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Dividing Sentimental Property in a Florida Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

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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What Business Owners Need to Know About Retained Earnings and Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

The term ‘retained earnings’ refers to the net income earned by a company that is left in the business, instead of being paid out to the shareholders. When a business owner goes through a divorce, retained earnings, a seemingly esoteric and dry accounting matter, can become a fiercely disputed family law issue. In fact,… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: How to Keep Inherited Assets

By Steve W. Marsee |

In even the most cordial of divorces, a dispute over property can lead to a serious conflict. A property disagreement over money or assets that a couple has earned during the course of their marriage is one thing, while disputes regarding sentimental possessions, particularly inherited assets is another matter entirely. Indeed, disputes over inherited… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: Required Financial Disclosures

By Steve W. Marsee |

Finances are a major issue in many different types of Florida family law cases. From property distribution battles to child support calculations, a fair ruling requires knowing the true financial means of each party. Of course, as reasonable and straightforward as this sounds, the reality can be far more complicated. Determining the actual financial… Read More »

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Florida Divorce and Business Ownership: Marital Labor

By Steve W. Marsee |

On March 22nd, 2017, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal released a decision in the case of Bair v. Bair. This complex divorce case involved a business owner who held nonmarital interests in a company, but who also worked full time at the company throughout the length of the marriage. As such, the… Read More »

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How are Student Loans Divided in a Florida Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

The cost of education has been rising in Florida and around the country. Collectively, Americans currently hold more than $1 trillion of student loan debt. In the modern world, many people carry their student loan debt for decades. Further, more than ever, older Americans are going back to school and incurring additional student loan… Read More »

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Florida Family Law Cases and Voluntary Unemployment

By Steve W. Marsee |

A person’s income can matter a lot in a Florida family law case. Indeed, from property distribution, to spousal support (alimony) to child support obligations, the calculation of income will have a dramatic effect on the results of the case. Contrary to what many people believe, calculating income is not always a straightforward process…. Read More »

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Is My Retirement Account a Marital Asset In Florida?

By Steve W. Marsee |

As a general rule, a retirement account, and any other assets obtained during a marriage, will be considered marital property for the purposes of asset division. The division of a retirement account can be among the biggest sticking points in a divorce case. This is not surprising, as these accounts are often one of… Read More »

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We Are Divorcing in Florida, What Do We Do With Our House?

By Steve W. Marsee |

There are few things more stressful than going through a divorce. Divorcing couples are forced to untangle deep and complex emotional and financial ties. Trying to determine what to do with the family home touches both the emotional and financial sides of a divorce. Not only is a house the biggest financial transaction that… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: Who Gets the Pets?

By Steve W. Marsee |

More than 65 percent of Florida households own at least one pet. In the event that a divorce occurs, many people are rightfully worried about what will happen to their animals. After all, cats, dogs and other pets are basically members of the family. While the friendship between a pet owner and an animal… Read More »

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