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Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Can A Judge Order Me To Buy Life Insurance To Secure My Alimony Obligations?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Florida has complex rules governing the award of alimony in divorce cases. Alimony is not designed to punish a spouse for misconduct. Rather, it is supposed to ensure the receiving spouse has sufficient income to maintain their lifestyle and not become destitute following a divorce. To further these objectives, a judge may in certain… Read More »

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What Happens When One Spouse Recklessly Spends Marital Funds Just Prior to a Divorce?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

The basic rule in a Florida divorce case is that absent an agreement between the parties, a court will order an “equitable distribution” of marital assets. In many cases this means a 50/50 division. But there are exceptions. For example, if the court finds that if one spouse has engaged in a “dissipation of… Read More »

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DefRights

What the Florida Supreme Court’s Recent Decision to Abandon the “Single Homicide” Rule Means for Criminal Defendants

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

The Florida Supreme Court recently abandoned what had been known as the “single homicide” rule in criminal cases. The rule was first put in place by the Court several decades earlier to prevent the state from convicting a defendant for a single homicide under two different criminal statutes. This was deemed necessary to comply… Read More »

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