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Damages caused by someone else’s negligence are more rampant than you think. Knowing the basics of the Personal injury law in Florida can go a long way. Such personal injuries can disrupt your daily life and cause severe emotional distress, which is why you’re afforded the remedy of filing a lawsuit as the victim. Not…

Florida prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Entering into a marriage is a life-changing event that each party hopes will last forever. However, divorce occurs more frequently than couples would like, making a prenuptial agreement necessary. For instance, the American Psychological Association reports that forty to fifty percent of first-time marriages end in divorce. Further, the divorce rate is even higher for…

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Under Florida annulment law, once people are legally married, it can only be terminated by death or court order. Once a marriage is void, the court can terminate the marriage by issuing either a dissolution of marriage (divorce) or annulment. In a divorce, the court dissolves/ends the relationship. See Florida divorce law 61.052. In contrast,…

House and Scales of Justice

Bankruptcy is a powerful tool that can clear debt or prevent a foreclosure. Buying a home is an important rite of passage for many Americans. Declaring bankruptcy does not automatically prevent you from buying a home. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 are the most common types of bankruptcy filed in America. Both types of cases…

Alimony in Florida

Alimony is financial support provided to an ex-spouse to help maintain the standard of living maintained during the marriage. There are many different types of alimony in Florida, which vary in amount, form, and duration. The amount and duration of alimony in Florida are determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are seeking alimony in…

Florida child support laws

Child support is a court-ordered obligation of the financial responsibilities for a child’s care, maintenance, training, and education. See Florida child support law 39.01. It is the responsibility of every parent, regardless of whether the two parents are married, divorced, or single. Under the state’s child support law, parents cannot waive child support payment obligations. See Finn…

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Florida is commonly referred to as a no-fault divorce state. Therefore, you don’t need to prove adultery or reasons for a divorce. See Florida divorce law 61.052. All Florida law requires is there be irreconcilable differences that leave a marriage irretrievably broken to obtain a divorce. See Ryan v. Ryan Generally, the requirements to file for divorce…

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If you struggle to keep up with your debt, filing for bankruptcy in Florida may be the solution. Bankruptcy allows borrowers to stop all collection efforts and get a fresh start immediately. Phone calls, wage garnishments, foreclosure sales, and collection notices must stop immediately after filing bankruptcy. Bankruptcy also provides a discharge of debt to give…

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Domestic violence in Florida should not go unreported. If you are the victim of domestic violence, it is important first to get yourself safe. Immediately call 9-1-1, your local domestic violence hotline, or Florida Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-500-1119.  Once you are safe, it is important to consult an experienced domestic violence attorney as soon…

Florida child custody laws

In a Florida divorce or child custody case, the judge will consider the children’s best interests when deciding how time-sharing will be allocated amongst the parents. See Florida Statute 61.13. Florida custody law does not give any preference to mothers or fathers when deciding child custody matters. Instead, the custody arrangement will depend on the specific facts…