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High Net Worth Divorces and the Benefits of Settling Outside of Court

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

While a family law judge must approve all divorce settlements in Florida, the divorcing couple may determine the terms contained in these settlements if they choose to negotiate the terms of their divorce outside of court. Choosing to settle your differences outside of court can be hugely beneficial to all parties involved, especially if… Read More »

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FAQs About Child Support Orders in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Here in Florida all parents, whether married or not, have a legal obligation to provide for their children. How much a parent is legally required to contribute is determined based on our state’s “Income Shares Model”, which estimates the financial needs of the child and then divides this amount between the parents based on… Read More »

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Adultery and its Impact on Divorce Settlements in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Decades ago, many courts would only grant a divorce if one spouse was at fault for splitting up the marriage. For example, if Spouse A had an extra-marital affair and consequently Spouse B filed for divorce, then the court would generally be willing to grant the couple a divorce based on the grounds of… Read More »

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Hiding Assets During a Florida Divorce: The Consequences

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Here at the Law Offices of David. L. Hirschberg, P.A. our experienced divorce lawyer has a history of representing high net worth clients and is all too well aware of the fact that wealthy spouses frequently attempt to hide assets from their partner when getting divorced. To be clear, hiding assets during a divorce… Read More »

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Spousal Support Modifications in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Spousal support (also commonly referred to as “alimony” or “spousal maintenance”) is often awarded by family law judges in Florida as part of divorce settlement orders when one spouse is left in need of financial support upon getting divorced while the other spouse is enjoying substantially more income. When determining whether or not to… Read More »

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Does Florida Recognize Common Law Marriages?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

A common law marriage is a legally recognized marriage that can arise in some states when two people cohabitate and hold themselves out as spouses despite the fact that they did not obtain a marriage license and participate in a marriage ceremony. Legally speaking, a common law marriage functions much like a regular marriage…. Read More »

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When Can Child Support Be Modified in Florida?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

If you and your ex-spouse or ex-partner have a child in common, then you already know that courts are compelled to establish the child support obligations of each parent. Child support obligations are ordered not as a punishment against one parent but in order to provide the child (as much as possible) with financial… Read More »

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Your Ex-Spouse “Kidnaps” Your Child – Now What?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Custody disputes are some of the most emotionally-charged and mentally- and physically-draining contests that can erupt in any Florida family law case. When a child’s parents compete for as much time as possible with the child, the parents can engage in behaviors that are harmful to the child – and potentially illegal. What is… Read More »

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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Florida?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

You may be surprised to hear that, under certain very limited circumstances, grandparents do have visitation rights in Florida.  However, it is important to note that visitation rights are only granted to grandparents in Florida under a very narrow set of circumstances. This article provides a brief overview of how grandparent visitation rights are… Read More »

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How to Fight a Prenup in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Under Florida law, prenuptial agreements (commonly referred to simply as “prenups”) function as a legal tool that can help engaged couples protect their financial futures by securing their assets in the event of a divorce. However, only valid prenups are enforceable. Therefore, in order to successfully fight a prenup in Florida you must be… Read More »

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