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How To Deal With Father’s Day Post Divorce

You did it. You finally received a final judgment of dissolution of marriage, restoring you to single status. The moment you had been waiting for while going through such a painful process has finally arrived. Game over. Right? Except that now Father’s Day is coming up and you’re wondering how this first father-centric holiday post…
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How Do Emergency Motions Work?

We’ve all seen the Lifetime movies: a divorced mom’s suburban life is turned upside down when she realizes her ex spouse has taken their child to another country without her consent. Chaos and heartbreak ensues as she tries to get her kid back. If you’re a parent, you can imagine the anguish of a situation…
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Would Moving Out Constitute Abandonment of the Marital Home?

Are you thinking about getting a divorce? Are you worried that if you move out, the Court will conclude that you abandoned the home? That’s a common question that’s often raised in dissolution of marriage cases. Rest assured, just because you relocate does not establish that you’ve abandoned your home. In fact, there’s a presumption…
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Outcomes: Getting What You Want From Your Collaborative Divorce

Exploring Best, Worst, and Most Likely Outcomes When helping clients to reach a fair and equitable (and acceptable) resolution of their divorces, sometimes it is important for them to understand their best, worst, and most likely outcomes in court. This way they can make informed decisions regarding their divorce. BATNA is the Best Alternative to a…
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The Supreme Court of Florida Adopts Collaborative Divorce Rules

What comes to mind when you think about divorce? A sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Images of screaming spouses. How do we tell the kids? Who will keep the house? What will happen to my retirement account? How did we get to this point? Those unpleasant images are commonly associated with dissolution…
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Why Hiding Assets is Never a Good Idea

Imagine for a moment that you’re seriously considering divorce. You suddenly remember you have a substantial bonus coming up at work. You’re already angry and resentful after years of accumulated frustrations with your spouse. You know the divorce itself can be expensive. Can you think of creative ways so that your bonus isn’t considered as…
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How to Improve Co-Parenting With a Difficult Ex

When you reach that crossroads in your marriage at which you start considering divorce as an option, doubts start creeping in. How do I tell my children? What will people think? I can’t believe this is happening. Once the final judgment of dissolution of marriage is signed by the judge, you feel you can breathe…
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How the CEO’s Divorce May Affect You

How the CEO’s Divorce May Affect You  In Florida and many other states, income earned and assets purchased during a marriage are considered marital property, subject to equitable distribution between the couple if they divorce. But what happens when those assets include shares of stock in a publicly-traded company? In the divorce of Kforce Inc.…
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The Costs of Litigation

Do you like to waste money? NO. I don’t think there’s anyone who does. It’s one thing when you spend it while doing something fun, like traveling or playing golf or falling in love with a handbag. That’s not “wasting” money. But it’s a different story when we’re talking about something painful, like the divorce…
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How a Collaborative Divorce Attorney Can Help You Get Out of the Deep End

Take a moment to watch this video. Imagine that you’re like the baby elephant caught in the fast moving waters of a ravine. That stream is your marriage: steadfastly moving in a direction that you do not intend to go, at a speed that’s capable of dragging you down with the current and causing you…
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