Does Cheating Matter in a Florida Divorce?
Florida is a no fault divorce state, meaning that either party can file for divorce without providing a reason other than they don’t want to be married anymore. The marriage just has to be “irretrievably broken,” and this relieves the court from having to decide who is at fault in the divorce. Although divorces are […]
How is Property Split in a Florida Divorce?
In Florida, the law says that all property must be divided equally and fairly between a divorcing couple. Couples who can’t divide help on their own may get help from an attorney to negotiate a settlement. Sometimes when a division can not be agreed upon the issue will be resolved by a judge in court. […]
Consequences of Hiding Assets in a Divorce
If you are going through a divorce, you may be tempted to obscure some of your assets from the divorce proceedings. But we are here to say that getting caught hiding assets in a divorce proceeding can have drastic effects on the outcome of your case. It is legally required for all divorcing couples to […]
Role of Communication Records in Divorce Case
Going through a divorce can be a tough and emotional journey. Outside the emotional toll that it can take on your family, the court proceedings can be exhaustive and draining. You will need to provide ample paperwork concerning your income, shared assets, children and more. One of the things that your attorney may ask you […]
What Happens to my Retirement In a Divorce?
If you are facing the unfortunate situation of divorce, amidst all of the tough decisions being made, you might be wondering how your assets will be divided. While you may already know that in the state of Florida assets are divided equally in most divorce cases, what most don’t know is whether or not retirement […]
Prenuptial Agreements are Not a Sign of an Impending Divorce
Years ago, the idea of a prenuptial agreement was only for the exceedingly wealthy looking to protect their fortunes. But in today’s world, prenuptial agreements are a sign of mutual trust and respect for every couple, regardless of their financial situation. A prenuptial agreement is simply a contract between spouses written before marriage that lays […]
Postnuptial Agreements Gaining in Popularity
Prenuptial agreements can be very useful for the couples who have them. In the event of a divorce, a carefully worded, thorough prenup can streamline the entire divorce process, can change the allocation of assets in a divorce, and insures that certain possessions or funds are protected. But not every couple’s situation requires a prenuptial […]
Who Still Finds Prenuptial Agreements Taboo?
Marrying couples are long overdue for removing the stigma associated with prenuptial agreements. When will we stop regarding this critical legal aspect of marriage as merely ‘taboo’ and start recognizing it for what it really is – an intelligent arrangement between responsible adults. We learn pretty early on in life that not everything is a […]
Court Voids Prenup
A prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a prenup, is a contract a couple enters into prior to marriage that contains provisions for division of property, spousal support, forfeiture of assets and other conditions as well should the couple divorce. One New York woman, Elizabeth Petrakis, signed a prenup days before marrying millionaire Peter Petrakis. […]
Florida Prenuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into prior to marriage by a couple who are planning to marry. The usual content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of the breakup of the marriage. The contract can also contain terms […]