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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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