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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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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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The Permanent Alimony Presumption

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When couples divorce, they are required to contend with a host of complicated issues, including how marital property will be divided and whether one party must pay alimony to the other upon finalization of the divorce. Determining the latter can be complicated, especially for couples who have been married for many years, so if… Read More »

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The Importance of Proper Venue Selection During a Florida Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The term venue, in a legal context, refers to the court in which a plaintiff can file a certain type of lawsuit. Under Florida law, there are three distinct bases for determining proper venue. However, interpreting these bases when it comes to divorce proceedings can be difficult, so if you have questions about the… Read More »

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Incurring Marital Liabilities

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

When divorce is on the horizon, it is not uncommon for couples to begin worrying about whether they will be held responsible for each other’s debts. In many cases, these concerns are valid, as debts, just like assets, must be divided between divorcing couples based on an equitable division standard. Essentially, this means that… Read More »

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