Family Law Blog

  • How will my ex’s debt affect the divorce?

    Sep 6, 2016, 4:30 pm

      Outside of custody, finances are often the trickiest part of a divorce. While you are likely aware most assets are split down the middle, the same is true with debts. So, if you are seeking a Boca Raton divorce attorney, you need to know a bit about how these debts will be handled. Perhaps […]

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  • What should I include in my postnuptial agreement?

    The state of Florida has well-defined rules of how property acquired by a couple during their marriage is handled upon divorce. However, you and your spouse can have a different agreement by executing a postnuptial agreement. This is a contract that is entered into during marriage and covers issues related to marital debts and spousal […]

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  • Preparing for Adoption

    Jul 18, 2016, 5:45 pm

    Preparing for adoption, as it might sound simple, it is a long journey that involves so much. Just like going to a long journey, you must prepare in advance to travel the distance and overcome the challenges that will come with it. Likewise, adopting a child is not an easy process, and it does not […]

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    Jul 11, 2016, 9:04 pm

    An average divorce case can take between two and six months to resolve. During that time, there may be a struggle as to who will get to stay in the home.   This was the situation John Smith and Joan Smith when the wife, Joan, kicked John out of their million dollar home. Mr. Smith […]

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    Jul 8, 2016, 8:24 pm

      I have several clients that own their own businesses that have been involved in a divorce. Marital property is subject to equitable distribution in Florida. Marital property includes assets or businesses that were started during the marriage. There are several cases setting out how Florida courts handle these types of distributions. Generally when one […]

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  • Reentering the Job Market

    Jul 1, 2016, 3:35 pm

    Divorce brings about change in all aspects of life. One aspect that often isn’t completely realized until trying to reconcile finances is the need for additional income. When a family unit is living under the same roof and only paying one house payment, one gas bill, one electric bill, one internet bill, etc., the income […]

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  • Calm Out of the Chaos

    Jun 28, 2016, 3:12 pm

    You know the people who have it all together? The ones who manage to take a shower everyday and never go out in public in their pajamas. The ones who have certainly never stumbled upon a picture of themselves on the People of Walmart website. You know the ones I mean, right? Well you know […]

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  • Tips for Negotiating Division of the Family Home in a Divorce

    Jun 24, 2016, 5:56 pm

    Life after a divorce may involve many changes. For continuity, some individuals may hope to continue living in their family home. However, that decision involves important tax and financial considerations. Before deciding to stay in the family home, an individual should draw up a financial plan for his or her post-divorce life. That analysis should […]

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  • A “Gray” Divorce May Significantly Impact Florida Couples

    Jun 21, 2016, 5:14 pm

    Going through the dissolution of a marriage, including asset division, can be difficult even in most any situation. A “gray” divorce, or a divorce between people over the age of 50, presents a unique set of challenges that are generally not as important or prevalent in divorces between younger couples. A recent article details some […]

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  • Signs Your Spouse is Hiding Assets

    Jun 17, 2016, 4:38 pm

    While no two marriages are alike there are certain matters that must be addressed in the course of any divorce. In many cases the most contentious issue is the way in which the shared marital property is divided. Depending on the assets the couple held, the process can be complex. In any divorce the first […]

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    Jun 14, 2016, 6:22 pm

      Family businesses are normally owned by both spouses, so when a marriage breaks up, it puts the state of the business in limbo. This can be especially worrisome in situations where income from the business is the main thing fueling the family’s livelihood. The break-up of a marriage is one thing, dissolving a business […]

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    Jun 10, 2016, 6:00 am

    When a family goes through the divorce process, there is often an emphasis placed on co-parenting – both parents share the responsibilities of caring for the children. It is important that spouses and co-parents find an approach to child custody and timesharing that suits their own family’s background, circumstances, needs and preferences. The divorce process […]

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    Jun 8, 2016, 2:29 pm

    Clients may enter into premarital agreements, or prenups, but the main question is whether a Florida court will enforce them. A Florida court will only enforce them if they are conscionable and they were voluntarily entered into. Florida courts consider several factors when determining whether a premarital agreement was entered into voluntarily. Those factors include: […]

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    Jun 3, 2016, 3:22 pm

    Social media serves as an open journal or scrapbook for many people. It allows distant friends to reconnect, family members to keep in touch, and people to share accomplishments. However, social media has also become an easy way for people to get a window into someone’s hobbies, spending habits, and even one’s schedule. In the […]

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    May 31, 2016, 4:22 pm

    I have written in the past about the importance of choosing the right attorney for your legal needs. From time to time, potential clients come to me with a set of papers prepared through an online service. These papers often lack important details and/or do not address core issues – especially in more complex or […]

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    May 26, 2016, 10:01 pm

    The divorce process involves many aspects of the relationship from and emotional and financial standpoint. The most contentious issues often center on the parties’ finances. Because addressing cash flow and the distribution of assets can create added stress during the divorce process, mediation is often considered as the best alternative to going to court. In […]

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  • Divorce – Both Sides

    May 20, 2016, 4:02 pm

    As summer approaches, the opportunity to enjoy family gatherings increases, but for those who have had their romance fade or worse yet seen love turn to hate through divorce, it can be a painful time. When going through a divorce, the relationship which at one point started as a “dizzy dancing fairy tale coming true” […]

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  • Updated Status: Loved

    May 17, 2016, 6:00 am

    Tax time just finished up. The time for the annual review of your status. Time to once again remember that you are not married. There are a lot of boxes to check in life. At your doctor’s office. On your Facebook page. For your financial advisor. After ruling out the “Married” option and while choosing […]

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  • Cyberstalking: Can Anything Actually Be Done?

    May 13, 2016, 6:00 am

    Stalking conjures up images of a shadowy figure skulking behind you in dark alleyways. But in today’s world of technology, stalking is a much more credible threat than most people know, and online activity can bleed into real life very easily. As the anonymity of the internet gives users the guts to harass and threaten […]

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    May 10, 2016, 6:00 am

    During times of transition after Divorce, it may be difficult to muster up enthusiasm for celebration. As your birthday approaches, look back to how you chose to authentically celebrate your life journey a few years ago. I encourage you always to find ways to celebrate and sparkle on. You should say it every day – […]

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  • Tips to Stay Safe while Online Dating

    May 6, 2016, 6:00 am

    More and more of our communications and relationships happen electronically these days. From phone apps to websites, you can stay in touch with cross-country friends, make round-the-world business contacts, and expand your social circle locally with a few taps of your keyboard. One of the most ubiquitous changes to our social lives has been online […]

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  • Confronting Children of Divorced Parents

    May 3, 2016, 6:00 am

    Every divorcing parent faces the dilemma of how to tell the children about the decision. There is no easy way to do this, but there are all ways to makes hearing the news easier for the children. What to day: The single most important element is the truth. That doesn’t necessarily mean disclosing everything – if for […]

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  • Preparing For Your First Meeting With Your Divorce Attorney

    Apr 28, 2016, 6:00 am

    After searching is done and you finally settle on someone to serve as your Florida family law attorney, you will eventually need to set time for your first meeting. Though many people show up to these meeting with nothing and without doing any preparations, there are thing you can do to get ready for a […]

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  • Seeing Divorce – In The Eyes of the Child, Confused

    Apr 21, 2016, 6:00 am

    For better or worse, children look to adults to help make sense of the world they live in. Unfortunately, from a child’s vantage point, much of what they are taught defies understanding. It is clear to the youngest child that what adults say is appropriate behavior bears little resemblance to what adults actually do. Children […]

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    Apr 19, 2016, 6:00 am

    Structure is the key to discipline in you home. Structure comforts you child. Structure should be age appropriate. Be consistent. If mature enough, involve them appropriately in creating structure. The Benefits of Structure Having a goof structure in you home can help head off a lot of disciplinary problems. You child craves structure no matter […]

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  • Trying to Find Hidden Assets in a Divorce? Five Places to Start

    Apr 13, 2016, 3:34 pm

    A divorce is a time where trust between soon-to-be-ex-spouses starts to crumble. This goes romantically, obviously, but it is also a financial issue. Many people want to “win” the divorce by whatever means necessary, and often that means getting more out of the deal financially. Not only does hiding assets affect the way the numbers […]

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  • Florida Divorce Law: Simplified

    Apr 6, 2016, 6:00 am

    Work with a skilled Boca Raton Divorce attorney! Divorce can be a sticky buzzword that no one wants to think too long and hard about. But due to all the important legal requirements and ramifications, knowing the ins and outs of the law in your state can be very important. If at least one spouse […]

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  • But What about Me? Child Time-Sharing Laws in Florida

    Apr 4, 2016, 8:13 pm

    If splitting up your personal possessions and assets isn’t difficult enough, a divorce requires consideration regarding the time-sharing of your child. If both parents are equally invested in the child’s well-being, determining an appropriate plan  can be a challenging one. This challenge is why child time-sharing laws are taken so seriously. Each family’s situation is different, and […]

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  • Prenuptial Agreements: Not Just for the Paranoid and Cynical

    Mar 23, 2016, 6:21 pm

    For most of us, our exposure to premarital agreements has been through television shows or movies where the contract is there to highlight one party’s negative trait: either a paranoia and distrust of the other, or a cynicism that assumes the marriage will end. But a prenuptial agreement can be a stress-relieving document that affirms your […]

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