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Unequal Distribution of Marital Assets in Florida Divorces: A Comprehensive Guide.

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While the division of assets in a divorce case may seem simple, there are complex nuances that often arise. In certain cases, the court may allow for an unequal distribution of marital assets. It is important to know when an unequal distribution of assets is warranted and under what circumstances a judge may consider awarding such a distribution. An unequal distribution of assets is permitted pursuant to section 61.075, Florida Statutes. It is important to note that there is no requirement for your attorney to plead for an unequal distribution in your divorce petition. The attorney can simply request an...

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Understanding Family Law: An Overview for Beginners

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Family law is an intricate area that affects millions of lives every day. It governs the legal responsibilities between individuals who share a domestic connection, typically involving parties who are related by blood or marriage. Whether you are in Orlando, FL or anywhere else, understanding family law can be crucial during certain phases of life. For beginners, it's essential to grasp its basics. In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of family law, focusing on its relevance in Orlando, FL.   What is Family Law? Family law is a legal discipline that focuses on issues involving family relationships such as divorce, adoption,...

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Collaborative Divorce vs. Litigation: What’s Best for You

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Divorce is often associated with conflict and adversarial legal proceedings. However, there are alternatives to traditional litigation that prioritize cooperation, open communication, and reaching mutually beneficial agreements. Collaborative divorce and litigation are two distinct approaches to resolving divorce disputes. Understanding the differences between these methods can help you determine which option is best suited for your specific circumstances. In this blog post, we will explore collaborative divorce and litigation, highlighting their key features and considerations to help you make an informed decision. Collaborative Divorce Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial approach that focuses on resolving disputes through open communication, negotiation, and problem-solving. In...

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Florida Alimony Law 2023: Permanent Alimony Eliminated

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Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Friday (SB 1416) overhauling divorce law in Florida. The most sweeping change eliminates permanent alimony and revises the factors that courts must consider when awarding alimony. The new law took effect on July 1. The bill is not retroactive and will only apply to divorces filed on or after July 1, 2023. Here are some of the key changes:  Permanent alimony has been eliminated. There are now four types of alimony in Florida, including: Temporary – A judge can award temporary alimony when a couple has separated, but has not yet divorced, or if the divorce is...

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