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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 »


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 »


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 »


Qualifying for an Uncontested Divorce

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

For couples with significant issues to work out before signing a finalized divorce agreement in Florida, a divorce can be a lengthy and sometimes litigious process. However, for certain couples the process can be much faster by filing an uncontested divorce, also known as a simplified divorce, because the spouses agree on all issues… Read More »


The Difference Between Marital, Nonmarital, and Commingled Property

By David L. Hirschberg, P.A. |

Florida is considered an equitable distribution state for property when it comes to divorce. This means that all marital property owned by the spouses must be divided equitably, although not always equally, between the couple during the divorce. Because property division is limited only to marital property, it is critical that you understand the… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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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