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Protecting Your Credit After Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Ending a marriage can come with emotional, legal, and practical implications. Many couples, for instance, worry about protecting their credit scores during divorce, especially if they are struggling financially. Fortunately, there are steps that couples can take to help avoid these kinds of problems, so if you and your partner have decided to end… Read More »

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Is There A Benefit To Filing For Divorce First?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Even if you and your spouse are already considering divorce, you may not yet have decided who will file the petition with the court. Who actually files for divorce can have an enormous emotional impact, can affect the timing of divorce, and can determine who will be responsible for certain fees. For help determining… Read More »

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How Divorce Can Affect Your Beneficiary Status

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

A lot of things change after divorce besides a couple’s marital status. Divorcing couples can, for instance, expect to undergo a change in living arrangement and financial status once their marriage has been terminated. As a part of these adjustments, divorcing couples should also expect their designations as each other’s beneficiaries to change, which… Read More »

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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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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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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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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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How Does Transmutation Affect the Property Division Process?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that when a couple divorces, they must divide their marital assets in a fair manner. This does not, however, necessarily mean that assets will be divided 50/50. Instead, Florida courts are directed to assess a couple’s individual circumstances when making these determinations, including the value of… Read More »

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