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What Can You Put In A Prenuptial Agreement In Florida?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

While it may seem unromantic to ask your partner for a prenuptial agreement, it helps to understand that you already have a prenuptial agreement in place. The rules of divorce in Florida dictate how assets are distributed, how alimony is calculated, and what happens to marital debts after the marriage is dissolved. Instead of… Read More »

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Substance Abuse And Child Custody In Florida

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

In Florida, the courts use a “best interests of the child” standard to determine issues related to child custody. That means that they put the best interests of the children at the forefront of any decision they make. The courts will consider whether or not a parent has an active substance abuse issue when… Read More »

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How Can I Relocate With A Child In Florida?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Divorce can place a financial strain on a family. When one household becomes two, the expenses can generally double. You may go into debt from your divorce. You may have liabilities from the marriage that still need to be paid off. In some cases, spouses will have to declare bankruptcy. This could force them… Read More »

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Study Reveals This One Communication Error Is A Predictor Of Divorce

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

If you’re reading a divorce lawyer’s blog, the time for successful communication tips may have passed you by. Nonetheless, we like to survey the most recent studies revealing key aspects of divorce across the U.S. There is no shortage of researchers who are studying divorce trends in America. Sometimes they review divorce statistics to… Read More »

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How Does A Collaborative Divorce Work In Florida?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

There are some divorces where everything can be solved in mediation or even between two spouses without the aid of an attorney. However, in many cases, resolving your disputes won’t come so quickly or simply. Traditionally, such divorces would end up before a judge in litigation. Litigated divorces are costly, time-consuming, and a matter… Read More »

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What Should I Do If My Ex Refuses To Pay Child Support?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Florida law requires that all parents pay for the support of their children. During a divorce, child support is calculated based on the income of both parents. When one spouse refuses to pay child support or is delinquent in their child support payments, it can make things difficult for the spouse who is supposed… Read More »

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The Role Of Forensic Accountants In A Collaborative Divorce

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

In divorce, issues related to the valuation of assets can cause significant problems for the spouses and be the source of contention. In a litigated divorce, each side hires its own forensic accountant and they provide dueling reports that are analyzed by the court to make key decisions. In a collaborative divorce, the parties… Read More »

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Uncontested Divorces In Tampa, FL

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

There are many different types of divorces. If you’re reading this blog post, it’s likely because you want the fastest and simplest type of divorce available under Florida law. Under certain conditions, it is possible to get a simplified divorce which is the quickest and easiest way to get divorced in Florida. In this… Read More »

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Analyzing Florida’s “Deadbeat Dad” Law

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Child support is among the major factors that play into a Florida divorce. Each parent is responsible for the support of the children and when one parent fails to provide that support, it can be a major source of contention. Florida has specific laws that protect the rights of the parent who has to… Read More »

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Understanding Mediation In A Florida Divorce

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

While divorce is often dramatized on television as a contentious process with courts and judges, it need not be that way in many cases. Mediation allows couples to settle their disputes in a private forum with an independent third-party mediator who acts as a negotiator. The couple can hammer out issues related to the… Read More »

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