5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving Forward with Divorce

It may sound odd coming from a divorce attorney, but it is never a good idea to rush into a divorce. Marriage is a serious commitment and should only be ended after very serious consideration. If you are considering a divorce, it is important to stop, take a step back, and ask yourself some very important questions before moving forward. If at all possible, it is better to fix a troubled marriage than it is to end one. Have We Tried Everything ...
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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Eviction Process

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, it is important to understand the eviction process. As a tenant, it will ensure you understand your rights. As a landlord, it is critical to follow the legal guidelines or you could end up with far more issues than just a non-paying tenant. The following steps are necessary for any eviction. It is absolutely never allowed to simply change the locks, cut off the gas or electric, or threaten a tenant to force ...
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4 Tips for Traveling with Kids This Summer

Few things are as enjoyable and memorable as a summer vacation. Whether you’re traveling to Disney, to see the Grand Canyon, to visit relatives, or anything else, you are sure to have a great time with your children. During your marriage, you could load up the kids and bring them anywhere you wanted without worry. After a divorce, however, there are a number of extra things you need to consider before taking any trips. Crossing State ...
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Understanding How Bankruptcy Factors Into a Divorce

Divorce is cited as the most common cause of bankruptcy today. This is because a divorce can be quite costly and also results in a major change to your financial situation. In addition, when going through a divorce you may have to split up your business, lose some retirement income, and much more. Of course, the stress of financial issues can also push people into divorce. If you are going through a divorce and bankruptcy close together, or even ...
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How Long Do I Have to Pay Alimony For?

Whether it is wanted or not, a divorce typically represents a final rupture in a marriage, after which point each party goes their own separate ways to the extent possible. In many situations, however, the courts will order one party to pay spousal support, or alimony, to the other party. This is most often done when one party was making significantly more money than the other during the marriage. No matter the reasons, having to pay alimony can ...
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Understanding the TRIM Notice

Each year, on January 1st, Florida sets the property tax assessments for properties in the state. The amounts determined in January will be sent out to property owners in August in the form of a TRIM notice. TRIM stands for Truth in Millage, and essentially lets you know what your total property tax assessment is. If you feel that your assessed property tax amount is inaccurate or unreasonable, it is important to act quickly to file an ...
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What to Expect in the Closing Process

Real estate transactions are among the most complicated that most people will ever go through. Handling the real estate closing process is something that needs to be done with great care in order to avoid potential problems. The first step is to learn what you can expect during this process, and how we can help. Leading Up to the Closing The days leading up to the actual closing can be quite busy. During this time you will need to read ...
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How to Co-Parent More Effectively

For most parents, after the divorce is over, the most challenging aspect of their post-divorce relationship is going to be co-parenting. While the marriage may have ended, there are many new challenges that are introduced to the relationship and need to be handled appropriately for the good of the children. Fortunately, there are many proven things that can be done to help co-parent more effectively. While every situation is unique, the following ...
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5 Red Flags Your Child is Not Handling Your Divorce Well

One of the biggest concerns for divorcing parents is that their child or children will not handle the divorce well. Every child is different, and each family unique, and it can be difficult to predict how a child will react to this life-changing event. When parents divorce, it is going to have a big impact on children, so knowing what types of things indicate a problem, and what is normal behavior, can be helpful in helping to ensure your kids ...
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How You Can Pull Yourself Back from the Brink of Bankruptcy

Most people will experience some type of financial hardship at some point in their life. If they are unable to pull things together financially, they may be headed toward bankruptcy. While bankruptcy is sometimes the only answer, and can be helpful in some situations, it should generally be avoided if at all possible. The following are some options you may not have considered for pulling back from the brink of bankruptcy in your life. Settle ...
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