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Analyzing Florida’s New Rules For Alimony

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Gov. Ron DeSantis recently passed a measure that did away with permanent alimony and shifted many of the rules in favor of the payer of alimony. The rules will go into effect on July 1, 2023. In this article, we’ll discuss the changes that were made. No more permanent alimony  The new rules will… Read More »

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What Is A “Sleep Divorce” And Could It Help Your Marriage?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

In most cases, it’s a foregone conclusion that married couples share the same bed. However, more and more couples are declaring a “sleep divorce” from their partner and instead of sharing the same bed, they are sleeping alone. At present, about 1.4% of couples sleep in separate rooms or separate beds from their partners…. Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Birds Go Through Divorces Too

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

While it was long believed that bird species mated for life, a new study has revealed that birds can also divorce. A recent study published by Proceedings of the Royal Society B draws parallels between avian breakups and human divorces. Much like humans, birds can end their relationships due to adultery or extended periods… Read More »

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Navigating Your Options As You Approach Divorce

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

There are three ways to dissolve a marriage in Florida. Those are traditional/litigation, collaborative, and mediation. Of those, litigation is the most expensive and takes the longest to resolve. Mediation is the quickest and the cheapest. Collaborative divorce falls somewhere in the middle. When you choose which path to follow, much will depend on… Read More »

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Florida’s Standardized Visitation Schedules For Parents

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Florida implemented a new child custody law known as the Standard Parenting Time Plan that impacted how visitation schedules should be standardized in the state of Florida. The purpose of the law was to standardize the way in which visitation worked under our state laws. The intention of the bill was to shift the… Read More »

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Studies Say That Gay Couples Divorce Less Frequently Than Straight Couples

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Two studies conducted in Europe appear to indicate that gay couples divorce much less frequently than their straight counterparts. In Denmark, the divorce rate for gay couples was 17% against 46% for straight couples. In the Netherlands, marriages between two men dissolved at a rate of 15%, while marriages between straight couples dissolved at… Read More »

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How Are LLCs Treated During A Divorce?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

One of the most common questions that divorcees have for their attorneys is: What will happen to my business after the divorce is finalized? In truth, it depends on the type of business you own, whether or not it is a shared partnership, and what each individual’s stake in the company is. In most… Read More »

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Study Reveals That Divorce Causes Significant Harm To Men’s Health

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

A recent study revealed that divorce could seriously and negatively impact men’s health. Men who are divorced and live alone are much more likely to have failing health according to the study. Those who live alone for at least 7 years and see two of their relationships end tend to have more inflammation throughout… Read More »

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What Is The Role Of The Mediator In A Divorce?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Mediators play a vital role during the divorce process. The process of mediation is considered the quickest and cheapest way to dissolve a marriage. Many judges will require that divorcing couples give mediation a try prior to attempting to litigate a divorce. The mediator acts as a neutral third party who helps both spouses… Read More »

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Governor DeSantis Signs Bill To End Permanent Alimony In Florida

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Governor Ron DeSantis recently passed a law doing away with permanent alimony and making major changes to the way alimony works in Florida. The passing of the bill was not without controversy. The First Wives Advocacy Group, a group of former spouses who say their lives will be upended without alimony payments, vigorously advocated… Read More »

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