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How Will Alimony Reform Affect My Florida Divorce?

25. February 2016

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Alimony reform, alimony reform, alimony reform. How long have we heard about it? Is it ever going to happen? It seems like it is going to go through, then it dies before a bill passes and before it becomes law. What is alimony reform? There are multiple components to recent efforts at alimony reform. Some […]

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Collaborative vs. Traditional Divorce Litigation

24. February 2016

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Bitter, contested fights are the norm in all those divorce battles you see on TV. It drags on for months, accusations fly, in-depth custody evaluations and bargaining ensues. Private detectives are hired and seedy pictures are taken. Then, one spouse makes a classic move that lands them all the property and sole custody of the […]

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Do You Need to Have an Attorney to Get Divorced in Florida?

20. January 2016

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Luckily, no, you don’t need an attorney to get divorced in Florida. Is it a good idea to have one? Oh yes, it’s a great idea. You don’t want to leave something this important to chance, luck, and self-representation. That’s because getting divorced can be one of the most harrowing situations of your life. This […]

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How Does Florida Law Stack Up versus Federal Law When an Entity Refuses to Participate in the Selling of Goods or Services on Moral or Religious Grounds?

17. January 2016

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Say what? What does this mean? What does Florida think about merchants refusing services on moral or religious grounds? Some might think that a shopkeeper or service provider can refuse service to anyone they want. After all, there is the “no shoes, no shirt, no service” sign, right?  Then there are discrimination laws. How do […]

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Does Legal Separation Exist in Florida?

10. January 2016

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No, legal separation doesn’t really exist in Florida as it does in many other states. However, there are some similar arrangements that are possible if you decide not to divorce right away. There are also protections under Florida law for divorcing couples that can provide some legal protection. Therefore, if just living apart does not […]

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