21Apr, 2019

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

April 21st, 2019|Divorce|

When it becomes apparent that your marriage is ultimately destined for a divorce, even if the option of an uncontested divorce is on the table, you may discover that you are running into a whole litany of significant challenges that you hadn’t initially accounted for. You might be concerned regarding the impact the impending divorce proceedings will have on your financial standing, how this option will […]

21Nov, 2018

Checklist: Preparing to Meet with a Divorce Attorney

November 21st, 2018|Divorce|

divorcing couple signing paperwork togetherIf you are contemplating a divorce or are concerned that your spouse may be preparing to file to dissolve your marriage, preparing now can help make the process less stressful and potentially quite a bit smoother. If you have concerns, it is never too early to start planning. And if you are thinking about meeting with a divorce attorney, taking certain […]

3Aug, 2018

What Is an Annulment in Florida?

August 3rd, 2018|Divorce|

Jacksonville Separation Lawyers - Beller & BustamanteWhat is the difference between a divorce and an annulment? In a nutshell, a divorce is the breakup of a marriage while an annulment is a declaration that no real marriage ever took place. Two types of annulments exist – religious and civil. Although religious annulments are beyond the scope of this article, a civil annulment differs from a divorce […]

21May, 2018

Are Spousal Debts Considered Joint Debts in the Event of a Divorce?

May 21st, 2018|Divorce|

Divorce Settlement MistakesJacksonville divorces are based on Florida divorce law, and it is state law that determines the division of assets incident to a divorce. Most people realize that Florida applies the “equitable distribution” principle to the division of assets whereby marital assets are divided equally unless there is a good reason to favor one spouse. Do marital debts work the same way?

Separate Debts vs. […]

7May, 2018

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets from You?

May 7th, 2018|Divorce|

Picture of Newly Wed CoupleGeographically speaking, Jacksonville, Florida is the largest city in the continental U.S. Size brings with it many advantages – including many places to hide assets. While we won’t suggest that Jacksonville’s size has anything to do with the concealment of marital assets during a divorce, the problem is certainly no less serious in Jacksonville than it is anywhere else.

When […]