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Can Social Media be used as Evidence in Florida Courts

What does this mean in terms of your social media posts or posts that you are tagged in or mentioned in? Social media posts could potentially be used in dissolution of marriages, family law cases, civil cases, personal injury cases, auto accident cases, and criminal cases. ...

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What to do with a House during a Divorce in Florida

In a divorce, the parties will need to decide whether to sell or keep the marital home. While some parties become very attached to the marital home or wish to keep the marital home for the stability of the children, others approach the marital home as a pure financial decision. When determining what to do with the marital home, there are essentially three options....

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7 Things To Do After Your Divorce

After a divorce is finalized, the hardest part of the case is typically over. However, there are still some housekeeping matters that need to be completed to allow for a seamless transition to your post-divorce life. 1. Get a Certified Copy of the Divorce Decree After the divorce is finalized, you will at some point in the future need a certified copy of the divorce decree. It may be required when purchasing a home, traveling out of the country, getting a passport, or during some other life event. It is advisable to purchase a certified copy of the divorce decree shortly after...

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How to Minimize Your Alimony Obligation in a Florida Divorce

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 there are emotional...

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