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Business Partners and Divorce in Miami, Florida
Business Partners and Divorce

Husbands and wives can make excellent business partners. However, in the event of a divorce, remaining business partners could be out of the question. The divorce settlement can become tricky when a couple owns a business together. For married business partners, the best resolution will...

How Can an Accountant Help in the Divorce Process?
How Can an Accountant Help in the Divorce Process?

Many divorces start because of one problem: money. Not having enough of it or disagreeing on spending and saving habits can drive a couple apart and lead them to the realization that they are not compatible. However, money issues don’t stop during a divorce -...

The Effect of a Florida Divorce on Social Security Benefits
The Basics on the Effect of Divorce on Social Security Benefits

If you have been married for a significant length of time to someone from whom you are now divorced, there is a chance that you are still eligible for survivor’s Social Security benefits upon your ex-spouse’s death. Divorce laws in the state of Florida can...

My Spouse Lied on the Florida Family Law Financial Affidavit!
My Spouse Lied on the Florida Family Law Financial Affidavit!

For those of you who do not know, a financial affidavit is a formal document where in which you disclose financial investments, prior to a divorce proceeding. Often, this legal form is required during divorce litigation. When filling out the affidavit, you are also required...

5 Things to Know About Divorce Before Filing in Miami, Florida
5 Things to Know About Divorce Before Filing

Knowing about the divorce process before it starts will be extremely beneficial in that it can potentially expedite the occurrence of your desired outcome. The following are five things that you should know about divorce before filing: 1. You Will Need an Attorney This is not something...

Almost Divorced: Will I be Held Responsible if My Ex Defaults on a New Loan?
Almost Divorced: Will I be Held Responsible if My Ex Defaults on a New Loan?

Financial questions are some of the first to pop up when considering a separation or divorce. Usually, finances are shared during a marriage. Many couples share joint bank accounts, credit cards and investment accounts. When a separation occurs, couples often scramble to figure out how...

How will my retirement accounts be divided in my Florida divorce?
How Will My Retirement Accounts be Divided in My Divorce?

One element of divorce in the state of Florida is the process of dividing property that was accumulated by both spouses during their marriage. That includes cars, clothes, house, and the various personal property that are to be divided between the parties. Some of the...

Adultery: What Can My Florida Divorce Lawyer Do?
Adultery: What Can My Florida Divorce Lawyer Do?

As we have discussed in a prior post, adultery is technically illegal under Florida Statute §798.01.  In divorce proceedings in the  State of Florida, however, adultery typically only plays a small role in divorce proceedings as Florida is a "no-fault" state. However, while infidelity usually does not...

What is a Community Property State and Do You Live in One?
What is a Community Property State and Do You Live in One?

In approximately 9 states,  Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin (with Alaska offering couples the option to opt into the system), property ownership follows a system referred to as community property. The division of property and assets during a divorce...