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SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR DIVORCE

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Deciding to divorce and moving forward with it is painful, especially if you feel you are the wronged party.  Having your family and friends as a support system is important.  But, social media isn’t the place for that support.  Those rants about your spouse and sarcastic comments could negatively impact the outcome of your… Read More »

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Why You Need to Consider A Collaborative Divorce Even if You Think You Don’t Need One

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

You might be thinking that a Collaborative Process is not a process that you need for your divorce.  If you and your spouse have agreed to everything concerning your children, the division of assets and liabilities, support, etc., then you probably don’t need the Collaborative Process.  If you haven’t resolved all issues, whether a… Read More »

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How Do I Prepare for Mediation in My Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Most counties in Florida require divorce cases to go to mediation before the matter is tried.  The hope is that all, or at least some, of the issues will be resolved at mediation without Court intervention. So, how do I prepare for mediation? Work with your attorney to prepare for mediation. Schedule a time… Read More »

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What Kind of Mediator is the Best Fit for Your Divorce?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When you divorce through mediation, you choose to work with a neutral third party to reach an appropriate divorce settlement through a series of guided, productive discussions with your spouse. Not all mediators approach these discussions the same way; some are far more “hands on” than others. Whether you and your spouse would benefit… Read More »

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Classifying Marital and Nonmarital Property

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When a married couple gets divorced in the Orlando area, part of the divorce process involves property division or property distribution. This is a process in which the court divides marital assets and liabilities according to a theory known as equitable distribution. When property is distributed equitably, it is divided between the parties in… Read More »

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Can an Out of State Domestic Violence Order Affect My Florida Parental Rights?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Any presence of domestic violence in your life, whether it is an isolated incident that occurred in your past, a restraining order, or a criminal charge, can affect your parental rights in Florida. It does not matter if your charge or restraining order is from another state. Although Florida typically creates timesharing arrangements that… Read More »

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Do I Still Have to Pay Alimony if I File for Bankruptcy?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

If you have an alimony order, you are familiar with the financial pressure it can put on you each month, especially when you are also dealing with personal debt. Though it can be tempting to just ignore your alimony order or pay less than you are required to pay, do not give into this… Read More »

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How Does a Divorce Settlement Affect a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

There are many ways your divorce settlement can affect your Chapter 13 bankruptcy and vice versa.  Completing Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a lengthy process, typically taking three to five years to complete. During this time, many aspects of your life may change, including a possibility of divorce. If you are working through Chapter 13… Read More »

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Do I Need a Parenting Plan?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

The divorce process in Florida can be complicated and frustrating, especially when there are minor children from the marriage, but it can be easier and less contentious with the help of a family lawyer who has experience with collaborative divorce. Many couples in Orlando who are just beginning the divorce process have friends and… Read More »

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Collaborative Divorce and Its Benefits

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

For families in Orlando who are considering divorce but have concerns about the contentious aspects of a traditional divorce process, you should consider collaborative divorce and its many benefits. As you may know, the state of Florida recently enacted a collaborative law process, which is defined under Fla. Stat. § 61.56 as “a process… Read More »

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