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5 Things to Remember if You are Falsely Accused During Divorce

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Florida is a no-fault divorce state, but that does not necessarily mean you will not face certain accusations. Your spouse may accuse you of domestic violence or of having a substance abuse problem in order to secure more favorable terms during the divorce. Divorce is difficult enough, but false accusations only make the entire… Read More »

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When is the Right Time to Date After Divorce?

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Reentering the dating world after a divorce is scary for some, but others find the idea very exciting. However, while it is important that you move on in your life and find happiness, it is important to consider that dating could also affect your divorce, even if it is already finalized. To ensure that… Read More »

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Common Myths Surrounding Premarital Agreements

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Premarital agreements are becoming more popular in Port St. Lucie, and throughout the state of Florida. However, even with more people signing these agreements today, there are still many myths surrounding them. If you are about to get married, it is important to know these myths, and the truths behind them. Premarital Agreements are… Read More »

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Gender No Longer Plays a Role in Alimony and Child Support Decisions

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Historically speaking, the courts typically favored women when it came to matters of child custody, child support, and alimony. Fifty years ago, many more women stayed home to take care of the children and so, if they got a divorce they were usually awarded custody of them. Along with that came child support payments… Read More »

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Four Ways to Expedite the Divorce Process

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No one wants to go through a divorce that drags on for months, or even years. Making the decision to get a divorce is difficult but once you do, you likely want to move on with your new life as soon as possible. Too many people think that divorce is going to inevitably be… Read More »

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Four Benefits of Resolving Your Divorce During Mediation

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The family courts in Florida are notoriously backlogged, which is why all divorce cases must go through mediation before they enter litigation. During mediation, both parties will meet with their attorneys and a neutral mediator. The role of the mediator is to facilitate communication and compromise between the couple to resolve the issues of… Read More »

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The Five Types of Alimony in St. Lucie County

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Many states have amended their spousal support laws, making alimony more like child support. For example, in Illinois, a formula which considers the length of the marriage and the incomes of both spouses usually determines the amount and duration of payments. But Florida law is still quite subjective, especially regarding the duration of payments…. Read More »

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Common Mistakes in Divorce, and How to Avoid Them

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Every divorce case will present its own unique set of challenges. Although some of these difficulties are unavoidable, others arise due to mistakes made by the people going through the process. If you are going through a divorce, it is essential that you avoid these errors so you do not hurt your case and… Read More »

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Common Defenses in Domestic Violence Cases

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Being charged with domestic violence is very scary. Fortunately, being charged with the offense does not necessarily mean that you will face any consequences. Innocent people are charged with domestic violence every day in Florida, and many of them are found innocent. One of the most important things you can do after being charged… Read More »

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The Financial and Emotional Costs of a Divorce

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In Florida, the average cost of a divorce is about $15,000. But the average cost of a divorce is like the average cost of a house or a car. There is so much difference between the low end and high end that an “average” figure is almost meaningless. Nevertheless, a divorce almost always costs… Read More »

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