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How to Get a Name Off a Mortgage After a Florida Divorce

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Going through a divorce is difficult for any couple. Beyond the raw emotional factors, there are many complex logistical matters that you and your partner will need to address. For example, you will need to divide your marital property in accordance with Florida’s equitable distribution standard. In some cases, this can be extremely challenging…. Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Retroactive Child Support in Florida

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Depending on the financial circumstances involved, a custodial parent may be entitled to receive child support payments from the non-custodial parent. To enforce their legal rights and get the full financial support that is owed, custodial parents will need to obtain a child support order from a Florida family law court. When that order… Read More »

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Florida Child Custody Disputes: When Do Child Preferences Matter?

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Under Florida law, child custody cases are resolved using the state’s ‘best interests of the child’ legal standard. In effect, this means that Florida family law courts make child custody decisions by taking a look at the totality of the circumstances in a given cases, and assessing what type of custody and time-sharing arrangement… Read More »

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Finances and Divorce: Five Things You Need to Consider

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Beyond being stressful and fraught with emotions, divorce carries with it many difficult financial questions. If you are considering getting a divorce in Florida, or if you have already filed for divorce, you need to think about your finances. Careful financial planning can pay off big in the long run. In this post, our… Read More »

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What are Family Law Interrogatories?

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Discovery is a key part of many family law cases. Through discovery, parties to a dispute are able to seek and obtain relevant evidence, that they can use to make their case. There are many different discovery ‘tools’ available for you and your attorney to use to obtain evidence. One of the most important… Read More »

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What Do I Need to Do to Prove I am the Father in Florida?

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Establishing paternity for a child is not always an easy process. As a father, or potential father, what you will need to do will depend entirely on the specific circumstances of your case. In this post, our Orlando paternity lawyer explains the different ways in which you can establish paternity under Florida law. Proving… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Social Security Benefits and Divorce

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For divorcing couples, dividing marital assets can be an extremely challenging task. Dealing with retirement funds, whether it is the value of a 401(K) account or pension benefits, can be particularly difficult. What many divorcing couples do not realize is that Social Security benefits may also be an issue in a divorce case. Indeed,… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: Your Guide to Discovery

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If you are involved in a disputed Florida family law case, it is imperative that you have a basic understanding of a legal process known as ‘discovery’. Essentially, discovery is a formalized pre-trial legal procedure through which opposing parties to a case are required to exchange evidence and information. Here, our top-rated Orlando divorce… Read More »

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Dividing Sentimental Property in a Florida Divorce

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Disputes over the division of marital property are often among the most contentious in any divorce case. Most frequently, separating spouses are trying to get their fair share of important, valuable marital assets, so that they can ensure their ability to financially support themselves going forward. That being said, high value assets are far… Read More »

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How to Prepare for a Conversation About Prenuptial Agreements

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Are you considering asking your future spouse to sign a prenuptial agreement in Orlando, FL? If so, it is normal to feel anxious and uneasy, unsure of how to bring up this topic of conversation. While prenups are very useful for many couples, they are also stigmatized by some and can be very difficult… Read More »

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