divorce

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“Gray divorce” is the common term for those over 50 divorcing. Although divorce is never easy, a gray divorce is often easier and less contentious than a divorce by those in their 30s and early 40s. However, there are often more things to take into consideration as an older couple divorcing. Social Security and Retirement…

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Dividing Assets & Debts in a Divorce

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Because Florida is a no-fault divorce state, assets and debts are often divided equally between spouses. However, that is more of a generalization than a rule. In fact, there are exceptions in the law regarding division of both. The financial implications can be significant if you do not have an experienced divorce lawyer helping you…

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Why Hire a Local Divorce Attorney

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Florida allows you to file for divorce without the help of a lawyer. Because of this, we are often asked why someone should hire a local divorce attorney if legally they can divorce without one. There are many reasons; in short, a divorce lawyer brings a lot of experience and knowledge that will work to…

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FAQs About Collaborative Divorce

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One of the more common methods to obtaining a dissolution of marriage in Florida is through a collaborative divorce. However, because the name is not clear as to exactly what it is, many people have questions. As a collaborative divorce lawyer, we have gathered many of the most frequently asked questions here for easy reference.…

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What Your Parenting Plan Should Include

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You and your attorney will work through many things during your divorce. The biggest will be those related to your children. Although it may seem like time-sharing is the most important, many parents find that, in the end, the parenting plan is the document that requires the most work. If you have yet to discuss…

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Is My Time-Sharing Agreement Flexible?

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As summer is now more than half over, we have heard from many families about their time-sharing agreement. Sometimes one parent is not following the schedule, other times kids activities, friends and interests make time-sharing in summer a bit more difficult. If you are wondering what can be done for the rest of the summer…

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The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Florida

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Although many people think that a guardian ad litem in Florida is only used in a custody case during a divorce, that’s not always the case. The role and purpose of a guardian ad litem (GAL) is to advocate for a child’s best interest in any court proceeding. Not, as many people believe, the child’s…

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5 Things You Should Do Post Divorce

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No matter how long and complicated or quick and simple your divorce, there are things you need to do once it is finalized. Some things you can do yourself, other things are best done with the help of a family law attorney. These things protect you and your family in the future. 1. Change Your Beneficiaries…

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Can a Divorce Decree Be Amended or Changed?

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During the divorce process you likely asked for some things that you did not get. Compromise is often part of a divorce. However, there are cases where the marital settlement agreement was based on partially inaccurate information. Or, worse yet, fraudulent information. Oftentimes, circumstances of one party changes. All of these are valid reasons for…

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