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What Happens to Co-signed Debt after Divorce?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Finances become unavoidably mixed when couples enter into long-term relationships, and married couples experience this even more because of the laws that grant them ownership rights and access to certain assets and accounts. The intertwined financial obligations of spouses can become even deeper if one spouse co-signs for a loan for the benefit of… Read More »

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An Overview of Divorce in Florida

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The decision to divorce has been made, one spouse has moved out, and a semi-workable arrangement for childcare and parenting responsibilities was formed. Now what? Couples seeking to end a marriage understand that divorce is a legal process, but what that actually means and how everything works remains a mystery for most. Given that… Read More »

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Spouses Who Try to Hide Assets in Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The law is structured to make divorce a fair process where each spouse has a clear and accurate picture of the marriage’s finances and income, so an equitable division of assets and support awards may be negotiated or issued. In Florida, assuming the asset is considered part of the marital estate, which generally includes… Read More »

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When to Establish a Guardianship

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Age, the circumstances of life, illness, or an accident can all act to deprive a person of the will or ability to handle his/her own affairs. Generally, being recognized as a legal adult brings with it the right to make key life decisions related to finances, medical care, where to live etc. Retaining these… Read More »

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Challenging the Validity of an Out-of-State Will

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Executing a will is not an issue people think about very often, but it becomes vitally important after a person dies. All wills must go through the probate process, with the principal purpose being to ensure the directions included within it are valid, and if so, that they are followed. Determining the validity of… Read More »

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What You Need to Know about Divorcing with Children

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Conceding a marriage is not working is extremely difficult to admit to one’s partner, but having to tell a child that his/her parents are no longer together is difficult on an entirely different level. Divorce is complicated enough on its own, but adding children into the mix does present additional challenges for many couples…. Read More »

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How Do Pets Factor into Divorce?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Many people love their pets almost as much as their children, and would be devastated if their pets were no longer in their lives. Divorce is one of those situations that often challenges how the possession and care of pets will be divided by the couple, and having children in the mix, who may… Read More »

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Exploring Dispute Alternatives to Get Divorced

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The divorce process is not known for being easy or fast, and couples seeking divorce may be overwhelmed at the prospect of leaving everything for a judge to decide in an atmosphere facilitated by contention and disagreement. Litigation, by its nature, is an adversarial process, and in some cases, this approach is the best… Read More »

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Figuring Out Which Parent Will Pay for Orthodontic Work

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Negotiating the terms of a divorce is a delicate balance, and it is hard to anticipate all the changes that will occur in the future which alter the needs of a child. Child support is meant to cover a variety of costs, but orthodontics is one of those expenses that is hard to predict… Read More »

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Does Retirement Affect Alimony Obligations?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Recent studies have indicated a marked uptick in the amount of older couples deciding to divorce after many years of marriage. With people living longer and financial stability for each spouse less of a concern compared with times past, these older couples seem to place a premium on ensuring they are happy in the… Read More »

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