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Preparing for Your Divorce: Financial Documents You’ll Need to Gather

IF YOU ARE considering divorce, you’ll need to start thinking about the documents you will need to gather to be in compliance with Florida’s “mandatory disclosure” requirement. In Florida, the courts requires each party to a divorce to fully disclose his or her financial information to the another. Many people are confused by this and ask: […]

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Divorce and Money: The Not-So-Grand Truth

YEARS AGO I saw a bumper sticker that said: “Love is grand. Divorce is $20 grand.” This saying always springs to mind when I hear couples headed for divorce because of financial troubles. Sadly, divorce not only does not solve money troubles, it usually makes them worse. A settlement agreement is between the parties to the […]

Women and Divorce

A Tale of Two Divorces

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Gray Divorce

Divorce After 50

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Underemployed Spouse

Unemployed Spouse and Income

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Alimony Reform

Alimony Reform 2014 Update

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