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The Three Cs Of Family Law Mediation

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Very few divorce cases go all the way to trial. That’s especially true in the no-fault marriage dissolution era. Typically, the only issues involve child custody and property division. So the vast majority of divorce cases settle during mediation.   One of the reasons that mediation is so successful is that the primary issues… Read More »

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Making And Breaking Premarital Agreements In Port St. Lucie

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Aside from infidelity, money is the most common source of marital conflict that leads to divorce. Fundamentally, some people are savers and some people are spenders. There is nothing inherently wrong with either approach, which may be why these types of people are so incompatible. In this light, a premarital agreement is much more… Read More »

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Love, Baseball, And Premarital Agreements

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As another baseball season comes to a close, we pause to remember that magical moment when an ownership dispute turned into an object lesson on the importance of spousal agreements in divorce cases. In the early 2000s, Frank and Jamie McCourt owned the Los Angeles Dodgers. After winning the World Series in 1988, thanks… Read More »

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Five Property Division Factors In Port St. Lucie

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Some states almost always divide marital property 50-50 in divorce cases. That’s especially true in California and a few other community property states. But Florida, like most other jurisdictions, is an equitable division state. The divorce settlement must divide property in such a way that it does not impose an unfair financial burden on… Read More »

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Some Alimony Basics In Port St. Lucie

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Believe it or not, New Year’s Day 2019 is just around the corner. On that day, a radical new tax law change goes into effect. Alimony payments will no longer be tax-reportable to obligees and tax-deductible for obligors. Opinions are divided as to whether this change will help or hurt women. Since about 2015,… Read More »

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How Do Prenuptial Agreements Work In Port St. Lucie?

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Responsible homeowners always purchase insurance. Although they do not expect the house to burn down, and they certainly do not hope the house burns down, they want to be prepared for the unexpected. A prenuptial agreement is basically the same thing. No couple expects or hopes to get a divorce. But if the unexpected… Read More »

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How Does A Port St. Lucie Divorce Affect My Business?

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The nation’s thirty million small businesses employ almost half the country’s workforce. Over the past several years, these businesses have grown faster than large employers, or companies with more than 500 employees. Micro-Businesses with fewer than ten employees are doing especially well. Small businesses may mean more to Port St. Lucie families than they… Read More »

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Four Ways To Modify Child Support Obligations In Port St. Lucie

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Children grow up fast and families change frequently. Therefore, the initial child support determination was never meant to be permanent. In fact, these changes occur so often that most Port St. Lucie child support orders need to be modified at least once every three or four years. It’s always important to partner with an… Read More »

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Modifying DSOs In Florida

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Domestic Support Obligations are part of almost all the divorce cases in St. Lucie County. Child support is usually based on the number of children, the incomes of both parents, and the obligor’s proportional share of that income. In most cases, child support payments terminate when the child turns 18 or graduates high school…. Read More »

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What You Need To Know About Premarital Agreements In Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Money is one of the biggest sources of friction in any relationship. That’s especially true in subsequent marriages. These couples usually have significant non-marital assets. These individuals often have significant non-marital debt as well. So, either extra money or a lack of money could be a problem. A premarital agreement completely removes money from… Read More »

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