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Filing for Divorce when Your Spouse Lives in Another State

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although most people associate divorce with stress, confusion, and even conflict, these are not the only complicated issues that couples face when dissolving their marriage. In addition to these hurdles, the parties must also comply with the strict procedural requirements that dictate what steps must be taken before a divorce will be granted. Many… Read More »


The Role of Parenting Coordinators

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many couples are able to resolve their differences amicably during the divorce process. However, when this is not possible, some couples use alternative dispute resolution, which can help the parties de-escalate their differences. In fact, in many cases, couples with children can ask a parenting coordinator to oversee the proceedings. To learn more about… Read More »


Short-Term Marriages and Permanent Alimony

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Under Florida law, permanent alimony is usually only awarded when the marriage being dissolved lasted for at least a moderate length of time and there is convincing evidence that the award is appropriate. Fortunately, there is an exception for those whose marriages were short-term, although it can still be difficult to receive permanent alimony… Read More »


Recently Proposed Bill Would Create “Florida Guide to a Healthy Marriage”

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In an effort to reduce the divorce rate in the state, one lawmaker recently proposed a new bill that would require the clerk of the circuit court to provide a special marital guide titled, the “Florida Guide to a Healthy Marriage” to marriage license applicants. Although it is unclear whether this bill will become… Read More »


Postnuptial Agreements

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In recent years, postnuptial agreements have become increasingly popular. These documents, unlike prenuptial agreements, are created after a couple enters into a marriage, although they do fulfill a similar function, in that they outline ownership of assets in instances of separation, divorce, or death. In fact, in many cases, postnuptial agreements also include provisions… Read More »


How the New Tax Law Will Affect Alimony Payments in Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although you may have heard that the recently enacted tax law will make wide ranging changes in a number of areas, you may not be aware that some of the biggest changes were made to laws regulating alimony. To learn more about how these changes could affect your own alimony payments, please contact an… Read More »


Sealing Your Divorce Records

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

For many couples, one of the worst parts of going through a divorce is knowing that the records can and will be made public. This is because all legal paperwork related to divorces in Florida is automatically made a matter of public record, which means that anyone can go to the local courthouse and… Read More »


How are Retirement Funds Divided in a Divorce?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Dividing assets is one of the most complex aspects of divorce. This is especially true for those with significant retirement savings, so if you are going through a divorce and your spouse is refusing to divide the contents of a retirement account, it is critical to contact a property division attorney who is well-versed… Read More »


Spousal Gifts

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, the assets of a divorcing couple are generally subject to equitable distribution. This applies to almost all types of marital property, even gifts between spouses. Unlike gifts given to one spouse by a third party, which usually remain in the sole ownership of the person who received them, spousal gifts are not… Read More »


Stay-at-Home Spouses and Filing for Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Although the divorce process does not vary based on the parties’ occupations, stay-at-home spouses do face unique difficulties. For example, spouses who chose to halt their career in favor of supporting their partner and raising children must immediately begin addressing concerns about financial support. This often manifests as concern over the feasibility of returning… Read More »

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