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What Is a Prenuptial Agreement?

What Is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement (also referred to as a “premarital agreement”) is a contract that a couple signs before getting married. The contract lays out how assets and debts will be divided in the event of a divorce or death. It can also specify how alimony will be handled during a divorce. If there isn’t a prenuptial agreement in place, these

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Child Custody When Parents Live in Different States

Child Custody When Parents Live in Different States

Navigating child custody issues when you and the other parent live in different states can often be confusing and frustrating. One of the first questions that usually comes up is where to file for custody. Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), the child’s home state—which is generally where the child has lived for the previous six

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What Is Alimony?

What Is Alimony?

You’ve probably heard the term “alimony” before, but you may be unsure of exactly what it is. During divorce proceedings, the court can order one spouse to financially support the other spouse, with the idea that both spouses should continue to enjoy the same standard of living that they did during the marriage. When deciding whether to award alimony, the

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How Does Adultery Affect a Divorce?

How Does Adultery Affect a Divorce?

If you’re going through a divorce and either you or your spouse engaged in an affair, you may be wondering how adultery can affect the proceedings. Florida is a no-fault state, so the spouse who files for divorce simply has to show that the marriage is irretrievably broken—they don’t have to prove adultery or any other specific cause. However, adultery

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Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First?

Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First?

In many instances, divorcing spouses will race to file their paperwork with the court, believing that the spouse who files first will be afforded some type of advantage in the divorce proceedings. Although being the first one to file might have an emotional impact—the spouse who files first could feel like the “winner” in the divorce, and the other spouse

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How to Cope With Divorce

How to Cope With Divorce

There’s no doubt about it—divorce is one of the most difficult experiences that a person can go through. If you’re involved in a divorce, you’re probably dealing with feelings of grief, anger, confusion, and fear. It’s important to remember that these emotions are temporary, and that you’ll eventually start feeling better once you’ve had some time to heal. In the

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