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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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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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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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The Financial and Emotional Costs of a Divorce

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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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Classifying and Dividing Property in a Florida Divorce

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Like most other jurisdictions, the Sunshine State is an equitable division jurisdiction. A divorce property settlement must divide property in such a way that the divorce is not an unfair financial burden for either spouse. Property division begins with property classification. On its face, Florida’s property classification rule is rather straightforward. Debts or assets… Read More »

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Classifying and Dividing Property in a Florida Divorce

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In some states, divorce almost always results in a 50-50 property division. But Florida is different. The Sunshine State is an equitable distribution state. The marital estate, which includes both debts and assets, must be divided equitably. That’s not necessarily the same thing as an equal division. Furthermore, in Florida, a divorce cannot be… Read More »

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Top 10 Property Division Factors in a Florida Divorce

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Most jurisdictions, including Florida, are equitable division states. The marital estate, which includes both assets and debts, must be divided in such a way that the divorce is not an unfair financial burden on either party. There is a strong informal presumption that a 50-50 division fits the bill. But an equal division is… Read More »

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Calculating the Amount and Duration of Spousal Support Payments in Florida

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Many marriages, but certainly not all of them, end in divorce. Many marriage dissolutions, but certainly not all of them, involve spousal support payments. Florida has a rather broad alimony law, but nevertheless, judges only order these payments in limited circumstances. That’s especially true of long-term alimony. Obligors (people who pay support) and obligees… Read More »

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How Much Does a Port St. Lucie Divorce Cost?

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The average financial cost of a marriage dissolution is around $20,000. However, this figure is highly misleading. There’s a big cost difference between Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ divorce and an abandonment divorce where the couple has no debts or assets. So, in terms of financial cost, the only honest answer a Port St. Lucie… Read More »

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