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The Pros and Cons of Getting the House in a Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

One of the biggest issues that a couple grapples with during a Florida divorce case is who will get the house after the divorce is finalized. For most people, there are pros and cons to getting the primary residence in a divorce, and it is important to speak with your attorney before deciding whether… Read More »


When Will One Spouse Assume More Marital Debt?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida operates as an equitable distribution state when it comes to divorce cases. This means that the court splits all marital assets and debts equitably, but not always equally. In certain situations, the court may be willing to assign more debt to one spouse over the other. If you are contemplating a divorce in… Read More »


Does Child Support End When My Kid Turns Eighteen?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Common sense would tell you that child support ends when a child becomes a legal adult at eighteen years old. However, Florida law provides for some circumstances when child support may extend beyond your child’s eighteenth birthday. Before stopping child support payments to your former spouse, be sure to review the unique circumstances of… Read More »


How To Create a Valid Prenuptial Agreement

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Prenuptial agreements are valuable tools for protecting you and your fiancé’s property interests prior to a marriage. A prenuptial agreement dictates prior to the marriage what the circumstances will be if the couple ever gets divorced and can also help solidify inheritance rights for blended families. It is important that you and your soon… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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