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Factors to consider in a high-asset divorce

While any type of divorce can be potentially complicated and overwhelming, high-asset divorces can be especially daunting. Not only are there often high stakes involved, but some cases may be very complex, making it hard to reach a settlement. It is important for people in Florida who are going through a divorce to understand the process to ensure they get everything they are entitled to when the divorce is finalized.

Is your spouse hiding marital assets?

When you file for divorce, you and your spouse are required to disclose all of your property and assets. This marital property is then divided in a way that the judge presiding over the case deems fair and equitable. There are some instances, however, where one spouse attempts to hide some of the property or assets so that it does not have to be divided and can remain in the sole possession of one person. This type of asset hiding occurs more often than you may think. It is crucial that you understand how to keep an eye out for these types of behaviors, so you can ensure you receive everything that you are entitled to in the divorce settlement.

What steps can you take to prevent international child abduction?

If you are a Florida resident, you have a child with someone who comes from another country and the relationship between you two has soured, you may have valid concerns about co-parenting. More specifically, you may have serious fears that your child’s other parent may attempt to take your child back to his or her home country. While it is unlikely that you will be able to keep an eye on your child every second of every day, there are certain steps you can take to reduce the chances of an international child abduction occurring.

Adoption revisited

Many Florida couples consider adoption when they cannot have children of their own. Others see little ones in need of homes and reach out from a sense of compassion and empathy. Whether you belong in the first category or the second, you may have a lot of questions as you wrestle with the idea of adding to your family through adoption.

Understanding the different types of alimony

When people in Florida file for divorce, they may be entitled to alimony payments from their former spouse. While there are some types of alimony that are temporary in nature, others are long-term. The judge presiding over the case will look at the circumstances involved in the divorce case and determine which type of alimony best fits the situation. Before going into divorce, people should know what types of alimony are available so they can ensure they get the support they are entitled to in the divorce settlement.

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