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What Should I Do If I Get Served With Divorce Papers?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Official divorce proceedings start when someone actually files a petition for divorce and serves that petition on his or her spouse. The respondent, or recipient of the divorce papers, must take certain steps at this point in the proceedings, or risk a default ruling, so if you received notice that your spouse filed for… Read More »

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Answers To Some Of The Most Common Child Support Questions

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Parents who separate are often required to grapple with a host of complicated issues, including how they will share custody and who will be financially responsible for the child going forward. Contending with these kinds of complex issues isn’t easy and many parents have a lot of questions about what they could be facing…. Read More »

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Can I Modify An Alimony Award If I Haven’t Undergone A Substantial Change In Circumstances?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

A family’s financial circumstances at the time of divorce will rarely remain exactly the same over the following years. In fact, it is relatively common for a couple’s financial situations to drastically change once they separate, with many required to find new housing or employment, or to begin paying child support or alimony. Often,… Read More »

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Extended Family Custody Orders

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

No two families are the same, so it makes sense that custody arrangements will also differ depending on a family’s circumstances. It is sometimes, for instance, in a child’s best interests to remain with an extended family member, at least for a period of time. In these cases, it is possible to petition the… Read More »

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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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