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Recent Court Case Rejects Husband’s Adultery Claim
Recent Court Case Rejects Husband’s Adultery Claim Tue, Nov 01, 2016 In an opinion issued on September 16, 2016, the Fifth District Court of Appeal rejected a husband’s claim that he should not be required to pay alimony due to his wife’s adulterous behavior. The Appellate Court, based in Daytona Beach, Florida, reaso... Read More

The storm may have passed, but who is going to pay for the damage?
The storm may have passed, but who is going to pay for the damage? Mon, Oct 17, 2016 The greater Daytona Beach area is a beautiful place to live and that is in large part due to its numerous trees.  Although a large number of individuals were fortunate enough not to have sustained extreme property damage due to Hurricane Matthew, man... Read More

Can I still get a divorce if my soon-to-be Ex has declared bankruptcy?
Can I still get a divorce if my soon-to-be Ex has declared bankruptcy? Thu, Oct 13, 2016 Most people know if a party opposite you in litigation files for bankruptcy it would normally mean the litigation needs to cease at least until the bankruptcy case is over and possibly forever. A divorce proceeding creates some special exceptions to ... Read More

Supportive Relationships in Florida and Effect on Alimony
Supportive Relationships in Florida and Effect on Alimony Wed, Oct 12, 2016 The family law courts in our state over the last several years have been seeing a larger number of what is called 'Supportive Relationship' cases. When a spouse in a divorce case is awarded spousal support or alimony, the payment award is usually ter... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Retirement Accounts in Florida Divorce Cases
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Retirement Accounts in Florida Divorce Cases Tue, Aug 16, 2016 1. Is my retirement account a marital asset? Answer: Any contributions to a retirement account during marriage together with the increased value of those contributions due to market gains are considered a marital asset. The fact that the account is j... Read More

Florida Divorce Procedure
Florida Divorce Procedure Tue, Aug 09, 2016 In Florida, the legal term for a divorce is “dissolution of marriage.” The two simple requirements to dissolve a marriage are: 1) one party must be a Florida resident for more than six months prior to filing and 2) one party must allege under oath th... Read More

What rights does a creditor have in a bankruptcy case?
What rights does a creditor have in a bankruptcy case? Mon, Jul 25, 2016 Bankruptcy is a process by which consumers or businesses can eliminate or repay some or all of their debts under the protection of the federal bankruptcy court. If you’ve received a notice from a bankruptcy court that a person or business that owes y... Read More

Debt Which Husband Obtained by Forging Wife’s Name was Declared His Non-Marital Debt
Debt Which Husband Obtained by Forging Wife’s Name was Declared His Non-Marital Debt Wed, Jul 06, 2016 The husband in a Florida divorce action versus Brevard County forged his wife’s name on a home equity line of credit (HELOC) to cover his obligation to invest $100,000.00 in a start up bank, where he sat on the board of directors. The wife later lear... Read More

Florida Court Rules Only One Parent Needs to Consent to Surgery on Child
Florida Court Rules Only One Parent Needs to Consent to Surgery on Child Fri, May 27, 2016 In what appears to be a case of first impression, a Florida Appellate Court recently ruled that state law only requires one parent to sign off on surgery for a child. The divorcing parents were separated and had equal custody rights to their children... Read More

In What County Will My Lawsuit Be Filed?
In What County Will My Lawsuit Be Filed? Mon, Mar 14, 2016 When someone believes they have been harmed they often turn to the judicial system for a remedy. But what happens if the potential defendant lives in another location? Although a person's first inclination may be to seek out the help of an attorney i... Read More

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