What constitutes marital property in Florida?

Marital property is distributed in Florida divorce cases under the “equitable distribution” standard. Unlike some other states with “community property laws,” Florida courts divide marital property in an equitable, or fair, manner. In Florida, marital property includes all items, interests, and possessions attained by a couple during their marriage. Marital property in Florida is not […]

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Child Kidnapping and Custody – an Update

Approximately 800,000 children annually are reported missing, according to U.S. Department of Justice statistics—a staggering 2,000 minors daily on average. Family members account for 203,000, more than a quarter, of these child abductions, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”) claims. In 78 percent of child kidnappings, the offender was the noncustodial parent, […]

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DIVIDING PROPERTY IN A DIVORCE

Divorce is stressful emotionally, mentally, physically, and yes, financially. During a divorce, you and your spouse will be forced to make and accept decisions that have a major impact on your current and future financial situation and security. Don’t go into them uneducated and alone. While many people choose to consult a family law attorney […]

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Be Prepared When Seeking A Divorce

Divorce is complicated – legally, financially, and emotionally. Dividing up property a couple has acquired throughout their marriage (also known as marital property) can be one of the most contentious aspects of divorce. Luckily, divorce attorneys can help alleviate some of your legal and financial stresses by advocating for a division of property that works in […]

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Mental Health Issues and Divorce in Florida

Over 40 million people in the United States suffer a mental illness in any given year. These millions of mental health issues, in turn, affect millions of marriages each year. Each state has its own laws governing how a person’s mental health issues can affect divorce, child custody, and alimony. This article explains how mental […]

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Effects of Divorce on Children’s Health

Physical Health Parental divorce affects children’s physical health and longevity. Those who experience parental divorce or separation are more likely to have health problems (often in spite of maternal remarriage) such as a significant increase in injury rates, an increased risk of asthma, and increased risk of asthma-related emergencies. Children whose parents divorce are also more […]

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Guess Who Has the Power in a Remarriage with Children?

“Are stepkids responsible for couple’s split? Based on statistics and the picture of stepfamily reality emerging from the most recent longitudinal studies, most researchers who know their stuff will tell you the supposed “surprising reason” behind breakup is anything but. Many blended families are in far from ideal circumstances to create a happy remarriage with […]

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CAN HURRICANES CAUSE DIVORCE?

Disasters Can Bring Couples Closer or Spark a Divorce if Relationship is Already on Rocks Read this incredible Article from Wevorce: A natural disaster can destroy your home, finances, and health but will it destroy your marriage? On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, as Hurricane Gustav targets New Orleans again and Hannah follows behind […]

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COUPLES ARE FEUDING OVER POLITICS

This is a very interesting article from Fox News: According to a new study and divorce attorneys, couples are also feuding over politics — especially President Trump — with many of them breaking up and even heading to divorce court. New data from Wakefield Research, an Arlington, Virginia-based polling firm, one in 10 couples (married […]

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FLORIDA DIVISION OF PROPERTY

States have different rules about how property is divided at divorce. Florida law requires an equitable, or fair, division of property between the spouses. The law says that equitable usually means equal—but a judge who believes that a precisely equal division would be unfair can divide the property in a different proportion after considering all […]

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