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Keys to Negotiating a Fair Property Settlement

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorce brings a lot of financial upheaval to both spouses, so the terms of the property settlement are key to finding short- and long- term stability as adjustments to additional expenses and less income are made. Florida follows an equitable distribution model for property division, which starts from the premise that the division of… Read More »


How the Law Treats Infidelity in Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Honesty and commitment are the cornerstones of any good relationship, and when adulterous behavior require these qualities be abandoned, divorce is usually quick to follow. Discovering a spouse has been unfaithful is devastating, and for many, the why will never be fully understood. This level of betrayal, and the direct cause of the breakdown… Read More »


Dividing Retirement Benefits In Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

There is no argument that divorce is emotionally devastating, but in addition to the mental stress of this event is the havoc it can cause to a couple’s finances. The costs of divorce come from two primary sources: the expenses of the actual process, which vary widely based upon the complexity of the case… Read More »


How Financial Disclosures Play Into Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Figuring out how much money and assets a person will have at the end of a divorce is a critical issue for all spouses. Dividing one household into two inherently creates new expenses, albeit with the same income, and requires each party to make hard decisions about which costs are truly necessary and which… Read More »


Holding Onto The Family Business After Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Couples who create and/or build a family business during the course of a marriage stand to lose much more than most spouses if divorce becomes a possibility. Family businesses are the backbone of this country, and most are sustained by brand and face loyalty that can easily be disrupted or destroyed if the complications… Read More »


Simplified Vs. Regular Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

When someone makes the decision to get divorced, they typically want to finish the process as soon as possible so they can move on. Many legal, administrative and practical considerations will influence how long a divorce will take. For instance, the law has a minimum amount of time that must pass before a judge… Read More »

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Mishandling The Division Of Retirement Accounts In Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Dividing marital assets in divorce is one of the more painful aspects of this process for many couples. But, most concede the appropriateness of dividing the proceeds of the marital home, furniture, bank accounts and other personal effects as a necessary part of the divorce process. This same understanding tends to be abandoned when… Read More »


Sorting Out The Finances And Possession Of The Marital Home In Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

When a married couple acquires the home they intend to live in for a long time and raise a family, it marks the beginning of a central part of most people’s lives, and naturally causes both spouses to have a strong emotional attachment to the property. A big component of most divorces is dividing… Read More »


What Happens to an Inheritance during Divorce?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

The division of property is one of the more contentious areas of divorce, and it is rare for either spouse to walk away feeling he/she received a fair amount. Only marital property is subject to division in divorce, which generally includes all property acquired during the marriage. Florida requires property division to be equitable,… Read More »


How Much Property Can You Expect in a Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Most couples realize that entering the divorce process means facing the prospect of potentially leaving the relationship with fewer financial resources. Absent a prenuptial agreement, couples should expect to divide their property with the other spouse as a core component of dissolving the marriage. The purpose of property division is to prevent one spouse… Read More »

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