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Surviving the Holidays After Divorce

Nothing disrupts holiday cheer quite like the fresh wound of a divorce. At first, most divorced couples find it difficult to adjust to the holidays. While you may or may not have your children on certain holidays in any given year, it is important to remember that holidays are about celebrating with family and friends and don’t have to occur on one specific day. Children usually won’t complain about celebrating a holiday twice, especially if it involves receiving gifts. While gifts are always nice, remember that gifts don’t need to be purchased to appreciate the holidays. With separation and divorce,...

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Helping our Community One Helmet at a Time

As we approach the holiday season, we look for ways to help our community. One of our traditions of giving back is donating bikes to the News Junkie’s annual holiday bike drive. For years, we have worked with The News Junkie, a local radio show on Real Radio 104.1FM by donating bikes for their annual bike drive. During 2016, we donated 122 bikes, and in 2017, we were able to provide 116 bikes. This year, we wanted to go one step further so we have decided to match every bike donated. The program focuses on providing bikes for children in...

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Is your marriage in the emergency room or the morgue?

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During consultations, I often ask clients, “is your marriage in the emergency room or the morgue?” While this may seem like a peculiar question, the purpose is to ensure that as a potential client, you are committed to the divorce process. If you start the divorce process and decide to reconcile, it can be costly and can also have a long-lasting impact on your relationship. Divorce is a very personal decision and no attorney can decide whether you should or shouldn’t seek a divorce. If you are unsure about whether divorce is right for you, you should consult with a...

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When does alimony terminate?

If alimony is ordered by the Court as part of a final judgment, it will terminate upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony. Additionally, an alimony award may be modified or terminated in accordance with section 61.14, Florida Statutes, which provides that alimony may be reduced or terminated if the person receiving alimony is in a supportive relationship with the person he or she resides. Further, alimony may be modified if (1) there is a substantial change in circumstances; (2) the change was not contemplated at the time of final judgment of...

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