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Who Gets the Artwork in a Florida Divorce?

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Who gets the Monet, the Van Gogh, and the Warhol? What about the Leibovitz or Golden? Surprisingly, the question of who gets the artwork is one of the most hotly contested issues in today’s divorce proceedings. According to a Memphis attorney quoted by the Wall Street Journal, artwork often falls into the same category… Read More »

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What is Mandatory Disclosure and When is it Necessary?

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Mandatory disclosure requires each party in the dissolution of a marriage to disclose records that paint an accurate portrait of each party’s finances. This requirement ensures the judge divides assets between the two parties fairly and equitably. If one party requests support from the other, the judge will also need a clear picture of… Read More »

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Grounds for Modifying a Support Order in Florida

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It is rare that a person’s circumstances today will be exactly as they were five years ago, or that they will remain the same within the next five years. Unexpected job loss, injury, an increase in healthcare costs, a decrease in daycare costs, and other unforeseen events may put a person in a better… Read More »

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Is College Tuition Part of Child Support?

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The state of Florida is one of many that do not require either party of a divorce to pay for the cost of college tuition. However, parents going through a divorce should be concerned with their child’s future and how the both of them will help pay for expenses such as college tuition, trade… Read More »

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Collaborative Divorce Law in Florida

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Collaborative divorce is not a new concept, but it was not until July of last year that Florida lawmakers adopted The Collaborative Law Process Act, which creates a new alternative to litigation in family matters throughout the state. According to the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an organization comprised of financial and mental health… Read More »

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Modifying a “No Contact” Order in Florida

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It is not uncommon for the courts to issue a “no contact” order as a pre-trial condition after a person has been arrested and charged with domestic violence, and once he or she has been released on bail. A no-contact order is precisely what it sounds like — an order that prohibits contact of… Read More »

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Considerations to Make Before Finalizing Your Florida Custody Agreement

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Though custody laws vary from state to state, the emotional pain and headache that comes with sharing custody of a child with another parent in another household is universal. Most parents across the nation know the pain of not being able to spend Christmas morning with their little ones, or of not being able… Read More »

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Is Mediation Mandatory in Florida Family Law Cases?

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Contrary to popular belief, family mediation is not an attempt to help two parties resolve their differences, reconcile their love for one another, and put a halt on the divorce proceedings. Rather, it is a process designed to help two parties discuss their issues and come to an agreement that is beneficial to all… Read More »

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Splitting Assets in Divorce

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In Florida, when a divorce is contested, it is subject to Florida’s equitable distribution laws, which means the courts start with the premise that distribution of marital assets are equal.  When dividing property, the judge considers the date the asset was acquired.  If the asset was acquired before marriage, the asset may be non… Read More »

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Grounds for Modification of Custody in Florida

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It is unrealistic to think that one or both parties of a custody arrangement will be in the same situation in ten, five, or even two years that they were when the agreement was first made. People change, and circumstances change—sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. To compensate for changes, Florida law allows… Read More »

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