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Negotiating Child Custody This Summer

For most people, summer vacation is the perfect time to sit back and relax, whether you’re headed out of town or to the local pool. However, for divorced couples, summer months often mean ...
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What to Do Before Telling Your Spouse You're Filing for Divorce

If you have come to the decision to end your marriage, you need to start planning your divorce right now, before you even let your spouse know that it’s over. If you just rush up to your spouse ...
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What Are the Divorce Rates among Medical Professionals?

It is no secret, medical professionals have a tough job. In fact, many people may assume that between the long hours and the high-pressure environment, the divorce rate among medical practitioners ...
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Who Gets to Keep the Family Pet During Divorce?

During the average divorce in Florida, equitable distribution rules are used when dividing up property between spouses. When it comes to child custody, the courts always want to rule in favor of ...
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What Business Owners Need to Know When Filing for Divorce

Out of everything you own, your business is probably your top priority, and for good reason. It provides your income, gives you a real avenue to achieve your life’s goals, lets you exercise your ...
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Financial Tips to Remember When Filing for Divorce

While many people focus on the emotional turmoil that can come with divorce, a divorce can be equally damaging to a person’s finances. In certain cases, divorce has been known to completely wipe ...
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Why are More Couples Over 50 Choosing to Get a Grey Divorce?

According to the results of a study conducted by sociologists at Bowling Green State University, the notion that couples over 50 must be destined to stay together forever is simply an ideal, not a ...
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Attorney Real Featured in Tampa Channel 10 News Segment

Attorney Catherine W. Real was recently featured in a Tampa Channel 10 News segment regarding a pending bill that could bring big changes to the way alimony and child custody are determined for ...
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Why Should I Pursue A Collaborative Divorce?

If you and your spouse should ever decide that it is best to end your marriage, it is highly advisable that you consider pursuing a collaborative divorce. A collaborative divorce involves you working ...
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How Do Judges Decide Divorce Cases?

Divorce can often seem like a one-sided game of tug-of-war with some of the highest stakes the average person will ever encounter. Homes, pensions, child custody agreements, and more are all on the ...
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How Domestic Violence Impacts Divorce & Child Custody Cases

Domestic violence involves the abuse of one partner against the other in a marriage or other intimate relationship. Not only does this include physical attacks, such as sexual assault, shoving, ...
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Florida Alimony FAQ

At first glance, alimony can be a highly confusing topic. When considering all of the legal speak and rules that are associated with determining who pays what and how much is to be paid, this aspect ...
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Permanent Alimony in Florida

Are you going through a divorce in Florida State? Do you make considerably more money than your spouse? Is it possible that your spouse actually has no employment and thus zero income of their own? If ...
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Protecting Your Assets During a Divorce

Whether officials and society want to admit it or not, there is often an unfair bias against men during a divorce. The unspoken, underlying assumption is that the man has done something wrong, or that ...
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Internet Infidelity and the Ashley Madison Scandal

As the recent Ashley Madison hack took the journalism world by storm, many have taken a closer look at the concept of cheating and how it should be defined. Infidelity has expanded from having sex ...
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Family Law Changes Possibly On the Way After Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

At the forefront of the United States Supreme Court’s June 2015 ruling on the Obergefell v. Hodges case is the newfound right to marriage for same-sex couples, regardless of what state they ...
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How Will Property Division Be Settled In My Divorce?

Figuring out how your property should be divided during your divorce is likely going to be the most difficult step that is faced with the greatest opposition from your spouse. No one wants to lose ...
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Infidelity Within a Divorce Case

Marriage failures can come in all different shapes and sizes. In most cases, divorcing couples feel that they are no longer compatible. In some cases, however, the marriage falls apart because of one ...
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What Happens If You Don't Pay Child Support?

After a divorce, if you were the primary breadwinner, you’re probably going to get slapped with having to pay child support. Most of the time, you’re going to be making monthly payments ...
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Divorce Attorneys: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Part 1 of 3)

THE GOOD DIVORCE ATTORNEY If you were diagnosed with cancer, you would want to select the best doctor available in hopes that your life could be saved. But what do any of us know about how to select ...
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Is It Possible to Avoid Handling My Divorce in Court?

When a married couple is unable to agree on the terms of a divorce settlement through amiable negotiations or mediation, their divorce will have to be handled in court. The problem with this is that ...
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What Type of Alimony Could I Be Eligible to Receive?

If you are planning on filing for divorce, you may be wondering about alimony and what type of alimony you could be eligible to receive. There are three different types of alimony which can be awarded ...
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What If My Ex-Spouse Won't Pay Child Support?

According to state child support laws, both parents have a legal and financial obligation to support their children. If your ex-spouse is refusing to pay child support, you may be wondering how to ...
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Number of Stay-at-Home Mothers is on the Rise

For the last three decades, there has been a long-term decline in the number of stay-at home mothers. Yet that trend seems to be experiencing a reversal. In 2012, there were roughly 10.4 million ...
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