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Could Birdnesting Be An Option To Save Money After Divorce?
Who gets the home after you divorce? How about the children? This is becoming more of an option for parents who want to ensure the best interests of their children. Of course, it has to work for both parents too; so how does it work? Essentially, parenting time is split between the two parents… Read More »
Key Concepts In Divorce: What Is Equitable Distribution
Basically, states operate on two different modalities when it comes to the distribution of assets. Those are community property states and equitable distribution states. In community property states all assets are divided 50/50. In equitable distribution states, the court determines what would be equitable for both parties. The major difference is that the courts… Read More »
Division Of Labor Leading Factor For Divorce
Financial turmoil has long been the leading cause of divorce. Now, a new study shines a more specific light on the matter indicating that the division of paid and unpaid labor has a profound impact on whether or not the marriage would last. The latest study seems to indicate that financial factors are much… Read More »
How Does Adultery Impact A Divorce Settlement In Florida?
This is a little tricky. Technically, Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce. However, that only means that you don’t need a reason to end a marriage. At one point in time, you had to make specific allegations or the court would not hear your case. This produced an environment in… Read More »
Is Separation An Alternative To Gray Divorce?
Gray divorce is the modern phenomenon of older couples divorcing once their family and parenting lives have run their course. While it’s easy to assume that the 55+ community is contributing to the matter of gray divorce, it’s more those between the ages of 40 and 49 who are at a crossroads once their… Read More »
Why Are “Gray Divorces” So Prevalent?
Gray divorces, or 55+ divorces, are becoming much more popular in America and there are a number of good reasons for this. Recently, Bill Gates made headlines after announcing he and his wife’s decision to split after 27 years. What’s going on? Are our parents staying together for the wrong reasons? Society has an… Read More »
Public Defender Accused Of Making Terrorist Threats
At the risk of sounding self-serving, this is reason number 1254 that you should avoid a public defender. In this case, one public defender is accused of making terrorist threats and/or having a pattern of issuing violent threats to state attorneys. He issued a series of unhinged threats and referenced guns in emails to… Read More »
Corrections Officer Accused Of Smuggling Contraband
A corrections officer is facing nearly 70 charges related to smuggling contraband into a Florida prison for money. 67 counts are related to the unlawful receipt of money for misconduct under the color of law. Inmates have money that they use to make purchases. In this case, the prison found a discrepancy in one… Read More »
Teacher Accused Of Using Meth During Conference Call With Prisoner
A Florida sheriff accused four women of impropriety during calls with prison inmates. This included a teacher accused of using meth during her conversation. The teacher is near retirement age and insists she has never touched meth in her life. In response to the claim, she was suspended by the school. It remains unclear… Read More »
Nursing Home Tycoon To Face New Charges After Trump Pardon
Prosecutors have been going after Philip Esformes for a long time without success. Esformes was sentenced to 20 years for billion-dollar Medicaid fraud. However, that sentence was commuted by then-President Donald Trump. Nonetheless, other charges remained against him on the docket and since he had yet to be convicted, they could not be commuted…. Read More »