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Grant J. Gisondo, P.A. – Family Law Attorney

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Legal Considerations for Divorcing Later in Life

Divorce is never an easy decision, and when it comes to divorcing later in life, commonly referred to as "gray divorce," the stakes can be even higher. Gray divorce refers to couples ending their marriage after age 50, often after decades of shared experiences, raising children, and building a life together. While every divorce comes with unique challenges, gray divorce presents legal considerations that couples should be aware of as they navigate this complex process. Financial Planning and Property Division One of the most significant concerns in gray divorce is the division of assets and property. Over the years, couples accumulate substantial...

The Impact of Divorce on Business Owners: Protecting Your Business and Financial Interests

Divorce is an emotionally and financially challenging process, and when business ownership enters the equation, the complexity increases significantly. Business owners face unique considerations during divorce proceedings, as their personal and professional lives intertwine. In this blog post, we will explore the impact of divorce on business owners and discuss effective strategies for protecting both your business and financial interests. 1. Understanding the Challenges As a business owner going through a divorce, it's crucial to know the challenges that may arise. These challenges can include: a) Valuation of the business: Determining the accurate value of a business can be complex, especially if it...

Mediation vs. Litigation: Choosing the Right Approach for Your Divorce

Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally charged process, and it's natural to feel overwhelmed by the decisions that must be made. One of the most important decisions you'll need to make is whether to pursue mediation or litigation. Both options have their pros and cons, and it's essential to understand the differences between the two approaches before making a decision. Mediation Mediation is a collaborative process that involves working with a neutral third-party mediator to reach an agreement on the terms of your divorce. The mediator does not make decisions for you but instead helps you and your spouse communicate effectively...

A Guide to Dividing Marital Assets During Divorce

When it comes to a divorce, few things are as important as dividing marital assets. The division of marital assets can significantly affect a couple’s financial future and can be a source of contention in a divorce. To ensure a fair division of assets, it is important for divorcing couples to understand the process and how assets are typically divided. What Are Marital Assets? Marital assets are items that are acquired or accumulated during the course of the marriage. This includes assets acquired through gifts, inheritances, or premarital agreements. Marital assets may include items such as bank accounts, real estate, investments, vehicles,...

Benefits of Having a Divorce Concierge Lawyer

Divorce can be an incredibly difficult process for couples, but having a divorce concierge lawyer can be most beneficial. Divorce concierge lawyers are a relatively new type of lawyer specializing in divorce and are equipped to make the process smoother for their clients. They are also often more affordable than traditional divorce lawyers. Here are some of the benefits of having a divorce concierge lawyer. Cost. Divorce concierge lawyers are often more affordable than traditional divorce lawyers. Because they are more focused on helping their clients through the divorce process, couples will more frequently come to a successful marital settlement agreement,...

How Do I Know If I Need A Premarital Agreement Or Not?

Premarital agreements, or prenuptial agreements, are becoming increasingly popular for couples. They are legally binding contracts that outline how assets and debts will be divided in the event of a divorce. While premarital agreements can be beneficial for some couples, they are not right for everyone. Knowing when you need a premarital agreement and when you do not is an important part of getting married. If you are considering a premarital agreement, it is important to review the laws in your state. Some states have laws that can impact how premarital agreements are enforced, so it is important to understand the...

Florida – The No-Fault Divorce State

No-fault divorce is now a reality in all states except Illinois and South Dakota. For many years there needed to be a reason, such as adultery or extreme cruelty, for a couple to divorce. Not anymore. If you want a divorce and follow the proper state guidelines to obtain a divorce, you can, without the other person’s consent, obtain one.  For a detailed description of what a no-fault divorce means, the following quote is from the online Legal Dictionary | Law.com: “(dissolution) in which neither spouse is required to prove “fault” or marital misconduct on the part of the other. To...

What Does a Concierge Law Firm Do

Concierge, the definition from Miriam Webster's online dictionary: “a person or service that provides assistance with personal business.” Concierge lawyer, the definition provided online by Philip L. Chapman, legal counsel at Brown, Moskowitz & Kallen PC, “is a trusted advisor who helps clients make informed business decisions and personal legal decisions without the clients having to be concerned about being billed by the minute or the hour.” The client will pay a yearly retainer based on the projected need for service, and the lawyer will provide a variety of specialized services. Some of the concierge services that may be provided in...

Talking Parents vs. Our Family Wizard

All About The “Talking Parents” Communication Website And How It Compares To Florida’s Our Family Wizard Site Raising children with care and nurturing has never been an easy task, no matter how many years you go back in history. The responsibility of seeing to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual development of a human child from birth to age l8 and sometimes further can, at times, seem overwhelming. And, when a family is broken for reasons of divorce (dissolution of marriage) or separation, in the case of parenting outside of marriage, any minor child born or adopted by the couple will...

What is a No-Fault Divorce?

According to Wikipedia, the definition of no-fault divorce is “a divorce in which the dissolution of a marriage does not require a showing of wrongdoing by either party. Laws providing for no-fault divorce allow a family court to grant a divorce in response to a petition by either party of the marriage without requiring the petitioner to provide evidence that the defendant has committed a breach of the marital contract.’ For many years there needed to be a reason such as proven adultery, abuse, abandonment, or mental cruelty for a couple to obtain a divorce. Now, in every state, including Washington...

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