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What is a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In Florida, when a baby is born to a couple that is married, the husband is legally presumed to be the father of the child. Conversely, when a mother is unmarried at the time of the birth of the child, establishing paternity can be more complex. For parents that are unwilling to recognize the… Read More »

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What is a No Fault Divorce?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Unlike other states that require a reason, or grounds, for divorce, the State of Florida allows for couples to file for a no-fault divorce. But what exactly does it mean to file under no fault, and is it your only option? At the Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg in Boca Raton, our team… Read More »

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When is a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement Unenforceable?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can be a great way to establish property interests and clarify a number of issues well before a couple decides to divorce. These contracts can be entered into before or after a wedding, and unlike the stereotypes of these agreements in the media they are meant to benefit both parties… Read More »

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How is Child Support Calculated?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

While most people understand that establishing paternity or filing for divorce comes with the payment of child support, very few people in Florida understand how the amount of child support is calculated. The amount ordered by the court can seem confusing or frustrating, especially when you see other parents in similar situations paying very… Read More »

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What is a Florida Parenting Plan?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Whenever a minor child is involved in a Florida divorce, the court mandates that the parents fill out and agree to a parenting plan. But what exactly is a parenting plan, and what must be included in order to move forward with your divorce? What happens if you and your spouse cannot agree on… Read More »

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Who Gets the Dog in the Divorce?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Well over half of all families in Florida own a pet, and when a couple with a dog, cat, or other animal decides to divorce oftentimes one of the most pressing issues is who gets the pet? Some states have begun to adopt new laws regarding pet custody in a divorce, so the rules… Read More »

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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Depending on the facts of your case, divorce mediation could provide you with many benefits over traditional divorce litigation. Divorce mediation is one of the fastest growing options for couples navigating a divorce as it provides a less contentious and more amicable environment to discuss issues and finalize your split. To learn more about… Read More »

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What are the Best Interests of the Child?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Any time a divorce involves minor children, questions about what is in the best interests of the child are always raised. This is particularly important when discussing potential custody and visitation schedules for the child between parents. But what does it mean for something to be in the best interests of a child and… Read More »

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Qualifying for an Uncontested Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

For couples with significant issues to work out before signing a finalized divorce agreement in Florida, a divorce can be a lengthy and sometimes litigious process. However, for certain couples the process can be much faster by filing an uncontested divorce, also known as a simplified divorce, because the spouses agree on all issues… Read More »

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How is Alimony Terminated in Florida?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In a typical divorce, if one spouse has a need for alimony, and the other spouse has the ability to pay alimony, a spouse will likely be required to pay alimony during and after the divorce proceedings. Florida law provides for multiple types of alimony that are meant for different purposes and can last… Read More »

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