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The Advantages of Settling Your Divorce Through Mediation

The Advantages of Settling Your Divorce Through Mediation

If you and your spouse have decided that it is time to get a divorce, then mediation may be the perfect answer. There are many reasons that you may want to suggest this process to your spouse, and there are many reasons to agree if they recommend the idea first. Here are some advantages of settling your divorce through mediation.   The Process The divorce mediation process is a simple one that has been used to settle disputes for eons. The two spouses will meet with...

How to Stop Your Divorce Case From Becoming a Dog Fight

How to Stop Your Divorce Case From Becoming a Dog Fight

About 64 % of all couples living in the United States have a pet. While dogs and cats are most common, horses, iguanas, hamsters, and rabbits are all standard. Many couples consider their pet to be a family member. The court system, however, may see it as dividable community property. Judges across the United States have awarded custody and visitation to couples. Others have taken the extreme measure of sending the divorcing couple to a local dog park after declaring that the person who the d...

Stopping Elder Abuse in Florida

Stopping Elder Abuse in Florida

About 10 % of the population will suffer some type of elder abuse during their lifetime. It is especially prevalent in Florida because of the large population of retirees who choose to enjoy retirement in the Sunshine State. Of those cases, only about 7 % get reported to authorities even though there is mandatory reporting by doctors and other professionals in the state. Over66 % of the abuse comes from members of a senior’s family. The mortality rate for abused seniors is about 300 % h...

Determining Alimony in a Florida Divorce

Determining Alimony in a Florida Divorce

If you have decided to leave your marriage, then you may be entitled to alimony. In Florida, you must be legally married to receive alimony because the state does not recognize common law marriages. Therefore, palimony is not an option, but you may have other legal remedies under Florida law. The only exception to this rule is that your relationship started in another state, and you moved to Florida. If you are legally married, however, you may be eligible for up to four different types of al...

Types of Special Needs Trusts

Types of Special Needs Trusts

If you are caring for a person who has special needs, then setting money aside to meet their needs is essential. At the same time, however, if you do not structure the account correctly, then you can hurt their chances of qualifying for government-funded medical care, low-cost housing, and other opportunities. There are at least three types of special needs trust funds that you may want to consider as each has its benefits. Family-type Special Needs Trusts The parents of...

Why You Need a Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney

Why You Need a Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney

If you have a family issue that needs to be handled by the courts, then you know that you need a tough and experienced lawyer by your side. Only about 6% of the lawyers in the state are board certified marital and family law attorneys. Learn why this essential extra certification may be relevant to winning your cause. What are the Advantages of Hiring a Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney? It can be challenging to find the right attorney to handle your compli...

Establishing Paternity in Florida

Establishing Paternity in Florida

There are many ways that Florida residents can determine paternity. Often, establishing it is very simple while other cases are more complicated. It is vital that you establish paternity if your child is going to get the support that they need. If you are the father, then proving that you are the parent is the first step in getting custody or visitation rights. Biological Father In many cases, there is no question about who the father is at the time of a child's birt...

Use Collaborative Law in Nasty Divorce Cases

Use Collaborative Law in Nasty Divorce Cases

If you are afraid that your divorce case may end up in court for months to come, then collaborative law may be the right procedure for you and your spouse to follow. It destroys the idea of winning by creating a process where you can both work together to end your marriage without going through hours of court proceedings. Unlike mediation, both parties agree to play by the rules that they establish, and their lawyers help move the process along. Using collaborative law can often save couples ...

Your Child Custody Rights Under the Hague Convention

Your Child Custody Rights Under the Hague Convention

The world is getting increasingly smaller. Those working for large corporations often find that they spend some time overseas representing their company, and they may fall in love and have a child. Others choose to study aboard, fall in love, get married and have a child. Then, one day they find themselves getting a divorce and the other parent has decided to flee to another country with their child. In these cases, the countries who are signers of the Hague Convention have made some powerful...

3 Types of Company Valuations

3 Types of Company Valuations

If you or your soon-to-be ex owns a company together or you have made a substantial contribution to the value of a company owned by one of you, then it is important to learn how companies are valued. In the beginning, it is not unusual for one spouse to value a company at $10 million while the other spouse may value it at only $5 million. While a spouse may be trying to hide the true company’s worth, you may both be using different valuation methods to arrive at your number. Therefore, ...


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