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Remarrying After a Florida Divorce: 3 Things You Should Know

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In the US, remarriage laws, just like divorce laws, vary by state. When thinking about remarrying after a divorce, it is advisable to consult your attorney. Since there are no universal laws governing marriage, your priority before making any crucial decision should be to familiarize yourself with your state’s law. A qualified family law/divorce… Read More »

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Default Judgement: What Is It in Divorce?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Under the Florida law, if a married couple faces issues that they cannot reconcile, they are free to file for divorce without any of them having to prove who is at fault. In addition, when one spouse forwards a petition for dissolution of marriage, the other party has a limited amount of time to… Read More »

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4 Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorce is not only emotionally draining but also financially draining due to what the process that comes with it. One of the draining matters you might have to handle during a divorce is the issue of child custody. You might also find yourself worrying about how assets will be divided between you and the… Read More »

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‘Custody Battles’ and How to Battle Through Them

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

One of the most contested issues in the context of a divorce is who will keep the children and who will make the day-to-day as well as long-term decisions affecting the children’s lives, health, education, and upbringing. Florida uses the term ‘time sharing’ to discuss what is traditionally known as custody. However, the statute… Read More »

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Eight Points to Prevent the Delay of Your Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Florida law contemplates two types of divorce. An uncontested divorce occurs when both parties agree that the dissolution of the marriage is the best choice for them. Ideally, the parties also agree on all other matters ancillary to the dissolution of the marriage. These include division of property, spousal support (alimony), child custody and… Read More »

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Who gets what in a divorce?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Once a couple decides to dissolve their marriage or one of the parties is considering filing for divorce, many questions come to mind. Financial stability following the divorce is always in the mind of the parties. The way in which the assets and debts will be split between the parties is a frequent question… Read More »

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Divorce in Times of COVID-19

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The lockdown orders put in place across the United States and the world have caused couples and families to spend more time at home than usual. This can undoubtedly create tensions. In fact, divorce rates are expected to increase during this period. Florida courts have put in place special measures to ensure that certain… Read More »

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Who guards Florida professional guardians?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

What is a professional guardian? The Florida Statutes define a guardian as “a person who has been appointed by the court to act on behalf of a ward’s person or property, or both.” A Ward is “a person for whom a guardian has been appointed.” Guardians can be appointed as “limited” or “plenary.” A… Read More »

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Divorcing With A Special Needs Child

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorces are challenging under any circumstances. However, if two parents are facing a divorce and have a special needs child, their concerns are greater regarding the emotional and financial protection of their child. The complexity involved in caring for a special needs child can compound an already difficult situation. Children with special needs oftentimes… Read More »

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Alimony in Florida: How Much and for How Long?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

What constitutes alimony? Alimony is the term used to describe payments that a spouse makes to their former partner following the dissolution of a marriage. Under Chapter 61 Section 8 of the Florida Statutes, and in relation with a divorce proceeding, a court may order alimony payments to be made in lump sums or… Read More »

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