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How to Minimize Your Alimony Obligation in a Divorce

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Alimony in Florida is based upon need and ability to pay. In other words, the court must determine (1) if the spouse requesting alimony has a need and (2) if the spouse paying alimony has the ability to do so. Need is determined by looking at the standard of living during the marriage and the financial resources available to each party, along with other relevant factors. A court usually does this by reviewing the financial affidavits and hearing testimony of the parties. However, the court must evaluate all sources of income available to the parties when evaluating whether alimony is...

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When Should I Consider a Collaborative Divorce?

In a collaborative divorce, the couple commits to trying to work things out themselves, outside of the courtroom. Typically, each party will have a lawyer, and oftentimes a financial and mental health neutral are also part of the process. A financial neutral is involved because there are many financial decisions that will need to be made during the process and it is helpful to both parties to have a financial neutral present to go over all of the numbers and to explain how each party will fare financially after the divorce. A mental health neutral can help if...

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)?

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem? A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a person appointed by the court to represent the minor child and act in his or her best interest. A Guardian ad Litem is a neutral person who is an advocate for the minor child or children. Typically, a Guardian ad Litem is appointed when there is a dispute regarding timesharing, allegations of abuse, or when a child has special needs that must be evaluated by the court. In divorce and family law cases, a GAL must evaluate factors that could affect the nature of the parent-child relationship. The...

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6 Reasons You Need a Prenuptial Agreement

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A prenuptial agreement is never a romantic proposition. However, having a tough conversation with your spouse now, may help alleviate a lot of heartache in the future. Divorce litigation in Florida can be lengthy, stressful, and expensive. While no couple ever anticipates a divorce, a prenuptial agreement acts as a safety net in the event a divorce becomes necessary. Depending on your circumstances, it may be a good idea to execute a prenuptial agreement. 1. You own a business. If you own a business, you need a prenuptial agreement. The business or any increase in the value of the business may be...

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