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Can What Is Said In Mediation Be Used Against Me?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

One of the most popular methods of resolving divorce matters in Florida is divorce mediation. This type of alternative dispute resolution method takes place outside of the courtroom, but it is not for everyone. There are times when mediation does not work out, and spouses become concerned that what was discussed or negotiated during… Read More »

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When Can Grandparents File For Visitation Or Custody Rights?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Grandparents hold a special place in the family, and the grandparent/grandchild relationship can be a special one. However, in some families, relationships can get strained, and grandparents can be cut off from their grandchildren. In certain limited situations, a grandparent in Florida may be able to file for visitation or custody rights of their… Read More »

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How to Enforce a Florida Alimony Order

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In many Florida divorce cases, the court will order one spouse to pay the other alimony during and after divorce proceedings in order to help the spouse with the lower income maintain their standard of living and assist in the transition to financial independence. However, in some cases the spouse ordered to pay support… Read More »

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The Benefits of Child Custody Mediation

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Determining child custody (in Florida, it is referred to as timesharing and parental responsibility) is often one of the most difficult and emotional decisions for parents who are getting a divorce. Each parent wants to spend as much time as possible with their child and be as involved as possible in the decisions about… Read More »

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How to Value a Business in a Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Owning a business is often one of the biggest undertakings in a person’s life, and it is also often one of the most substantial assets for a couple. If a spouse owns a business, or a business interest, and the couple decides to divorce one of the biggest questions is often what the company… Read More »

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Collaborative Paternity

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Establishing the paternity of a child is one of the best things that you can do for your child, yourself, and the other parent. Along with the establishment of a child’s biological father comes a number of legal issues, including custody, visitation, and support. One method of negotiating the issues outside of the courtroom… Read More »

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Factors that Impact the Equitable Distribution of Property

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida is one of the states that uses equitable distribution principles when dividing property between spouses. The equitable distribution of property does not mean an equal, 50/50 split of marital property, and there are factors that a court can take into consideration when determining how the assets and debts should be split between a… Read More »

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How to Minimize Conflict in a Contentious Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Despite the increase in amicable divorce resolution methods like mediation, some divorces between couples end up being contentious and full of conflict. High conflict divorce can increase stress and emotions during an already difficult time, but there are steps that you can take to minimize the conflict in your Florida divorce. At the Law… Read More »

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Factors Considered in Florida Alimony Cases

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Typically, one of the biggest issues of contention in any Florida divorce is the matter of alimony. Usually, a judge will encourage a couple filing for divorce to determine alimony on their own, but if they cannot come to an agreement on spousal support, the court will rule on the issue. Florida law provides… Read More »

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Benefits of Having a Lawyer for a Simplified Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida allows for two types of divorce petitions: regular dissolution of marriage and simplified dissolution of marriage. Only certain couples qualify for a simplified divorce, which is usually much faster and cheaper than a traditional divorce. However, even if a couple qualifies for a simplified divorce they should still consider hiring a knowledgeable attorney… Read More »

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