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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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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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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

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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 »

All Quiet On The Western Front

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Advocates are apparently still licking their wounds after Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed a second spousal support reform bill in April 2016. According to a recent survey, most Floridians support alimony reform, so it will probably happen eventually. Other states, including Illinois, New Jersey, and South Carolina, have significantly re-tooled their alimony laws in… Read More »

Love And Baseball And Divorce And Money

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As the pennant races come into sharper focus, and the Marlins appear to be in contention for at least a wild card playoff spot, it is a good time to reflect back on the time that family law and baseball came together in Southern California. When Frank and Jamie McCourt bought the Los Angeles… Read More »

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