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What To Expect… Divorce

A divorce is a painful and difficult experience. If you understand the functions and limitations of the legal system, the process becomes more tolerable. Florida’s divorce system is based on the principle of “no-fault,” meaning that a divorce will be granted if either party believes that the marriage is over. Generally, the causes of the failure of the marriage are …

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The Engagement is Off – Who Gets The Ring?

THE ENGAGEMENT IS OFF – WHO GETS THE RING?              A broken engagement is sad, painful and confusing — and then you argue over who gets to keep the ring. There is no one right answer. It depends on how the courts in your state classify the ring (i.e., a gift); and sometimes the courts will consider the reasons behind …

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Pets and Divorce

Do you have a pet that you consider part of the family? Many people consider their pets as family, their “furry children”. Well, under Florida law, our fuzzy little friends are considered mere property not unlike a table or the flat screen TV. Florida courts will not order time sharing arrangements for pets, they are treated like personal property and …