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Is your marriage in the emergency room or the morgue?

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During divorce 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...

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Will making an Uninsured Motorist Claim raise my insurance rates in Florida?

In Florida, insurance companies are prohibited from raising your rates for filing an uninsured or underinsured (UM) claim. However, if you receive certain discounts for not being in an accident for a set period of time, you may lose some of those discounts. This is independent of filing the claim as they would be eliminated by simply being in an accident....

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Child Support After the Age of Eighteen (18) in Florida

As a general rule, the legal duty of a parent to support his child ceases at the age of majority, which in the State of Florida is 18 years old. This is because a parent has no legal duty to continue to provide support to a child who has reached the age of majority, unless the trial court has made a finding of dependence pursuant to section 743.07(2), Florida Statutes, or the parties otherwise agree. However, child support may continue beyond the age of 18 years for a dependent person if: (1) the dependency is due to mental or physical...

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Waiting to Sell the Marital Home Until Years After the Divorce is Finalized

If you are considering waiting to sell the home until years after the divorce, the language in the agreement or final judgment must be extraordinarily clear as to how all expenses will be split and who will receive credit for those expenses upon the sale of the marital home. ...

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