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QDRO in Florida Divorce

QDRO in Florida What is a QDRO? Many clients have retirement assets such as a 401k, IRA and Roth IRA accounts, annuities, and other such accounts that require division between the parties.  This is accomplished through a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order).  A QDRO in Florida directs the administrator of the pension plan to give…

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Military Divorce in Florida

Military Divorce in Florida Part 1: Jurisdiction Military divorce in Florida – a divorce in Florida can be complicated but if you are a member of a branch of the military the rules can be a bit different making the process even more complicated. There are many issues unique to members of the military that…

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Marital Settlement Agreement in Florida

Marital Settlement Agreement – What Is It? Marital Settlement Agreement – you may have heard of this. Couples who are getting divorced in Florida will be required to submit to the court a document called a “Marital Settlement Agreement.” This document is the opportunity for parties to put in writing exactly what they are agreeing…

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Parenting Plans in Florida

Parenting Plans in Florida As of Oct. 1, 2008 Florida law now requires parenting plans in Florida for all couples with children who seek a divorce. Prior to that people used terms such as custody agreement or visitation schedule. Florida law has had a strong public policy about children and divorce for several decades. Shared…

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Name Change Florida – Divorce

Name Change Florida: Divorce Changing your name is a very personal decision and one that should involve serious thought and consideration.   If you are going through the divorce process and are contemplating restoring your prior or maiden name, here are some things to keep in mind for a name change Florida. Name Change Florida: What…

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Florida Alimony Reform

Florida Alimony Reform Florida alimony reform is still changing. On April 15th 2016 Florida Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed the controversial Alimony Reform Bill known as SB 668.  This is the second time Gov. Scott has vetoed this bill.  The first was back in 2013. At that time the primary reason for the veto was…

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Same-Sex Divorce in Florida

Same-Sex Divorce in Florida There may be same-sex couples living in the State of Florida who are not yet aware that the courts are now recognizing same-sex marriage and same-sex divorce in Florida.   The courts in Florida have ruled in direct conflict with Florida Statutes which have not yet been changed. What do the Florida…

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Legal Separation in Florida

Legal Separation in Florida: Can It Be Done? We have many clients tell me they are not quite sure they are ready for a divorce but want to know about a Legal Separation in Florida instead.  The first thing you should know is that unlike most states, Legal Separation is not recognized in the State…

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Getting Divorced in Florida: Top 4 Tips

Getting Divorced in Florida: Top 4 Tips Getting divorced in Florida can be difficult, but if your divorce is uncontested is can be much easier. There is still a lot to consider, but we help with that. First, I’d like to present our top 4 tips when you are getting divorced in Florida.   1.…

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