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Evidence In Port St. Lucie Car Crash Cases

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Victim/plaintiffs have the burden of proof in civil cases. They must establish either negligence or negligence per se by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Simple negligence is basically a lack of ordinary care that causes injury. Essentially, the victim/plaintiff must prove that the driver made a lapse in judgement that… 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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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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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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Will A New Alimony Rule Cause Florida Divorce Rates To Spike?

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Some of the most prominent family law attorneys in the state say yes. The tax law changes on  January 1, 2019, and any divorces finalized before then will remain subject to the old law. Currently, spousal support payments are deductible for the obligor (spouse paying the support). The obligee (person receiving alimony) must report… Read More »

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What You Need To Know About Premarital Agreements

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Here in Florida, there is a strong undercurrent in family law in favor of spousal agreements, because even if the parties cannot reach a satisfactory accord on all issues, they can at least narrow the disputes that remain. That trend is particularly strong in terms of premarital agreements, largely thanks to the Uniform Premarital… Read More »

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Overturning Premarital Agreements In Florida

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Since there is a strong presumption towards enforcing spousal agreements in divorce proceedings, spousal property agreements are difficult, although not impossible, to successfully challenge. Fundamentally, challenging parties must establish that they had no meaningful choice as to whether or not to sign the document, either because the other spouse did not completely disclose all… Read More »

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Classifying And Dividing Marital Property In Florida

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Like most other states, Florida is an equitable division jurisdiction, so the judge must divide property equitably after a divorce. Although “equitably” is usually roughly the same thing as “equally,” the two terms are not synonymous. The idea behind an equitable distribution is that the marriage dissolution should not be a disproportionately unfair financial… Read More »

Key Alimony Reform Figure Returns To State Senate

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Redistricting forced GOP Senator Kelli Stargel to move from the 15th to the 22nd District, and on election night, she defeated Democrat incumbent Debra Wright. Sen. Stargell raised almost twenty times more money than Sen. Wright, and she carried both Polk and Lake Counties. The overall count was 53.5 percent for Sen. Stargell and… Read More »

Issues In Brangelina Divorce Come Into Focus

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Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie apparently had a prenuptial agreement that divides their property, but the divorcing parents may be digging in for a child custody fight. According to multiple sources, Mr. Pitt and Ms. Jolie signed a prenuptial agreement that covered between $400 million and $500 million in property, including… Read More »

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