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Will you have to separate from your property during divorce?

The end of your marriage signals many significant changes for your life, and you may be wondering what this means for your possessions. Property division is one of the most complicated aspects of a divorce, and you will find it beneficial to know what to expect and how you can protect your interests during this time. 

A show of support: awarding alimony during a divorce

When a marriage comes to an end in the state of Florida through divorce court, the time has come for the "Great Divide" -- the distribution of marital assets. Assets are divided equitably, which means the court presumes a 50/50 split of the marital assets is a fair division, but from there may consider an uneven distribution if that is deemed to be more appropriate to the individual financial situations. Unfortunately, sometimes an equitable division does not leave one spouse with enough to support him or herself.

Bankruptcy and divorce -- which to do first?

If you are contemplating a divorce, you will have various challenging decisions to make. If you are facing financial problems at the same time, the process will likely be even more strenuous. Many people are uncertain about filing for bankruptcy jointly as a couple and which process to complete first - the divorce or the bankruptcy. Most may agree that remedies for marital and financial problems may be best accomplished with the support of legal counsel who can answer the many potential questions.

Taking steps to protect your retirement after divorce

Divorce at any age can be financially draining. Younger couples may be able to rebuild what they lose because they have more time and resources to increase their wealth. If you are in your 50's or older, however, you are among the age group whose divorce rate has doubled in the past few decades.

Warning signs that your spouse is hiding property

There are a few signs that a divorce might be imminent, but none are quite as telling as when an individual begins hiding property from his or her spouse. It's important to understand what kinds of behaviors constitute those warning signs, so you know how to spot them if someone in your life starts acting suspiciously. It's also important to remember, though, that these behaviors on their own are just suspicious - it still takes digging to prove that any one of them is directly linked to hidden assets. Here's what to look for if you are starting to get suspicious.

Gov. Scott vetoes reform to family law

If you have been following our blog, you are familiar with the legislative push to reform aspects of Florida's family law. SB 668 was designed to change alimony and child-sharing laws. Revision of alimony payouts would end permanent alimony upon the payer's retirement and recalculate alimony payments according to the length of the marriage. The new law would mandate that family court judges determine child-sharing based on the assumption that both parents receive equal time for child supervision.

Engaged in divorce proceedings? Just say "no" to social media

It's been one of those days. Work was frantic. Kids were crabby. And the meeting with the divorce attorney did not proceed as planned. If only there were ways for you to vent to your all of your friends without leaving the comfort of your own home. You don't want to pay a huge phone bill or host a grand get together to receive their words of encouragement.

When millennials decide to divorce, what are their options?

Over the course of the last few weeks, thousands of young people throughout Florida have made the proud walk across the stage to accept their college diploma, a moment that not only personifies all of their hard work, but which also signals their unofficial passage into the next stage of adulthood.

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