Domestic violence often plays role in divorce

One-in-four women and one-in-seven men will become victims of severe violence during their lifetimes. Every minute 20 people become victims of intimate partner violence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The statistics are staggering and all too familiar, particularly in cases involving divorce where emotions run high. Such was the case in […]

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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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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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Florida lawmaker files alimony reform legislation

Florida Representative Colleen Burton has fired the first salvo in this year’s attempts to change the state’s alimony laws. In filing HB 943 on Monday, the Lakeland Republican will be working with Republican Senator Kelli Stargel toward passage of this year’s alimony reform legislation. The bill goes a long way toward changing the current system while […]

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