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3 Things to Remember When Going Through a Divorce

Prepare for change.   Your life and lifestyle will change. There are only a few cases where the couple has enough financial resources to maintain the marital lifestyle once they live in two separate households. You may be required to cut back on your spending, sell the house, or not take that annual vacation to… Read more »

Divorce: Do You Need A Forensic Accountant?

A forensic accountant is not required in every divorce. A forensic accountant is typically only necessary in cases where there are complex asset portfolios and high net worth. A forensic accountant can help with your high net worth divorce in many ways. For example, a forensic accountant can investigate if funds are being dissipated, hidden… Read more »

4 Tips to Prepare for Your Initial Divorce Consultation

Are you going through a divorce and have an upcoming divorce consultation? Chances are you may be nervous about meeting with your divorce lawyer. You may never had to hire a lawyer before and you don’t know what to expect. Here are 4 tips to help you prepare for your initial divorce consultation. Provide Any… Read more »

4 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Divorce

Divorce is stressful and filled with emotions, so sometimes you’re not always thinking clearly. Grab a pen and paper and write down this list of 4 mistakes you should avoid making in your divorce: Walking Away with Less Than You Should Unfortunately, this happens a lot. You may get tired of dealing with your spouse… Read more »

Enhanced Value Claims: Don’t Leave Money on the Table in Your Divorce

Did you know that you could have an enhanced value claim to the premarital assets of your spouse? Generally, assets obtained by either party prior to the marriage is the non-marital property of that spouse. However, you may have an enhanced value claim to the increased value of a premarital asset that accumulated during the… Read more »

Mandatory Disclosure in Your Divorce

Mandatory Disclosure Mandatory disclosure is the exchange of certain financial information between the parties to an initial or supplemental divorce proceeding involving financial relief. Mandatory Disclosure is governed by Florida Family Law Rule 12.285, which contains a list of the required documents. This list includes, for example, tax returns, account statements, and deeds to real… Read more »

Social Media & Divorce: To Post or Not to Post?

Most people today use at least one social media platform, whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat. Some people post more frequently than others (we all have that one friend…). But posting about your divorce on social media is never a good idea. This doesn’t mean you can’t post at all on social media…. Read more »

Thinking about Divorce? 5 Tips to Plan Your Exit Strategy

Are you thinking about divorce? You don’t know where to start? Don’t rush to the nearest divorce lawyer and file for divorce. You do not want to make a rushed decision based on fear and anxiety. Divorce is a big deal and requires careful planning and preparation. Here are 5 tips to help you plan… Read more »

Limitations on Attorney’s Fees in Post-Divorce Enforcement Proceedings

Hot off the press! The First District Court of Appeal issued an opinion today in Kotzlarz v. Kotzlarz, No 1D18-4818, a post-divorce enforcement case out of Escambia County, Florida. The issue before the 1st DCA was whether the trial court could award attorney’s fees and costs to a former spouse under Chapter 61, Florida Statutes,… Read more »

How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce can be overwhelming. That includes choosing the right divorce lawyer for your case. Choosing the right divorce lawyer is important and requires careful thought and consideration. Here are some things to consider when choosing your divorce lawyer: 1. Ask Friends and Family Ask your friends and family who have gone through a divorce. Find… Read more »

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