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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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Florida Alimony Reform Update

OVER THE PAST few years, advocates of alimony reform have been lobbying aggressively to change Florida’s alimony laws. The biggest concern among advocates for reform appears to be that Florida law still allows for lifetime, permanent alimony. Reform advocates argue that such permanent, lifetime alimony can be detrimental to the paying party, particularly as the paying […]

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Second Time Around: Challenges of Second Marriages and How to Overcome Them

STATISTICS INDICATE 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce. That statistic increases significantly in second marriages to a whopping 60 percent! Why? Here are three oft-cited reasons, and possible solutions to help you if you are considering a re-marriage after your divorce. Issue: Blending Families. Many couples marrying for the second time have children from […]

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A Tale of Two Divorces

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Alimony Reform 2014 Update

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] IN 2013, the Florida Legislature attempted to reform the statute concerning alimony, but the Governor vetoed the bill, largely because some of the provisions would have applied retroactively. Soon, the Legislature will be revisiting the statute, and this time around most everyone is anticipating […]