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What Information Should be Included in a Divorce Petition?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The first step in any divorce proceeding is to prepare a petition for the dissolution of the marriage. These petitions are extremely important, as they contain information about all of the assets, rights, and interests that a person is seeking in the divorce. Failing to include any of these requests could result in the… Read More »

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Enforcing Property Awards After Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Concluding a divorce proceeding ultimately results in the issuance of a final judgment, or legal order, that covers matters related to property division, alimony, and child custody if applicable. When it comes to property division, most divorce decrees direct the parties to follow specific procedures regarding property transfers. These judgements are court orders, so… Read More »

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The Benefits of Creating a Cohabitation Agreement

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Over the last few decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of individuals who choose cohabitation over marriage. This can have important repercussions for some Florida couples, as the state does not recognize common law marriages unless the couple in question began living together in one of the 16 states that… Read More »

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Revealing Assets and Income During Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

It is not uncommon for two spouses to decide to keep details about certain assets, liabilities, and income to themselves during their marriage. However, these individuals will still be required to disclose this information before their divorce can be finalized. Failing to make a full financial disclosure can have serious repercussions, including sanctions from… Read More »

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Will Allegations of Domestic Violence Affect My Divorce Settlement?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Allegations of domestic violence can have both a direct and indirect impact on divorce settlement proceedings, including child custody issues, alimony matters, and even property division. Because each divorce case is unique, you should consider speaking with an experienced Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney to learn more about how domestic violence could affect your own… Read More »

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When is Uncontested Divorce the Right Option?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When many of us hear the term divorce, we automatically imagine a number of court hearings, expensive court costs, and conflict between the parties. Fortunately, obtaining a divorce does not have to be this way. In fact, more often than not, divorces in Florida are resolved somewhat amicably. This is especially true for couples… Read More »

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Setting Aside a Divorce Settlement Agreement

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many couples are able to avoid litigation when filing for divorce by negotiating an out-of-court agreement, often with the assistance of a third party mediator or an attorney. The settlement agreements resulting from these negotiations only become legally enforceable after they are reviewed and approved by a Florida family law court. It is possible,… Read More »

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How Your Tax Obligations May Change Upon Finalizing Your Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Those who have begun considering divorce have probably already started thinking about issues like who will retain the family home and how marital assets will be split up. Many, however, fail to consider the impact that a divorce will have on their tax obligations. For instance, a person’s ability to file a joint tax… Read More »

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Modifying a Custody Plan for the Holidays

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

With the holidays just around the corner, many families are beginning to plan trips, request time off from work, or coordinate travel plans with loved ones. These tasks can become much more difficult when a parent’s plans or circumstances change, requiring the last minute modification of a child custody arrangement. Official modifications can be… Read More »

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Creating a “Baby Prenup”

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Most people are familiar with prenuptial agreements, or contracts entered into before a couple gets married and that dictate how assets will be divided in the event of divorce. A recent development, however, has taken this decades old practice and turned it into a means of clarifying parental rights and responsibilities. Colloquially known as… Read More »

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