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The Importance of Proper Asset Valuation

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

One of the easiest ways to divide marital property during a divorce is to come to an out-of-court agreement. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, in which case, a court will be required to step in and divide the property fairly, or equitably between the parties. However, this does not necessarily mean that assets… Read More »

Premarital Agreements in the State of Florida – Do I Need One?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

What is a Premarital Agreement? In the state of Florida, a premarital agreement is defined as “an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective upon marriage.” The purpose of a premarital agreement is to identify personal property held by each party, and make a determination about what will… Read More »

Choosing a Valuation Date in Florida Divorce & Property Distribution

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Valuation is key aspect of the distribution of marital assets when a marriage is dissolved. Obviously, the court must identify and place a value on those assets before they are distributed (equitably, in Florida). While this basic concept makes sense to most people, there are first some key decisions that need to be made… Read More »

Property Division & Complex Estate Planning

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Most-everyone has heard of a prenuptial agreement, and, of course, that during divorce, property division must be dealt with. However, many people do not realize that many divorcing spouses enter into what’s called a property (or “marital”) settlement agreement, whereby they agree and stipulate exactly how that property will be divided. While many people… Read More »

Handling Investments During Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

With the month of January having the highest divorce rate each year, U.S. News & World Report offered some helpful tips to ensure that assets are fairly divided; the most important being how crucial it is to build a team of experts—including an experienced attorney—to assist you with the process. In addition, the publication… Read More »

More and More Older Couples Divorcing

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The New York Times recently highlighted late-life divorce (also known as “silver” or “gray” divorce) and how it is becoming more and more common in our society. According to the National Center for Family and Marriage, between 1990 and 2014, divorce rates for those ages 50 and up doubled, and were even higher for… Read More »

The Harm in Handling Your Own Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Many people might feel that representing themselves in their divorce is a good way to ensure that any agreement that comes out of the process will look exactly as they would like it, and that they will also save money. The problem is that there are typically many moving parts in a divorce, ranging… Read More »

Why Has My Case Been Referred To A Magistrate?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida divorce cases, a general magistrate is sometimes appointed by a judge to hear testimony and recommend decisions on certain issues associated with a divorce in order to promote judicial efficiency. This magistrate is always an attorney, and the judge reviews these recommendations and typically approves them. Magistrate referrals are typically done for… Read More »

Divorcing In Your 20s

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Huffington Post recently published an article on just how difficult it is to go through a divorce in your 20s, especially while many others are busy planning their weddings. However, the article also notes that there is a brighter side to going through this difficult process early on in your life, as noted by… Read More »

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