Get finances in order before the divorce

If you are going through or preparing to go through a divorce, you likely know that money plays a big role in the “uncoupling finances” process. There are joint bank accounts to consider, joint credit cards, the marital home and other fiances you may own jointly. How long you were married likely will impact just how […]

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Same-sex marriage opens adoption option

For same-sex couples who have children, either through birth or adoption, often only one of the two is the legal parent. However, as the tide has changed, and same-sex marriage is becoming legal in more states, couples that have children are finding a secondary benefit to marriage – being able to legally adopt their partner’s […]

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Appellate court: Alimony too low, try again

You may have read stories recently about the divorce battle taking place between hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin and his estranged wife Anne Dias Griffin. She has claimed expenses of nearly $1 million per month, which she says is needed to support herself, her three children and their four nannies. While not everyone lives that […]

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Second alimony reform bill filed

Florida Senator Kelli Stargel has joined her legislative colleague Representative Colleen Burton in filing a bill designed to change the state’s alimony reform laws. As I wrote on Tuesday, Burton’s bill ( HB 943 ) goes a long way toward changing the current system, while at the same time appeasing those who have been against […]

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