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Divorce After 50: An Epidemic? Thu, Apr 10, 2014 While the divorce rate of the entire U.S. population has remained fairly steady, the rate for the “over 50" set has risen dramatically.  In 1990, one in 10 people who got divorced was over the age of 50. In 2010, it was one in four.  A half century a... Read More

Who Gets the Engagement and Wedding Rings in the Divorce? Thu, Sep 26, 2013 The important distinction between wedding and engagement rings is that the engagement ring is considered a gift that occurs before the marriage whereas the wedding rings are viewed as gifts during the marriage.  Read More

What Assets Are Subject to Distribution in a Florida Divorce Action Thu, Aug 01, 2013 In dissolution of marriage (commonly referred to as divorce) cases in Florida, the concept of equitable distribution is utilized as opposed to community property when distributing assets and liabilities.  Equitable means fair not equal.  ... Read More

Is a Medical or Other Professional Practice a Marital Asset and, if so, How is it Valued and Distributed in a Florida Divorce? Mon, Jun 17, 2013 The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 1991 that if a husband's law practice had monetary value over and above the value of its tangible assets, separate and distinct from the reputation of the husband, then the practice had "good will," and the good w... Read More

Proposed Law Ending Permanent Alimony in Florida Vetoed Fri, May 17, 2013 Four hours before it  was to  automatically became law, Governor Rick Scott on May 1, 2013 vetoed a measure that would have ended permanent alimony in Florida.  In light of the overwhelming majorities in the House (85-31) and Senate (... Read More

“Alimony, Alimony payin’ your bills”…or maybe not Mon, Apr 01, 2013 The Florida Legislature probably didn’t have Led Zepplin’s 1969 song “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” in mind when similar bills recently advanced in both the House and Senate which would eliminate permanent al... Read More

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