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August 2015 Archives

Is there anything I can't add to the prenup?

We have talked a lot about the benefits of having a prenuptial agreement written up when two people in Florida plan to marry. It can be extremely helpful in case the marriage breaks down. It basically allows you and your spouse to outline how you want your property to be distributed instead of having a court decide for you.

Judge's ruling in Shelton-Lambert divorce under fire

Last month we told you about the news that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert issued a statement saying that they were divorcing. This news definitely shocked many people, especially fans of country music. The two were married for four years.

There's No Doubt: Stefani and Rossdale call it quits

There have been quite a few notable celebrity divorce announcements this year, including Reba McEntire and her husband, Jennifer Garner and husband Ben Affleck, as well as Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Now, another well-known couple has put out a statement saying they are calling it quits.

Child support payment enforcement: more tools discussed

In our last post we discussed a variety of tools that the state can use in order to collect child support payments from noncustodial parents. Besides the ones listed in that post, the state has quite a few other tricks up its sleeve that can help enforce a child support order.

Child support payment enforcement: what tools does the state use?

Some of our readers may wonder what the state of Florida does to enforce child support payments. Child support payments come from the noncustodial parent, which is the parent with whom the child is not living but still has a legal responsibility to financially support the child.

Will Ashley Madison hack have an effect on divorce cases?

Readers of our blog may have heard of the website Ashley Madison, which has the slogan "Life is short. Have an affair." Lots of men and women visit the site yearly in order to find romance outside of their marriage. Recently, it was reported that hackers were able to obtain information from the site, such as names of members, their sexual preferences and even their credit card information. If this information is made public, it could have an effect on the number of divorces across the country.

What does a court consider when distributing assets?

When it comes to splitting assets during divorce, Florida uses the equitable distribution method, meaning that the court will divide property in a fair (but not necessarily equal) way. Some might wonder how a court comes to such a decision. There are many things that the court takes into consideration.

Avoid these common divorce mistakes (PART 2)

In our last post we started discussing common mistakes that individuals make when it comes to divorce. When it comes to the legal side of things, a divorce lawyer says that it's important to not take legal advice from just anyone. While many people mean well, an attorney is going to be your best bet for sound legal advice.

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