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Student Loan Debt & Divorce – A Tough Pill to Swallow

In any divorce, dividing the marital assets and liabilities is often a surprisingly difficult task for the parties. Valuing assets and recalling whether assets or liabilities were incurred during the course of the marriage takes its toll on any divorcing couple. Student loan debt is often one of the more contentious topics when it comes to equitable distribution. Although one party may have benefited from the debt by obtaining a degree or taking courses, the benefit is not to be considered by the court when calculating equitable distribution. As a general proposition, student loan debt incurred during the marriage is...

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DeWitt Law Firm Receives Orlando Police Department Good Citizenship Award

The DeWitt Law Firm was honored and humbled to receive the Orlando Police Department’s Good Citizenship Award. As a member of the central Florida community, we are grateful to be able to give back to the society that supports us. This year, we were fortunate to be able to support Tough Biker Orlando. Founded in 2014 by Orlando Police bike officer Mark Levy, Tough Biker is an urban mountain bike challenge through city streets, public parks, and parking garages. They’re committed to supporting at-risk youth through the sport of mountain biking. The goal is to provide an experience where kids can...

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2020: A New Year, A New Office

After 20 years, we are relocating to a new office to better serve our clients. Still located in downtown Orlando, we will be moving around the corner to the Fairwinds Bank Tower. The new space offers on-site parking, 24-hour security, and more room for our growing firm. We have been in our original offices in the Angebilt Building for over 20 years. While the old office hold quite a few memories, moving the office is necessary to better serve our clients. For our entire staff, the Angebilt has served as a second home, and during some hurricanes, it literally became a...

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Will Alimony Reform Pass in the Florida Legislature in 2020

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Alimony Reform in Florida— A Hot Topic in 2020 Will Alimony Reform Pass This time? Alimony reform has been a controversial topic in the Florida Legislature over the past decade. In 2013, alimony reform was passed in both the Florida House and Senate but was ultimately vetoed by then Gov. Scott. Alimony reform was again presented in 2016, but due to a controversial child custody component, it was also vetoed. In 2020, alimony reform is back again as House bill 843, HB 843. On Dec. 3, 2019, Rep. Alex Andrade of Gulf Breeze, Florida, filed the latest version of the alimony reform...

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5 Tips to Getting Divorced in 2020

The beginning of the year is usually a busy time for divorce lawyers. Divorce filings typically begin to spike in January and continue through March when filings peak. As the post-holiday season concludes with a return back to reality, some couples reevaluate their future together. Many individuals utilize the new year as a time to reevaluate their options and educate themselves about divorce. If you are contemplating a divorce, it is important to consult with a divorce attorney to learn your options and decide the best way to proceed forward. If you decide to meet with a divorce attorney to...

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Tort Reform – The Devil’s Greatest Trick

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The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist. For years, insurance companies have pushed ad campaigns and marketing efforts encouraging tort reform. Pointing to frivolous lawsuits, insurance companies have tried to convince the public that tort reform is a necessity. In fact, the reality is quite different. If you or a loved one have been in an accident, you may understand why tort reform is not good for anyone, except the insurance companies. We have all heard stories of frivolous cases, which have been parodied in movies and television for decades. The McDonald’s coffee...

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