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Annulment

Requirements for an Annulment in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

For some people, such as those who are very religious or those who do not want a divorce on their relationship track record, annulment is an attractive option when it comes to ending their unions. Unlike some states in which annulment is not an option, Florida does recognize annulment as a means for ending… Read More »

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Financial Disclosure in a Florida Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Like most other states, Florida requires the parties of a divorce to complete a Family Law Financial Affidavit. This form is designed to make the divorce process—or, the property division aspect of it—as smooth and transparent as possible. This form ensures that both parties are aware of all debts and assets that exist. Those… Read More »

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Your Rights When Your Child’s Other Parent Denies Timesharing with the Child

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Parenting as a team is not easy, but parenting on opposite teams is much more difficult. It is not uncommon for married couples to disagree about everything from punishment styles to what the child is and is not allowed to wear to school, but while those arguments typically end in compromise, split parents typically… Read More »

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Protecting Your Inheritance in a Florida Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

For many people, an inheritance from a deceased loved one is more about the sentimental value than the actual monetary value. For this reason, when divorce is imminent, many people want to ensure that their inheritance stays with them. While that should be as simple as showing proof that Grandma Judy passed down her… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution Does Not Always Mean 50/50

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Most states except for Texas, California, Arizona, Idaho, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Washington are equitable distribution states. When most people hear this, they assume that marital property is divided 50/50. That is not the case. Actually, it is in community property states that marital assets are divided 50/50. In equitable distribution states,… Read More »

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When Divorce Mediation May Be Necessary AFTER Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Following a successful divorce mediation, it is rare for couples to require mediation post-divorce. That said, it is not unheard of. Sometimes, major changes may necessitate the need for professional intervention. Some of those changes might be centered around loss of income, change in income, one spouse’s relocation, an illness, or even a new… Read More »

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3 Ways to Make a Prenuptial Agreement Work for You

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Many couples view prenuptial agreements as outlines for divorce, a view that deters them from drafting one. However, while it is true that a prenuptial can serve as a guide for what to do in the event of divorce, it can also help to establish expectations for a healthy marriage. In the event that… Read More »

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Understanding Your Future Florida Spousal Support Obligations

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida has some of the most convoluted alimony laws in the country, and it holds the honor of being one of the last states to still enforce permanent alimony. Unfortunately, there is no set way that the Florida courts use to calculate alimony, and while your neighbor may have gotten off lightly with no… Read More »

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Can I Legally Adopt My Spouse’s Children?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Nowadays many children have stepparents in their lives who they are as close to, if not closer to, as their biological parents. These stepparents often view their spouse’s biological children as their own and wish to legally formalize this parent-child relationship by adopting their stepchildren. Here in Florida stepparent adoption can be accomplished by… Read More »

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Is it More Beneficial to Get Divorced in One State Versus Another?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Many people mistakenly believe that if they want to get divorced they are required to do so in the state where they got married. If you’re considering filing for divorce it is important to realize that this is not the case and that most people file for divorce in the county where they currently… Read More »

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