Dividing Marital Assets and Debts in a Divorce: What Factors Matter the Most?

November 7, 2021

How to Divide Marital Property and Debts in a Divorce under Florida Law A divorce is not as simple as signing a piece of paper. It involves many legal processes, such as the division of assets and debts, among others. The laws in Florida are quite strict in this regard, which can make it even more complicated to understand the processes for a couple already going through a difficult marital situation...

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Are LLCs ‘divorce-proof´? How is an LLC treated in a divorce?

September 16, 2021

Are LLCs ‘divorce-proof´? How is an LLC treated in a divorce? A divorce case can quickly become complicated if the parties have a shared business. When a couple co-owns a business, they may face more complex decisions (with a higher financial impact) during the separation process. If you and/or your spouse own a business or part of it, it is likely to be classified as a Limited Liability Company (LLC)...

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Family and divorce lawyers: your friends in court

August 30, 2021

Family and divorce lawyers: your friends in court A divorce can be an exhausting process that involves a lot of work. Not only is it important to know about the laws of the state of Florida, but you also have to do research, fill out documents, be aware of deadlines, etc. One person can't do all the work. This is where divorce lawyers come in...

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Effects of divorce on children: when divorce benefits the family

August 24, 2021

Effects of divorce on children: when divorce benefits the family A divorce does not necessarily have to be negative. Many children recover quickly from the stress of a divorce, depending on their age and their previous emotional experiences. But conflict, on the other hand, can leave deep scars in their life. When children are exposed to chronic conflict...

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

May 28, 2019

How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce Many unhappy couples try to keep their relationship together for the sake of their children. However, staying in an unhappy marriage may actually cause more harm because it may inevitably result in an unhealthy household for parents and their children. There is research to support the idea...

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How Social Media Can Lead to Divorce

March 1, 2019

How Social Media Can Lead to Divorce Social media has opened a doorway to our past by making it easier to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances. However, there are a few ways increased social media use can lead to marital problems, infidelity, and divorce. In general, spending a great deal of time on social media causes...

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Navigating a High-Asset Divorce

February 5, 2019

Navigating a High-Asset Divorce All divorces come with their own set of challenges, but for couples that are significantly wealthy and own many assets, the divorce process can be even more complex. Since most wealthy clients often have multiple businesses, real estate, investments, vehicles, fine art, equity, etc. , a thorough identification...

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10 Questions You Should Ask your Divorce Attorney

November 11, 2018

10 Questions You Should Ask your Divorce Attorney Before meeting a family law attorney to discuss your divorce case, it’s helpful to compile a list of questions to ask him or her during your initial consultation.
Though it’s no secret divorce cases can be incredibly complex, the experienced divorce attorneys at The Roberts Family Law...

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What Are Temporary Orders in a Divorce Case?

November 1, 2018

What Are Temporary Orders in a Divorce Case? It can take months or even years to settle a divorce. Yet during that time, many couples that can’t come to an agreement on their own may still need help navigating different financial and parenting time matters. Temporary orders allow both parties to handle issues such as spousal support payments...

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4 Professionals You Can Consult With During Your Florida Divorce Proceedings

August 14, 2018

4 Professionals You Can Consult With During Your Florida Divorce Proceedings Those who separate from their partners and begin their journey to divorce know that it can be a difficult process.  While many family members and friends give you information based on what they know or have experienced, they may not be able ...

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How Long Does a Divorce Take in Florida?

July 22, 2018

How Long Does a Divorce Take in Florida? Once you or your spouse decide to file the paperwork, you may be feeling overwhelmed as you realize your divorce is becoming real. Relief, excitement, anxiousness, loss, and confusion are just some of the emotions you may be feeling as you start imagining how your life will be post-divorce. While most...

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Reentering the Workforce After Divorce

July 15, 2018

Reentering the Workforce After Divorce When a couple makes the decision to get divorced, one spouse often must consider how to reenter the workforce after being at home. Whether you left the job market, never entered it, or have only done part-time or volunteer work during the marriage, your partner has had the ability to strengthen their job or...

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6 Tips on How to Help Your Child Adjust to Their New School After Divorce

May 14, 2018

6 Tips on How to Help Your Child Adjust to Their New School After Divorce Starting a new school can be both stressful and scary for children, especially starting in the middle of the school year. No one wants to be the new student who’s being whispered about in class. Unfortunately, many children of divorced families...

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How to Help a Child Feel Comfortable in Two Homes

April 10, 2018

How to Help a Child Feel Comfortable in Two Homes While separation and divorce are hard for everyone involved, both are especially hard on children, particularly younger ones who may have no idea as to why they now have to live in two separate homes. Going back and forth between households requires kids to learn a whole new routine...

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How to Keep Domestic Violence Accusations from Affecting Divorce Proceedings

March 15, 2018

How to Keep Domestic Violence Accusations from Affecting Divorce Proceedings Domestic violence is a serious issue that should never be ignored. When we hear about domestic violence cases, it’s natural to automatically feel for the victim who is claiming harm has been done to them. However, what we don’t realize...

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How to Prepare for a Time-Sharing/Parental Responsibility Evaluation

November 7, 2017

How to Prepare for a Time-Sharing/Parental Responsibility Evaluation Good parents and bad, may from time to time be evaluated by third parties at the request of the Court, or within the context of family law litigation. Preparing for a time-sharing evaluation is important and should be given your careful attention...

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What is The Right of First Refusal?

October 31, 2017

What is The Right of First Refusal? Many couples who go through divorce find themselves in a situation where one parent may plan to leave the children in childcare while the other parent is available. This provision, often referred to as ‘the right of first refusal,' will differ depending on the parenting plan devised during the divorce ...

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Is Dating During a Divorce Risky?

October 25, 2017

Is Dating During a Divorce Risky? It can be tempting to begin dating once you and your spouse have decided to divorce . After all, it’s always comforting to have a third party there to support you through this challenging time. Although you and your partner may have already separated, the court still recognizes you as a couple...

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Does the Age You Get Married Impact Divorce Rates?

September 17, 2017

Does the Age You Get Married Impact Divorce Rates? There are many factors in a marriage that can cause divorce. The truth is, the causes for American divorces, like relationships, are complicated. Even though the divorce rate has dropped, in large part due to the Millennial Generation, there are numerous reasons why married couples don’t make it until death...

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Do I Need an Attorney for My Divorce?

June 9, 2017

Do I Need an Attorney for My Divorce? Many couples debate whether they need a divorce attorney when mediation is required by the courts.  The attorneys at the Roberts Family Law Firm recommend, at minimum, consulting with an attorney about your options and what is best for your case no matter how well you and your ex-spouse...

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Why Divorce is Healthier for Your Family than an Unhappy Marriage

February 19, 2017

Why Divorce is Healthier for Your Family than an Unhappy Marriage Do you feel stuck? Have you thought about divorce, but worry it may be the wrong decision? This situation is a constant struggle that many married couples go through. They worry about the consequences of divorce, what others will think...

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What Happens to Pets in a Divorce?

January 4, 2017

What Happens to Pets in a Divorce? Divorces can be taxing, especially when it comes time to deal with splitting up common property and assets amongst divorcing spouses. But one thing often overlooked until the end of divorce cases, is who gets the pet?  Anyone who has a dog, cat, or other animal knows their furry friend is part of...

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How a Divorce can Impact Retirement

December 12, 2016

How a Divorce can Impact Retirement A divorce can happen at any time in a person’s life. Whether you’re three years or 30 years into the marriage, separation isn’t an impossibility. However, the older you are during a divorce, the more you need to pay attention to what state your retirement fund is in. Divorce can have a huge impact on...

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Top 5 Things to know about High-Asset Divorces

October 1, 2016

Top 5 Things to know about High-Asset Divorces Divorces can be painful and highly stressful, especially when the stakes are higher due to the value of assets between the couple. If you find yourself going through a high-asset divorce, here are a few things you should keep in mind during the process:
(a) Choose your battles. (b) Don't Lie. (c) Be wary of social...

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Missing Spouses and Divorce

July 15, 2016

Missing Spouses and Divorce From time to time we are approached by clients who wish to file for divorce but do not know how to reach their spouse in order to serve divorce papers. This can be problematic where parties own property or have children together. Should you find yourself in this position, it is imperative that you seek legal advice...

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Dogs, Cats, and Automobiles...

November 21, 2015

Dogs, Cats, and Automobiles... We don't usually think of them as property, as caring for pets is very much like caring for our children. It is commonplace for our clients to ask about their pets and for them to be concerned about their well-being while a divorce is pending. Unfortunately pets can often be used in a divorce as a bargaining chip...

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What You Should Know about Divorce and Bankruptcy

November 11, 2015

What You Should Know about Divorce and Bankruptcy Reportedly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce and the state of Florida has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. Unfortunately financial problems are one of the leading causes of divorce and as a result we sadly see divorce and bankruptcy going hand in hand...

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Passports for Children during a Divorce

January 19, 2015

Passports for Children during a Divorce It is not uncommon to hear that parents oftentimes use the children as weapons in a divorce. One party threatens the other party that they will take the children and disappear—unless you give them what they want in the divorce. Others don’t voice the threat initially, but then disappear without warning...

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Parenting Classes, Counseling, and Divorce

January 5, 2015

Parenting Classes, Counseling, and Divorce Clients often ask us for guidance in dealing with the day to day issues of a divorce. What most people don’t realize is that for some, being a party to a divorce is like having a second job. The pressure, stress, and time constraints placed on you on a day to day basis can be overwhelming. Keeping our clients mentally...

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The Holidays and Divorce

December 18, 2014

The Holidays and Divorce Whether you are in the thick of a pending divorce now, or are nearing the end of one, the holidays can be some of the most difficult times of your life. Perhaps even more so if you have children and you are not scheduled to see them during the festivities. While you will never have the life you once...

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Tax Exemptions and Divorce

December 15, 2014

Tax Exemptions and Divorce After all of the time-sharing schedules have been hammered out and the holiday schedules painstakingly set in stone, the issue of the child tax exemptions comes to the forefront of the settlement discussions in a divorce. Tax exemptions add up to a lot of money–and for some, might make or break your...

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Setting Aside a Marital Settlement Agreement

December 3, 2014

Setting Aside a Marital Settlement Agreement We are sometimes asked whether a marital settlement agreement and the final judgment incorporating that agreement, may be set aside. This issue may arise for a variety of reasons, including the secreting of marital assets during divorce , the omission of assets from the parties’ financial affidavits...

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Preparing for Divorce

November 5, 2014

Preparing for Divorce They say the key to success is preparation—and in making your decision to file for Divorce is no different. Before drawing your “line in the sand”, you will need to get your documents in order. Make copies of tax returns, bank statements, mortgage documents, credit card statements, car titles...

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What to Do When Marital Assets or Debits are Left Out of Your Final Judgement of Dissolution of Marriage

August 11, 2014

What to Do When Marital Assets or Debits are Left Out of Your Final Judgement of Dissolution of Marriage When marital assets or debts are mistakenly omitted from your Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage, this oversight can significantly affect your share of equitable distribution and even your child support or alimony awards. Occasionally, despite...

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Facebook is Ruining Marriages AND Divorces…

July 22, 2014

Facebook is Ruining Marriages AND Divorces… We are finding that electronic communication devices and social networking sites are playing an increasingly greater role in family law cases today. Social media sites such as “Facebook,” emails, text messages, videos and photos are now routinely being introduced as evidence in divorce and child...

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Social Networking Sites & Your Divorce Case: The Legal Implications of Today’s Social Media!

January 11, 2013

Social Networking Sites & Your Divorce Case: The Legal Implications of Today’s Social Media! If the Casey Anthony case has taught us nothing else, it has brought home the old adage that a picture is worth 1000 words. Those photographs, messages and videos you routinely post to Facebook and MySpace, your blogs, private email...

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