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Orlando Divorce Attorney Discusses Five Things to Do Before Filing for Divorce

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Divorce is a difficult and emotional decision. If you’re contemplating a divorce, there are a few things that you should consider doing prior to filing for divorce to make sure that you are protected while going through the process. Below are five steps that you should consider before filing for a divorce. While these steps do not apply to all individuals, it is a good idea to consider them and review your own situation to help protect your rights. 1. Be Sure you Want a Divorce Experienced divorce attorneys want to ensure that their clients are committed to the divorce...

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How do I make sure my prenuptial agreement will stand up in Court?

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When looking to hire an Orlando family law attorney to draft your prenuptial agreement, it is important that your lawyer is familiar with legal arguments often used to challenge the validity of a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements are often challenged as part of a subsequent divorce. However, by including specific provisions in the agreement, you can help ensure that the prenuptial agreement will be upheld in court. Here are some of the most common issues that should be addressed when entering into a prenuptial agreement. 1. Give a full and complete disclosure of the assets. A prenuptial agreement is only valid if...

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Tax Consequences of Alimony from an Orlando Alimony Attorney

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When it comes to selecting an Orlando Alimony Attorney, it is important that you discuss with your attorney the potential tax consequences that occur in a divorce. When dealing with alimony there are specific IRS codes that make alimony taxable or tax deductible, depending on whether you are paying or receiving alimony. Additionally, it is important to discuss how the tax consequences may affect the settlement agreement that is entered into by the parties. This is an area of law that many divorce or family law attorneys may not be familiar with, so it is important to also discuss your...

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The Men’s Divorce Law Firms

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In Orlando, we have seen several law firms and lawyers that represent Men or Women exclusively in divorce and family law cases. These lawyers typically portray that one gender is underrepresented in the legal system and that the law firm fights on behalf of that underrepresented class. But are these firms any different from other divorce or family law attorneys?...

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How To Find The Best Divorce Attorney

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Finding an attorney, especially for a divorce, can be a daunting task. People usually want to find the best divorce attorney, but the term best divorce attorney is subjective. There a few things you should keep in mind, however, when looking for a divorce attorney. Perhaps, the most important factor is whether you feel comfortable with the attorney. It is important to evaluate the attorney and ask questions to gauge whether the attorney would be a good fit for your case. It is crucial that you make sure the attorney you choose is qualified to competently handle your case and...

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House Bill 967: The Collaborative Law Process Act

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[su_audio url="http://www.dewittlaw.com/audio/07172016.mp3"] This week’s topic: Sherri DeWitt discusses the new collaborative divorce statute, House Bill 967 - The Collaborative Divorce Statute. The statute went into effect on July 1, 2016 and is now a sanctioned way, pursuant to Florida Statutes, of handling a divorce should you choose to do so. ...

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