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Florida Lawmakers Debate Alimony Reform

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Laws change all the time. Whether as the result of a new ruling from a higher court, or a new bill, the law is always evolving. Florida lawmakers are, for instance, once again considering a law that, if passed, would ban permanent alimony in the state. This change could have significant repercussions for divorcing… Read More »

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How Blended Families Can Affect Time-Sharing Arrangements

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The idea of what constitutes a “typical” family has undergone immense changes over the last few decades. Now, more than ever, a variety of arrangements are considered to qualify as a family unit. This change in attitude reflects a few different societal shifts, including the increasing prevalence of single-parent, same-sex, and blended families. Fortunately,… Read More »

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Co-Owning Property with a Former Spouse

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

It is not uncommon for married couples to own property, including the family home, jointly. While owning property together is often simpler during marriage, it can become another hurdle to overcome in the event of divorce. How these issues are handled depends largely on the parties’ relationship and financial circumstances. It is not uncommon,… Read More »

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Inheritance and Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In most cases, property acquired by one spouse will automatically be considered the joint marital property of the other spouse as well. There are, however, a few exceptions to this general rule. Inheritances, for instance, if received by only one spouse will qualify as separate property, regardless of when they were acquired. While this… Read More »

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The Types of Social Media Posts that Could Affect Your Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

From sharing photos and staying in contact with loved ones to keeping up with current events, the use of social media has become nearly ubiquitous in our lives. While there are a lot of positive uses for social media, certain information, when posted on a social media platform, can actually be used as evidence… Read More »

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Commingling Marital Assets

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Dividing marital property often takes centerstage during divorce proceedings, especially when a couple each owned unique or valuable assets at the time of their marriage. This is because Florida is an equitable division state, where all marital assets must be divided fairly upon a couple’s divorce. For this reason, how property is classified, whether… Read More »

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Sealing Public Divorce Records

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many divorcing couples are surprised to learn that divorce records, like any other court document, are available to the public in Florida. This means that anyone who wants to obtain your divorce records, can do so. Fortunately, it is possible to seal divorce records in some cases, so if you are concerned about the… Read More »

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Things to Consider When Contemplating Relocation After Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

While parents who divorce may plan on staying in the same home or geographic area for the foreseeable future, it is not uncommon for a change in circumstances to cause a parent to consider relocating at some point down the road. Whether this happens immediately after the finalization of the divorce, or years later,… Read More »

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How Soon Can I Start Receiving Alimony?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

If you are at least partly financially dependent upon your spouse and are going through a divorce, you may be wondering how soon you can start collecting alimony. The answer to this question will differ depending on the circumstances of the case at hand, but it is often possible for a person to start… Read More »

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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In a previous post, we discussed the complications that can arise from the public disclosure of divorce records and how divorcing parties can go about attempting to seal those records, or at least have certain information redacted. This is not, however, the only way to avoid having your divorce become a matter of public… Read More »

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