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What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In any Florida divorce the couple must divide all their marital assets, and this usually includes the division of retirement accounts. Certain retirement plans can be divided or transferred without issue, but others require a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) in order to split or transfer the value of the account in a divorce…. Read More »

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When Can a Child Express a Preference for Custody?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

When a Florida divorce involves minor children, one of the biggest decisions that the parents must make is that of custody. Typically, the court encourages the parents to come to an agreement that works best for them, but if the parents cannot agree on a custody arrangement the court will step in and make… Read More »

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How Can Property Become Commingled?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that all marital property must be split equitably, but not necessarily equally, between spouses. What is identified as marital property can have a substantial impact on your ultimate divorce settlement.  In many cases, someone’s pre-marital property/separate property is an issue in the divorce.  The issue often… Read More »

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What Should Be Included in a Parenting Plan?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In any divorce there are a number of issues that must be settled before the divorce can be finalized. For couples with minor children, one of these issues is the drafting of a parenting plan. In Florida, a parenting plan covers any and all childcare issues that improves communication between parents, resolves potential future… Read More »

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Tax Implications for Your Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Once you and your spouse decide to file for divorce many issues can arise quickly; however, not everyone considers the tax implications of a divorce as one of those major issues. Certain decisions made during the divorce process can ultimately have a massive impact on your taxes. Considerations must be made during discussions about… Read More »

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Reviewing Parenting Time During the Coronavirus Outbreak

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic upending lives across the country, divorced parents with minor children are facing particular difficulties. Schools are shutting down and “stay in place” orders are requiring parents to teach and watch their kids at home while also attempting to work remotely. This may be a good time to review your… Read More »

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Child Custody in Florida

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

The determination of child custody in a Florida divorce case is often an emotional, stressful, and complex issue. Child custody is often a multifaceted matter that takes into account many different factors when determining what arrangement is in the best interests of the child. As a parent, it is important to understand the various… Read More »

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How Cohabitation Affects Alimony

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In many Florida divorce cases, the wealthier spouse will pay the other spouse alimony during and after the proceedings. Spousal support is intended to help the spouse less well-off adjust to becoming financially independent and maintain a standard of living following the end of the marriage. However, if the recipient spouse begins to cohabitate… Read More »

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When Can You Modify Alimony Payments in Florida?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

In many cases of Florida divorce, the higher earning spouse may pay alimony to the lesser earning spouse during and after the proceedings. Once the divorce agreement is finalized, the types and amounts of alimony are set; however, in certain situations the court may allow for a modification of the spousal support amounts. If… Read More »

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When Can You Modify a Child Custody Agreement?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

When children are involved in a Florida divorce, one of the most important aspects of the divorce will be the child custody and visitation agreement, which is Florida is formally known as the Parenting Plan.  This Plan outlines how the parties will make decisions for the child(ren), school-related issues, travel issues, as well as… Read More »

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