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Few events in life are as painful as a divorce. Selecting an Orlando divorce lawyer should not be painful or difficult. You want an experienced lawyer on your side that will negotiate fairly, fight when appropriate, and know which circumstances demand which approach.

Dividing Debt in Divorce in Florida – Who Gets Left Holding the Bills?

February 4, 2014 by

If you are considering divorce, you need to prepare for dividing marital debt. Since most couples owe a good deal of money to creditors, a real concern becomes how to pay off debts and who pays what.

Debt acquired by either spouse during the marriage is usually considered “marital debt.” ...

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Orlando Alimony Attorney on the Possibility of Alimony Law Reform in 2014

February 4, 2014 by

The rules of alimony (spousal support) in Florida have recently been under scrutiny. In the spring of 2013 an “alimony reform bill” that passed in both houses was ultimately vetoed by Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Florida alimony reform is a hot-button issue, and as an Orlando alimony attorney I have ...

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Your Orlando Divorce and Social Security

February 4, 2014 by

Can you collect on your ex’s retirement benefits?

If a couple divorces in Florida, is a spouse entitled to their ex-spouse’s Social Security retirement benefits? Depending on certain restrictions – the answer is often Yes.

Social Security retirement funds are the main source of income for many of Orlando’s unmarried ...

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Child Support Attorney Reveals 5 Facts Unwed Fathers Should Know

February 4, 2014 by

As difficult as parenting issues can be for a divorcing couple, the issues can become even more tangled if the parents were never married. This may be especially true for unwed fathers. Many wrong assumptions can keep unwed dads from understanding their parental responsibilities and fully taking advantage of their ...

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Florida’s New Child Abuse Reporting Law

May 4, 2012 by

The fall-out from the child abuse scandals that occurred at several of the United States’ higher education institutions that caught the attention of many of us has resulted in a new law being passed by Florida Governor Rick Scott last Friday. The new law takes effect on October ...

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The Pitfalls Of Fault Based Divorce – UK Style

April 20, 2012 by

Fault based divorce, divorce requiring the misdeeds of one of the spouses of a marriage to be established to allow divorce, is a concept that most of the states in the United States have moved away from since the inception of “no-fault” divorce during the 1960’s in California. A recent ...

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