If 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 […]
What 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 […]
Jacksonville 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. […]
Geographically 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.
Divorce is typically one of the most traumatic events of a person’s lifetime. It is the multidimensional aspect of divorce that hits most people the hardest — there is no area of life that it doesn’t affect. In addition to the breakup of the family, financial issues often loom large, and it might be far from obvious how a court will divide the property […]