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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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Types of Alimony in Florida Divorce Cases

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Given the recent changes to federal tax law, one of the biggest issues that couples must negotiate in a Florida divorce is whether one spouse will receive alimony during and after the split. Florida law provides for five different types of alimony, and one or more can be awarded to a spouse in a… Read More »

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The Difference Between Marital, Nonmarital, and Commingled Property

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida is considered an equitable distribution state for property when it comes to divorce. This means that all marital property owned by the spouses must be divided equitably, although not always equally, between the couple during the divorce. Because property division is limited only to marital property, it is critical that you understand the… Read More »

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Accounts in a Florida Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Investment accounts, such as 401(k) retirement accounts and high-yield savings accounts, can be a great place to store your money and allow it to grow. They are among the most popular ways to save for retirement. Because of this, they also happen to be the most sought after assets in a Florida divorce. If… Read More »

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When Can a Child Express Preference for Custody in Florida?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Deciding how children split their time between parents is one of the most emotionally trying aspects of a divorce. If the parents cannot decide how to split the time, the judge will make the decision for them. As children grow older, they may develop an idea of with which parent they would like to… Read More »

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The Effects of Parental Alienation On Your Child’s Wellbeing

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Parental alienation refers to the manipulation of a child by one parent to disparage the other parent in an effort to undermine or interfere with the child’s relationship with the targeted parent. Parental alienation is often a sign that the disparaging parent is unable to separate the couple’s conflict from the needs of the… Read More »

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Bankruptcy or Divorce: Which Should You File for First?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

It is no secret that one of the most common causes of divorce is financial difficulties. In fact, according to a recent poll of divorced couples, 21 percent of divorces were the result of money problems. That rate increases to nearly 25 percent for younger couples between the ages of 25 and 44 and… Read More »

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How Does Divorce Affect Your Student Loans?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

When dividing debt in a Florida divorce, judges will take many factors into consideration just as they would do when dividing property. For instance, a judge may give a debt incurred prior to the union to the spouse who accumulated it. Likewise, the judge might divide a debt fairly between two parties if they… Read More »

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When Divorce Mediation Fails: What’s Next?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Divorce mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution that divorcing couples go through to resolve their differences in a mediated setting rather than through litigation and in court. The mediation process is a private process in which only the couple, the parties’ respective attorneys, and the mediator are present.  If a party has… Read More »

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