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March 2019 Archives

Should I let my spouse keep our family home?

If you and your spouse in Florida have decided that you can no longer remain married to each other, you must now embark on the journey that involves figuring out the details of your divorce settlement. If you own a home, this means that the two of you must choose what to do with that property and its associated home mortgage.

Dealing with debt during a divorce

Florida residents who are facing a marital separation or divorce know that they will end up having to figure out how to split their assets. However, it is important for them to remember that their debts will also need to be dealt with during the process. Spouses should learn what is involved with debt division during a divorce in order to protect themselves down the road.

How can you fit a summer vacation into your custody schedule?

As your children's school year in Sarasota enters its final few months, your thoughts inevitably turn to how to maximize the additional time that you will have with your kids during their long summer break. Part of that typically includes an extended family vacation, which can be difficult if you share custody with your ex-spouse. You certainly do not want to spend your time on vacation with the cloud of strife between you and your ex-spouse hanging over you. How, then, can you make a summer vacation work. 

How do you establish a domestic partnership in Florida?

If you and your same-sex partner wish to make your relationship legally binding in Florida, one of the ways you can do this is by establishing a domestic partnership. As the City of Sarasota explains, a domestic partnership consists of two adults who have met the criteria and who have filed an affidavit of domestic partnership registration.

Update your estate plan after your divorce

If you are one of the many people in Florida who is in the midst of a divorce or who may even be recently divorced, you might naturally put a lot of your attention on getting your divorce decree completed and finalized. While an important milestone indeed, it is far from the last thing you will need to take care of.

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