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What Is the Role of a Guardian Ad Litem in Your Child Custody Dispute?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorce is hard on a family, because all aspects of each spouse’s lives are analyzed in an effort to sever the union. If minor children are involved, a further issue regarding custody must be addressed. Child-related issues are especially stressful, and courts view all these decisions in terms of what is in the best… Read More »


Does Being Pregnant Affect Getting Divorced?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Circumstances do not always permit ending a relationship at a convenient time, and in most cases, a person must make whatever adjustments are necessary to cope with the change. One issue that is particularly complicated to address when one or both spouses want to divorce is the pregnancy of the wife while the case… Read More »


Can You Control How Child Support Is Spent?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Supporting one’s children is a natural and obvious obligation most parents are more than willing to fulfill. Issues arise, however, when a parent is ordered to pay child support, and by necessity must give control over how the money is spent to the former partner or spouse. Money is a precious resource, and parents… Read More »


Child Support in a High Net-Worth Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

A parent’s obligation to support his/her child does not end at the courthouse doorstep simply because a divorce is granted. This mandatory responsibility continues until the child becomes an adult, and is subject to court oversight for its establishment, modification, enforcement, and termination. Florida has a formula for calculating the monthly child support amount… Read More »

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When a Spouse Litigates Divorce in Bad Faith

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorce is well-known to be a challenging process, primarily because two people who no longer want to be together must find some ability to cooperate to end their connection in a reasonable manner. Without this cooperation, every issue must be litigated and left to the court to decide. While negotiation and settlement are ideal,… Read More »


Divorce and Dividing an Interest in a Business

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The most valuable assets many couples own are not tangible, such as real estate or rare collectibles, but instead, are drawn from investments stakes in retirement accounts, the stock market, annuity funds, and the like. From small businesses to large corporations, millions of Americans have a substantial portion of their livelihood invested in companies,… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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