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Equitable Distribution of Marital and Non-Marital Assets in Florida

Division of assets in a divorce, or as it is now termed, a dissolution of marriage, is often considered, after the fate of minor children, the most difficult and heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Material possessions, as well as property obtained after the marriage, referred to as marital assets, can hold a great deal of sentiment, as well as the feeling that hard-earned money went into obtaining the assets, and each party wants their fair share back. In Florida, the division of marital assets is done in an equitable, not equal, way. In other words, marital assets will be divided to...

How Long Does Spousal Support in Florida Last

Spousal support in Florida is a somewhat new term used in a divorce to take the place of the word alimony. For many years alimony was almost always awarded to a woman, but that has changed. With the rise of women in the workplace, sometimes earning more than their husbands, support after a divorce can, and often does, go to either the husband or the wife. For this reason, the term spousal support is used in place of alimony. In Florida, there are six types of spousal support, each with its time factor determining the length of the support. The six...

What to Do if Your Spouse Won’t Sign the Divorce Papers

Divorce, or as it is now usually termed, dissolution of marriage, is not something most people want to have happen to their happy ever after marriage. In fact, it sometimes happens one of the parties in the divorce does not want the divorce and refuses to cooperate or sign a marital agreement. Each state has statutes determining how divorces are granted and what happens if one party is unwilling to agree to any terms of the divorce. For the purpose of this blog, we will look at the state of Florida. Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce....

How forensic accountants save you money in divorce

Before exploring how a forensic accountant can save you money in a divorce, it is necessary to understand what a forensic account’s job title entails and why someone qualified as a forensic accountant can testify in court on your behalf even though they have not been an eye witness to your case. A forensic account is a person who is educated, trained, and licensed to investigate the financial and business affairs of an individual both on a personal level and when a business is involved with a divorce case. Accounting, auditing, and financial document analysis are important parts of the...

Why Prenuptial Agreements Are a Great Idea

Get Professional Legal Help When Writing a Prenuptial Agreement Prenuptial agreements in Florida are becoming more and more popular as there are more second and beyond marriages where parties have been “burned” by a previous divorce. Everyone wants to think that their marriage will last until death do they part, but in the United States, the divorce rate hovers near 50% and higher for second and beyond marriages. There is also a surge in grey marriages among couples over 50 years, many who have stayed together until their children are raised. So, in many instances, a prenuptial agreement is a great...

Why Your Lawyer Really Doesn’t Know How Much Your Case Will Cost

To determine how much a case would cost, a lawyer would need to be able to see into the future. Even when a lawyer charges a flat fee for a case, there will still be other costs to consider. Let’s take a look at some of the costs a case could encounter, ones a lawyer would have no way of knowing in advance of a case’s conclusion. To begin with, if you are paying by the hour or sometimes in increments of minutes, a lawyer will charge a specific amount per hour or the number of minutes. However, it cannot...

Is a Yearly Bonus Considered in Child Support or Alimony

A bonus is an amount of money paid to an employee over and above their regular paycheck. In most instances, a bonus occurs once a year, often at the end of the year though there are times when a bonus is paid more often. Sometimes the bonus is paid simply because the employee has completed a given amount of time with their organization, and a bonus is given to all workers, the amount depending on how long they have been employed. Other times a bonus is given as an incentive for work done or a goal reached. This second type...

Holiday Timesharing Trumps Regular Timesharing Schedule

If you have gone through a divorce or separation involving minor children, you and the court will have established a parenting plan and a timesharing arrangement. The information included will be a part of your divorce decree ordered by a judge, and it must be followed, even during the holiday season. As the holiday season fast approaches, it is wise to read over your parenting plan and parental timesharing order details. Neither party can change any part of these agreements outside of returning to court for an official ruling by a judge to make a change. And then there must...

Tips For Dealing with the Stress of a Divorce

It is highly unlikely anyone would find going through a divorce to be relatively stress-free. In fact, going through a divorce is usually extremely stressful, often resulting in sleepless nights, weight loss, emotional outbursts, feeling of abandonment, and a sense of loss, particularly loss of self-esteem. While there is no magic pill or potion one can take to eliminate stress, there are a number of ways to combat the stress and often take stress down to a reasonable level. Here are ten suggestions that may help you: Try to work your marital issues out in mediation and create a marital...

How Long Does a Divorce Take Is A Question?

How long does a divorce take is a question that essentially has no specific answer other than it takes as long as it takes to complete the entire legal process of dissolution of marriage (divorce)? There a many factors that will influence the actual time it takes to get a divorce. As each state has its own set of rules and guidelines surrounding divorce, this blog will focus on the state of Florida. Here are the major time-sensitive factors which will influence the length of time until a judge signs the final order granting a divorce. Will the divorce be...

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