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  • 3 Ways a Forensic Accountant is Useful in a High-Net-Worth Divorce

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    3 Ways a Forensic Accountant is Useful in a High-Net-Worth Divorce

    Many Florida spouses going through a divorce get anxious when they hear that a forensic accountant, or forensic CPA, is getting involved. Some people hear the word “forensic” and think of investigators and lab technicians who work on criminal cases. While it is true that forensic accountants are often called on to aid in investigations for alleged financial crimes, divorce is a civil matter. The fact that you or your spouse hired a forensic accountant is not an indication that someone committed a crime. Attorneys often hire forensic accountants in high-net-worth divorce cases for the following reasons.… Read more>>


  • Is An Uncontested Divorce Right For You?

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    Is An Uncontested Divoce Right For You?

    Any given divorce in Florida can be classified as contested or uncontested. A contested divorce is one in which either spouse disagrees with the other on some divorce-related matter like alimony, time-sharing (physical child custody), parental responsibility (legal child custody), or asset and debt division. Disagreement on just one of these issues—even if the spouses agree on everything else—makes a Florida divorce a contested one. Conversely, an uncontested divorce is one in which spouses agree on everything. This saves time because the court (a family law judge) does not have to intervene and decide on important matters for the couple. Doing so triggers formal discovery, which can take some time.… Read more>>


  • 4 Considerations for a Florida Postnuptial Agreement

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    4 Considerations for a Florida Postnuptial Agreement

    Postnuptial agreements are almost identical to prenuptial agreements. Both of these agreements allow spouses (fiancées in the case of prenuptial agreements) to decide on property division, alimony, and other matters that become important in a divorce.… Read more>>


  • 4 Ways That High-Net-Worth Divorces are Different

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    4 Ways That High-Net-Worth Divorces are Different

    What determines whether a divorce should be classified as a “high-net-worth” divorce? It is largely subjective, as a high-net-worth is often shorthand for a rather complicated divorce. That can be misleading, as divorces involving relatively few assets can be complex and contentious in different ways. However, to the extent there’s an accepted threshold, divorces involving at least $1 million, or more, in assets are usually considered to be high-net-worth. As we explain below, there are four major ways that high-net-worth divorces are unique.… Read more>>


  • Required Financial Disclosures in a Florida Divorce

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    Required Financial Disclosures in a Florida Divorce

    Unfortunately, filing for divorce can translate into a lot of work for you. While your divorce attorney is there to guide you through the legal process, answer your questions, and generally represent your interests in and out of court, you will need to pull together a wealth of information related to your finances.… Read more>>


  • How Much Will You Have to Pay in Child Support?

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    How Much Will You Have to Pay in Child Support

    Child support is one of the most contentious matters in a Florida divorce with children. Child custody, which is referred to as time-sharing in Florida, is closely tied to the amount you will pay or receive in child support. Florida courts use a complex formula that produces a number regarded as the appropriate amount of monthly child support payments in a Final Judgment.… Read more>>


  • 4 Things NOT To Do After Filing For Divorce or Receiving Divorce Papers

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    4 Things NOT To Do After Filing For Divorce or Receiving Divorce Papers

    Shock. Anger. Disappointment. Sadness. These are emotions you’ll probably experience if your spouse just served you with divorce papers. Even when you’re the one who initiated the divorce, it’s natural to be clouded with all sorts of emotions. Combine that with the fact that you have probably never done this before, and it is very possible you could make a critical mistake. Following the four pieces of advice below is a good starting point.… Read more>>


  • Co-Parents: 4 Tips on Having an Enjoyable Vacation With Your Kids This Summer

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    Co-Parents - 4 Tips on Having an Enjoyable Vacation With Your Kids This Summer

    Things are gradually getting back to normal. While some Floridians who want a vaccine have not received one, that number is getting smaller each day. As a result, you and your kids may be able to get down to the beach or some other vacation spot this summer. If you’re divorced, though, you know that nothing is quite as simple as it used to be. Still, simply addressing a few extra considerations, which we’ve outlined below, can keep everyone — even your former spouse — happy this summer.… Read more>>


  • What Options exist for Victims of Domestic Violence?

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    What Options exist for Victims of Domestic Violence

    What you might think of as a “restraining order” is referred to in Florida as an “injunction for protection against domestic violence.” Victims of domestic violence may petition the court for this type of injunction in order to protect either themselves or their children from abuse. There are other types of injunctions for victims of cyberstalking, repeat violence, dating violence, and sexual violence in Florida, but this article will focus on the domestic violence injunction.… Read more>>


  • What is a Petition for Support Without Divorce?

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    What is a Petition for Support Without Divorce

    Child support. Alimony. Time sharing. Parenting plans. These are closely associated with divorce, which is legally referred to in Florida as “dissolution of marriage.” In some situations, though, spouses who are not seeking a dissolution of marriage may obtain a court order that addresses these important family law matters. While these situations are somewhat rare, there are two universal truths: every marriage is unique, and minor children are entitled to financial support in accordance with their best interests.… Read more>>