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Does Your Marriage Qualify for an Annulment in Florida?

Florida has two procedures to end a marriage legally. You can divorce your spouse under Florida’s divorce laws or petition the court for an annulment. Both procedures legally end the marriage, but an annulment goes one step further.  An annulment voids the marriage. The law does not recognize that the parties were ever married. Annulments […]


What Are the Odds? Understanding the Risk Factors for Divorce in Orlando, FL

Are you considering the odds you will end up divorced? The decision to divorce is affected by various factors. Many things can impact the stability of a marriage. No single trait or habit can be blamed for causing divorce.  Yet, certain risk factors that can increase the likelihood of a couple going their separate ways […]


Does Florida Recognize Common Law Marriages?

“Common law marriages” are marriages that some states recognize, even without a marriage license, if two people live together in a conjugal relationship for a long enough time.  Although Florida once recognized common law marriages, it no longer does so unless an exception applies (we’ll fill you in below). Surprisingly, cohabitation itself was against the […]


How To Deal With a Contested Divorce in Florida

Divorce is a difficult, highly emotional process, especially when spouses are unable to agree and settle. If you’re faced with the possibility of a contested divorce, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure. Fortunately, an experienced Florida divorce attorney can help you deal with the process and see you through to the other side.  Contested vs. […]


What Exactly Does an Uncontested Divorce Mean?

Divorce can be (and often is) messy, financially draining, and emotionally devastating. Add children to the picture, and that pressure essentially doubles. For many divorcing couples, the idea of fighting a court battle against someone they once loved enough to marry is stomach-churning. The truth, however, is that time changes everything, and couples might find […]


How To File a Restraining Order in Florida

A restraining order, also known as an injunction or order of protection, is a court order demanding that the recipient keep a certain minimum distance from the person who sought the order (the victim). A court might, for example, order an abusive domestic partner to stay at least 500 feet away from the person who […]


What’s the Difference Between a Contested Divorce and an Uncontested Divorce?

Florida law provides two paths to obtain a divorce: contested and uncontested. The primary difference between a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce is the agreement between the parties.  Other differences include the time it takes to obtain a divorce and the costs involved. Generally, it is less costly and time-consuming to obtain an uncontested […]


Divorce When You’re a Business Owner: What to Consider

You’ve worked hard to get your business where it is today. If you’re in the middle of a divorce, it’s natural to be anxious about what the divorce will mean for your business. Regardless of whether your spouse was involved in daily business operations, they still may be entitled to part of the business value. […]


What’s the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

Although the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” are frequently used interchangeably, they are not exactly the same thing. It is fair to say that all attorneys are lawyers, but not all lawyers are attorneys. Put succinctly, a lawyer is someone trained in the law, while an attorney is someone who is trained in the law and […]


5 Things To Remember if You’re Up Against False Accusations in Court

Divorces can bring out the worst in people. When you are litigating a divorce, it’s common for one party to lie in an attempt to gain the upper hand. Usually, it’s false accusations of domestic abuse or violence, adultery, or hiding assets.  When you’re in the middle of an already contentious divorce, the last thing […]


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