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Equitable Distribution – Appreciation of Non-Marital Assets

Frack me! I Should Have Gotten a Prenup…

equitable distributionUndoubtedly those words have been muttered behind many a closed door throughout Harold Hamm’s divorce proceedings; especially when it comes to the issue of equitable distribution. More Clampett than Rockefeller, Mr. Hamm is truly a product of the American dream.

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Estate Planning and Divorce – The Beneficiary Designation

Don’t Neglect Estate Planning Needs When Facing Divorce

estate planning palm beachAs a divorce attorney I am constantly confronted by people seeking answers to some of the great mysteries of life.  For instance, if you give a kid pop rocks and coke will their head explode? Or, if you swallow a watermelon seed will you grow a watermelon in your stomach?

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Division of Marital Property – Divorce Tax Questions

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Addressing Your Divorce Tax Questions

Word association… ready go! Bowie. The Stones. That inept, yet undeniably charming, smoosh from ‘My Father, the hero’. If you guessed rock stars and a random pseudo-celebrity that are considered tax exiles, you can now have the honor of advertising yourself as an amazing addition to any BW-3s trivia team.

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Division of Marital Property – QDRO

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QDRO Florida Divorce Lesson

In life we are all faced with things that make you go hmmm. Much like this season’s Atlanta Falcons and Kimye’s decision to name their baby North (I mean, really?); when the term QDRO gets brought up in the context of the division of marital property,

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Equitable Distribution – Retirement Accounts

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Florida Is An Equitable Distribution State

It’s no surprise that most individuals facing divorce in Florida are pretty clueless when it comes to the law. The sheer magnitude of the factors involved are far too complex for the average lay person to grasp, and until you’re forced to deal with your marriage ending;

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Sale of Marital Home in Divorce and Credits

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When charged with the task of fashioning an equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities for a divorce in Florida, state statute requires that a wide variety of factors be considered.

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Dealing with Bankruptcy and Divorce

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The Unfortunate One Two Punch of Bankruptcy and Divorce

It’s not uncommon for people facing divorce to remove the rose colored glasses and see their former dream girl or prince charming for who they really are. Unfortunately for some, this clarity lends itself to the discovery of a caliber of character somewhere between a used car salesman and the devil incarnate.  

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Marital Home – Partition to Force the Sale of the Property

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What Happens to the Marital Home During Divorce

In previous posts discussing the marital home, we touched on the current trend of its classification as a liability rather than an asset; as well as exploring the option of exclusive use and possession in situations where minor children are involved.

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Marital Property in Florida – Who Gets the House?

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How Can You Divide Marital Property If It’s in Both of Your Names?

Congratulations, you’ve reached a settlement! You did it! The finish line has been crossed and, much to your surprise, both you and your ex are still standing (in spite of that voo doo doll you picked up on Calle Ocho,

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Commingling – Marital and Nonmarital Assets

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Commingling… Say Whattt?!

Scene One: Potential Client Smith enters Divorce Lawyer’s office. Client’s body language shows high level of confidence, a certain “swagger” if you will. Cut to Interior of Conference Room-  Lawyer: “What brings you to my office today Mr. Smith?” Client: “I need a divorce.

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Who Gets The House – Division of Marital Property

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Marital Property in Florida

The decision has been made. You’ve read the books your Pastor/Rabbi recommended. You’ve spent hours in a sweat lodge in Costa Rica meditating on it. You’ve spoken to your parents, your best friend and the guy that cuts your hair about it to the point where you’re sure one more “heart to heart”

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Adultery, Divorce, Now What?

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Adultery in Florida

Whoever said marriage was easy obviously never thought their spouse could be committing adultery. Maybe it’s all his late nights at the office since that Carmen Electra circa 2001 lookalike started as his intern (not real sure when tube tops became acceptable office attire?!) or that you have a sneaking suspicion her suddenly renouncing cheeseburgers in favor of a “clean diet”

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Marital Assets and Financial Mismanagement

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When Marital Assets Becomes a Buzzword

Okay, we all get it. The economy sucks. For many, this translates to a perpetual aversion for the stock market and slashing luxuries once taken for granted (i.e. at home manicures and discounted tee times). For those facing divorce,

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Marital Property in Florida Divorce

When It Comes to Marital Property, the Marital Home is Biggest Concern

While the marital home used to be the most substantial asset to distribute in any marital property division, now it is oftentimes the largest liability. Although the economy is seemingly rebounding, everyone still knows someone facing foreclosure.

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