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Factors that Impact the Equitable Distribution of Property

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida is one of the states that uses equitable distribution principles when dividing property between spouses. The equitable distribution of property does not mean an equal, 50/50 split of marital property, and there are factors that a court can take into consideration when determining how the assets and debts should be split between a… Read More »

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How to Minimize Conflict in a Contentious Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Despite the increase in amicable divorce resolution methods like mediation, some divorces between couples end up being contentious and full of conflict. High conflict divorce can increase stress and emotions during an already difficult time, but there are steps that you can take to minimize the conflict in your Florida divorce. At the Law… Read More »

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Benefits of Having a Lawyer for a Simplified Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida allows for two types of divorce petitions: regular dissolution of marriage and simplified dissolution of marriage. Only certain couples qualify for a simplified divorce, which is usually much faster and cheaper than a traditional divorce. However, even if a couple qualifies for a simplified divorce they should still consider hiring a knowledgeable attorney… Read More »

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How Does Separate Property Become Commingled?

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

One of the most significant issues in any Florida divorce is the distribution of property. All property brought to the marriage by each spouse is considered separate property, while everything received during the marriage is called marital property (unless it was received during the marriage by way of gift or inheritance to one spouse)…. Read More »

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How to Prepare for a Divorce During the Pandemic

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed considerable stress on many marriages and exposed issues that prove to be too much for some couples. If you are considering filing for divorce, there are some steps that you can take during the pandemic to prepare for this big step in your life. At the Law Offices of… Read More »

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How To Protect Your Business in a Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

For most business owners, their company is the single most valuable asset that they own. However, this can cause significant difficulties when it comes to filing for divorce. Thankfully, there are steps that business owners can take to protect their interests during a Florida divorce. To learn more about your legal options from an… Read More »

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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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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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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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