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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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How Does Time-Sharing Affect Child Support?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, all parents are obligated to financially support their children. For parents who are no longer in a relationship, this often takes the form of a child support payment. How much a parent must pay in child support, however, depends on a few different factors, including the income of both parents, as well… Read More »

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What Happens to Gifts During Divorce?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

During a Florida divorce, all of a couple’s assets will be classified as either marital or non-marital, with the former eventually being split between the parties. Some assets, however, even when obtained during a marriage and so technically classified as marital property, may not actually be divisible upon divorce. Some gifts, for instance, may… Read More »

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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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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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