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Tips For A Gray Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Legally ending a marriage is not reserved for young couples. In fact, divorces between older couples, also often referred to as a “gray divorce” are on the rise across the country, a trend that has been attributed to a variety of factors, including longer life spans and the increasing financial independence of spouses. Whatever… Read More »

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Protecting Your Personal Information During Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Obtaining a divorce doesn’t just involve the severing of a legal bond, but also often requires that couples go to great lengths to disentangle their lives. Maintaining the security of your personal information, for instance, may become more important, especially in our digital age. We’ve included a few tips that can help you protect… Read More »

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Florida Alimony Reform Bill Stalls In Committee

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The attempts of some Florida lawmakers to eliminate permanent alimony in the state has again stalled, with the Florida Senate leaving the newest alimony reform bill in committee, where it will remain until next year. If passed, this law would have required courts to prioritize certain types of alimony and would have gotten rid… Read More »

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Do Assets Acquired After Filing For Divorce Qualify As Marital Assets?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The answer to this question is more complicated than it seems, as Florida courts generally use three dates when classifying marital assets and debts. The first is the date on which the parties executed a separation agreement, while the second is the date agreed upon by the parties in such an agreement. If, however,… Read More »

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Three Divorce Tips For Florida Business Owners

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

For business owners, divorce often comes with an additional layer of legal complexity. Couples will, for instance, only be able to finalize their divorce when they have decided who will retain the asset and if both parties’ want to retain an interest in the company, who will be responsible for managing it. This process… Read More »

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Protecting Your Children From Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Most people don’t go into divorce imagining that the union will end in divorce. The reality, however, is that nearly 40 percent of marriages are legally dissolved. Whether two spouses simply grow apart or merely want different things, how they go about handling that divorce is extremely important, especially for couples who share children…. Read More »

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Requesting Retroactive Child Support Payments in Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

It is a principle of family law in Florida that both of a child’s parents have a legal obligation to financially support their offspring. Often, couples are able to reach an informal agreement on this issue or may even fail to request child support from the other parent at all. When this occurs, custodial… Read More »

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Tips for Negotiating a Divorce Settlement

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

While dissolving a marriage can be challenging, it does not always have to involve a high-conflict legal battle. In fact, many couples are able to avoid litigating their divorces entirely by coming to an out-of-court settlement agreement that addresses divorce-related issues, like child custody, the division of marital assets and debts, and alimony. Reaching… Read More »

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Dividing Student Loans During a Florida Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Obtaining higher education has become increasingly expensive in recent years. Unfortunately, this means that more and more people are saddled with expensive loans, which can have dramatic consequences for couples, especially in divorce. Like marital assets, these debts must be divided upon divorce, which can be complicated, so if you are ending your marriage… Read More »

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Is a Court Appearance Necessary During an Uncontested Divorce?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Most couples, when they decide to end their marriages, wish to do so in the least painful and most cost effective manner as possible. For many, this takes the form of an uncontested divorce, which unlike contested divorces, doesn’t require litigation and repeated court hearings. This does not mean, however, that the parties will… Read More »

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