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Coping With Divorce – The Holiday Edition

How to Get Through A Divorce

Yes, my friends, the holiday season is upon us. Before you could utter your last ‘oh look, honey, another Elsa!’; the neighborhood grocery store was already stocking its shelves with Christmas tree cakes and reindeer shaped peeps. Trust me, I get it.  Coping with divorce can be torture and it seems by throwing the holidays in the mix;

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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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How to Avoid Divorce – Boca Raton Family Lawyer

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Tips to Avoid Divorce… Or At Least Decrease Your Chances of It

For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend isn’t just about backyard barbecues or an excuse to get blitzed in an all night flip cup marathon on a Sunday night. It also means NBA playoffs are in full swing.

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A Lawyers Advice for Divorce Financial Planning

Divorce Financial Planning: Just Do It

Even if the prospect of attaining independence following divorce seems like manna from heaven to most, one aspect of this new-found freedom is often overlooked by many scorned spouses. This oversight just so happens to present the perfect opportunity to gauge a divorce lawyers advice on financial recovery (crazy,

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Divorce and Children – Lesson from Hollywood

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Tackling Divorce and Children Ain’t Easy

If you have been exposed to social media within the last few days, ie aren’t holed up in some Tibetan monastery or currently incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, chances are you’ve heard about Gwynneyth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s recent decision to call it quits.

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Reflections of a Divorce Attorney – Valentines Day

A Divorce Attorney Talking About Valentines Day… Say Whattt?!

If your decision to read this post stemmed from the expectation that you would walk away with a better understanding of some obscure family law topic, you should know now that this ain’t that kind of party. I wanted to start with this disclaimer as I know my regular readers have had their archaic perceptions of family attorneys shattered through learning,

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Divorce Process in Florida – Electronic Evidence

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The Divorce Process and Its New Enemy

When seeking divorce help, it is obviously important to grill your family law attorney about the usual suspects. You know, the division of property in divorce, alimony payments, child support laws, blah, blah, blah. What most family law attorneys fail to mention in educating their clients is a universal truth that all of us have painstakingly come to know in the last decade.

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Divorce and Filing A Joint Tax Return

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What You Need to Know About Filing a Joint Tax Return and Florida Divorce

In this world, nothing can be certain except for death and taxes. When individuals are first confronted with the fact that their marriage is ending and are forced to seek help from a divorce attorney,

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Divorce Deposition – Protective Orders

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Deposition Objections Florida Law Allows

When jilted spouses are seeking divorce help, I often think it would be extremely beneficial for them to adopt Gandhi’s mantra ‘an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind’. Then again there could be a slight disconnect considering the guy got thrown into an arranged marriage at the ripe,

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Divorce Help – Keeping Perspective

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Divorce Statistics

When an individual seeks divorce help from a family lawyer, the likelihood of him or her needing a klonopin and a shot of Jack is higher than the probability of Johnny Football continuing to make a  mockery out of the NCAA. This is rooted in the fact that instead of viewing divorce as a business transaction,

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How Can I Get A Florida Annulment – Boca Raton Divorce Attorney

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Annulment vs Divorce

We all do things we regret and, as a divorce attorney, I’ve heard it all. But don’t kid yourself, these types of misgivings are experienced by everyone. They can range from feelings of remorse for not standing up to your boss at the office to an overwhelming sense of anxiety after using your supervisor’s castigation as an excuse to take three shots of Don Julio to the dome after work.

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What The End of DOMA Means for Same Sex Divorce

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Now That There Is Same Sex Marriage, The Next Thought Logically Turns to Same Sex Divorce

Wednesday marked an undeniably critical juncture in American history when 1996’s Defense of Marriage Act, and the denial of federal benefits to same sex couples under same, was declared unconstitutional. For many of us,

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Service of Divorce Papers

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What It Means to Be Served With Divorce Papers

The time has come. Your divorce papers have been filed, now all you have to do is effectuate service of process. If it’s true that strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle, you are considering adopting the moniker of warrior and acknowledging that you have reached personal enlightenment.

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Filing for Divorce in Florida

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Divorce in Florida

Your car stereo is blasting “I will survive” as you speed back from Barnes and Noble with the latest edition of How to Divorce for Dummies in your passenger seat. Sure, your marriage hasn’t been all that you envisioned but you figured that was standard.

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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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Parenting Coordinator – Establishing a Parenting Plan

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What is a Parenting Coordinator Anyway?

Chances are, unless you are one of the lucky few who has attained enlightenment, you aren’t planning on inviting your ex over for Sunday brunch anytime soon. (Disclaimer: this does not include the laxative pancakes you’ve been thinking of whipping up).

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Military Divorce and Child Custody

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Military Divorce Process

You always had a thing for the strong, silent type and an unexplained affinity for camouflage.  That said, it was no surprise to  your friends and family when you decided to shack up with GI Joe/Jane and start popping out little soldiers of your own.

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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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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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Florida Attorneys Fees – What to Expect

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Attorneys Fees in Divorce and Family Cases

The time has finally come. Whether it be divorce, child support enforcement, paternity or child custody issues, you’re in the thick of it. Suddenly you’re questioning your every move. Your patterns of behavior have become erratic and things seem to be spiraling out of control.

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