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July 2017 Archives

Equitable Distribution property division during a Florida divorce

When facing divorce, one of the main sources of anxiety is worrying over how the assets will be divided. One of the ways to lessen this stress would be for both parties to come to an amicable agreement on the issue. Since this is sometimes impossible, each state has its own rules on how property is divided when the marriage is over. While some states are known as Community Property states, Florida is known as an Equitable Distribution state.

Divorce and Facebook: What should people post?

Many Florida marriages end in divorce. In fact, research from the Census Bureau found that Florida had the seventh highest rate of divorce in the United States in 2015. Divorce is difficult to go through, but people should make things easier on themselves by not posting all their dirty laundry on Facebook and other social media platforms. 

Understanding a military divorce involving military benefits

For the most part, a divorce is a divorce no matter what a person's occupation is. When it is a military divorce involving military benefits, however, there are a few factors involved that do not apply in a civilian divorce. For military members in Florida and elsewhere, divorce can be a complicated process, and there are a few conditions that would determine aspects such as spousal and child support, property division, and more.

Relocation after a Florida divorce: Good and the bad consequences

In any divorce, the children involved usually want both parents to live close to each other. In cases where the parents are constantly fighting, however, that may not be the best choice for the well-being of anyone in the family. Relocation can be a good thing in such cases, but moving too far could also be detrimental. There are both good and bad consequences of moving after a divorce in Florida or any other state.

The responsibility of power of attorney

Many have heard the term, but some may not be aware of just what it means and the responsibility that comes with it. Power of attorney is given to someone so that he or she the right to make legal and or health care decisions for someone else. Although Florida, like other states, may have its own laws for creating one, the guidelines for power of attorney are basically the same throughout the country. 

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