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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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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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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

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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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Alimony In Florida: A Primer

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The ancient Code of Hammurabi may have contained the world’s first alimony law. In Section 137, the Code stated that once a divorced man had given his former spouse “her dowry, and a part of the usufruct of field, garden, and property,” she would then be truly free to marry “the man of her… Read More »

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Classifying And Dividing Marital Property In Florida

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The division of marital property is often one of the most contentious areas of a property settlement in a Port St. Lucie marriage dissolution case. That is probably because, along with the amount and duration of alimony payments, this process is also one of the most subjective family law areas. Most of the applicable… Read More »

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Job-Related Divorce Modifications In Port St. Lucie

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Back in ye olden days, many people worked at one job for life. Those days are gone now. In fact, the average Floridian changes jobs up to fifteen times during their lives. If the job-changing person was divorced and had minor children, the change probably affects both the child support obligation and the parenting… Read More »

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