Recent Blog Posts
As attorneys who counsel countless clients in divorce and family law here in Florida, we regularly speak with a number of clients who are interested in prenuptial agreements (prenup”), especially now that couples are often getting married later in life when they have each acquired assets in some cases. However, not enough people understand… Read More »
Can A Prenuptial Agreement Override The Requirements Of Laws Such As the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)?
Prenuptial agreements are an important part of providing security for a number of individuals and couples contemplating marriage, especially if there are children from previous families and concerns property division expectations, for example. However, it is important to note that prenuptial agreements must also be in accordance with what the law dictates; for example,… Read More »
While the law around child custody (or “timesharing” in Florida) has changed significantly over the years to reflect a growing belief that a child benefits equally from spending time with both parents (specifically, that it is public policy for a child to have “frequent and continuing contact with both parents”), that does not mean… Read More »
As attorneys who help countless families get through divorce here in Florida each year, we frequently discuss concerns that clients have about getting through the holidays, in particular, during and after divorce. One of the main concerns we specifically hear about from parents is what to do about old family traditions, and whether they… Read More »
Can U.S. Citizens Remove Their Young Children from Other Countries Where Domestic Violence Is Alleged?
A case that the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear later in December could prove to be an important one in terms of fathers’ rights and domestic violence as it pertains to international child custody and relocation cases. The case involves determining an infant’s “habitual residence” under The Hague Convention on the Civil… Read More »
As attorneys who practice in divorce and family law here in Orlando, Winter Park, and surrounding areas of Florida, we frequently counsel clients on all of the many issues that affect actions you need to take and considerations you should have going into and through divorce—alimony, child support and custody, timesharing, property division, etc…. Read More »
As attorneys who practice family law here in Florida, counseling clients on what to do with their home during the divorce is one of the most important conversations we have when it comes to property division-related discussions. This not only involves questions of whether or not a couple should sell the home, or should… Read More »
As attorneys dedicated to helping individuals successfully work through divorce, one common question that we receive is how to ensure that any financial fallout is minimized, especially for couples obtaining a divorce later in life–i.e. after the age of 50–when they have usually accumulated significant retirement assets. Below, we discuss several tips to consider… Read More »
Are Some Couples Really Getting Divorced Just to Take Advantage of Certain Tax Benefits & Other Programs?
A recent CNBC article addresses an important issue that has emerged today, and that is the consideration that a number of couples are considering getting a divorce simply in order to get by financially. This is known as a “strategic divorce,” and sometimes this is done because a couple feels like they are suffering… Read More »
For a number of Americans, retirement plan assets are a significant part of their financial future. This means that, in the event of a divorce, figuring out how to split up these plans in the form of property division can present a challenge. Most states–including Florida–treat retirement plans as marital property. Therefore, unless there… Read More »