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Category Archives: Divorce

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Did the Holidays Lead to Thoughts of Divorce?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

While many families love to gather ‘round the table and cherish the time together, are you secretly wishing you could be somewhere else?  Instead of feeling closer to your spouse, are you longing to cut the ties that bind you together?  If the holidays feel like a weight around your neck because you simply… Read More »

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Divorcing a Missing Spouse

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Did your unhappy marriage come to a screeching halt when your spouse skipped town and left no forwarding address?  Do you want to put the whole thing behind you by filing for a legal divorce?  If there are no children involved, you can get that divorce and move on with your life even if… Read More »

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Finding Hidden Assets as you Divorce

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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

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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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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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Can My Ex-Spouse Still Collect on My Life Insurance Policy After We Divorce?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

Married persons often name their spouse as the designated beneficiary of their life insurance policy. So what happens to this designation if a couple divorces? The simple answer is that under Florida law, a final order of divorce voids any such beneficiary designation. Unless the policyholder files a new beneficiary designation after the divorce,… Read More »

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My Ex-Spouse Is Not Following the Terms of Our Divorce- How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

In any type of legal proceeding, there is what is known as a “statute of limitations.” This is basically a time limit established by state law to file a lawsuit. For example, under Florida law there is normally a 5-year statute of limitations for claims arising from a written contract. So if you want… Read More »

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