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Finding Hidden Assets as you Divorce

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

In the sunshine state, the law requires an equitable distribution of  in any divorce. That means the courts make a determination as to what constitutes marital property, and how much that property is worth. Then the assets and debt are split in a manner that the court believes is fair based on the length… Read More »

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Your Family Court Appearance

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

Going before the judge in court can be a stressful event.  Having some guidelines on what to expect and how to put your best foot forward can make you feel more prepared and confident.  Your attorney is familiar with both the physical format and the routines and procedures of court, and can prepare you… Read More »

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Making Holiday Visitation Work for Everyone

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

When it comes to divorce, one of the most contentious issues many couples wrangle with is visitation; and nothing is touchier than figuring out how kids will spend the holidays.  To be sure, both parents have ample reason to feel strongly about having the children spend the holidays with them.  So how in the… Read More »

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Time Sharing for Children of Divorce

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

One of the most difficult aspects of any divorce involving children is how to split up the time kids spend with each parent.  It can be devastating for a parent to have to limit contact with a beloved child.  Nonetheless, it is one of the realities of divorce.  That being said, it seems like… Read More »

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Supporting Children as they Cope with Divorce: Kelly Clarkson’s Strategy

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

As she accepted that her marriage was ending, country-music singer Kelly Clarkson had to face a fact that so many parents dealing with divorce must acknowledge:  children are intimately impacted by divorce.  Just as Clarkson was concerned about the mental and emotional well-being of her children, parents across Florida fear that the upheaval in… Read More »

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Understanding the Basics of Florida’s Collaborative Law

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

Collaborative law is a relatively new option available to married couples in Florida who are seeking to divorce in a peaceful, voluntary manner, without the need for protracted litigation. The Florida Supreme Court recently adopted a series of forms for attorneys and parties to use in conjunction with the collaborative law process. Here is… Read More »

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Hidden Assets and Mandatory Disclosure in Florida Divorce

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

If you are headed toward a divorce, perhaps you’re concerned that your soon-to-be ex will be less than forthcoming about the assets that are on the table.  If so, having an experienced attorney on your side could be your best bet at getting a fair settlement. Equitable Distribution  In Florida, the law requires that… Read More »

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Must a Judge Explain How a Parent May Regain Their Custody or Visitation Rights?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

The general rule in Florida family law is that a court may order a modification to an existing time-sharing (child custody) arrangement between parents if there has been a “substantial change in material circumstances.” For instance, the judge might determine that an equal time-sharing arrangement is no longer in the child’s best interest and… Read More »

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Is an Oral Settlement Agreement Enforceable in a Florida Divorce Case?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

Divorce does not necessarily mean a bitter, protracted court fight. To the contrary, most Florida divorce cases are amicably resolved without the need for extensive litigation. In these situations, the parties negotiate a marital settlement agreement (MSA) that disposes of any outstanding issues. Once approved by the court, the MSA becomes part of a… Read More »

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When Can a Florida Judge Order an Unequal Distribution of Marital Assets?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

Florida courts follow an “equitable distribution” rule in divorce cases. This means that under normal circumstances, a judge is expected to equally divide any marital assets and liabilities equally between the parties. The judge can, however, make an “inequitable distribution”–i.e., give one spouse a greater share of property–after considering a list of factors provided… Read More »

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