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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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To Keep or Not to Keep the House – That is the Question

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Aside from who gets the kids, one of the biggest questions in any divorce is, who gets to keep the family home? The family home is likely the greatest asset a couple owns together, and it is likely the one asset both parties put their heart and soul into creating and maintaining. Because of… Read More »

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Domestic Asset Protection Trust: How You Can Use it to Protect Yourself in Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

If you have substantial assets prior to tying the knot, you have likely considered entering a prenuptial agreement. Doing so is smart, and if you and your soon-to-be spouse have talked about prenups, you are one step ahead of many. However, know that even the most well-thought out and talked-out prenuptial agreement is not… Read More »

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What is Parental Abduction and How Can You Spot It?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Federal law defines “parental abduction” as the taking, concealment, or retention of a child by a parent, other family member, or an agent of a family member, for the purpose of withholding custody rights or visitation rights from another parent or family member. Per Florida Statutes 787.03, the act of interfering with custody with… Read More »

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Valuing Artwork in Your Florida Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Property division in a high asset Florida divorce is a contentious issue in and of itself, but when assets include high-end artwork, antiques, and other valuables, it can become even more so. Aside from the value implication of dividing marital assets, the opposing parties must contend with their emotional attachments to certain pieces, which… Read More »

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