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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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Contested vs. Uncontested Divorces in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Unfortunately, some divorces are highly contentious and are plagued with endless arguments about everything from the distribution of assets to crafting a workable parenting plan. However, many divorcing couples are able to dissolve their marriages amicably. Couples who are able to split amicably benefit in a variety of different ways, especially if they share… Read More »

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Collecting Back Child Support in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Here in Florida parents are legally obligated to financially provide for their children. When a child’s parents are not together, one parent is generally required to make periodic child support payments to the other parent. But what happens when a parent who has been ordered by a family law court in Florida to pay… Read More »

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Who Can Get Divorced in Florida?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Considering getting divorced in Florida? If so, read on to learn about the various eligibility requirements that are used to determine who can legally get divorced in Florida. Next, contact a local Boca Raton divorce attorney to review your legal options and discuss your next step. The Residency Requirement  Here in Florida we have… Read More »

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Child Custody Disputes: What You Can Do to Help Your Case

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Getting divorced can be an extremely complex and stressful experience, especially when the couple gets into a child custody battle. Unfortunately this happens a lot. Consequently, one of the first questions that separating parents often ask their divorce attorneys is, “What can I do to help win custody of my children?” This is a… Read More »

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