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Can you make handwritten changes to a Marital Settlement Agreement?

What happens when hand written changes are made to a printed Marital Settlement Agreement? In order to settle a divorce case in Florida, both spouses will need to sign a Marital Settlement Agreement (“MSA”). Typically, a MSA is presented in a printed format by one spouse to the other Sometimes, the spouse receiving the proposed …

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My best divorce advice for good parents

My best advice for parents going through a divorce? It’s just like the instructions flight attendants give to passengers at the start of a plane ride. Divorce is traumatic. Even though my ex-spouse is still a good friend, getting a divorced after 20 years was traumatic for me.  When something traumatic happens, people have a …

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Alimony Modification – Change in Circumstance

Alimony Modification – Change in Circumstance from When? In order to request an alimony modification, the person requesting the change has to show the following: There has been a substantial change in circumstance The change was not contemplated; and The change is sufficient, material, permanent, and involuntary. Many divorcing couples resolve their divorce by entering …

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Florida Supreme Court Adopts Rules for Collaborative Divorce

On May 18, 2017 the Florida Supreme Court adopted rules to govern Collaborative Divorce in Florida.  The formal adoption of rules is a welcome development for those of us who are believers in the collaborative divorce process. I also agree with the rule requirements to make sure prospective clients understand the costs and benefits of …

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Does it matter how marital assets and liabilities are titled? | Divorce and Family Law in Sarasota, FL

Does it matter how marital assets and liabilities are titled? The short answer is no.*   Under Florida law, assets acquired during the marriage individual by either spouse, or jointly, are “marital.”   (Unless an exception applies).  The same is true Source: Does it matter how marital assets and liabilities are titled? | Divorce and Family …

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