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Four Signs Your Spouse is Hiding Assets During Divorce

By Koether Law, P.A. |

The division of marital property is one of the most stressful and contentious parts of any divorce case. Florida follows equitable distribution laws, meaning that property is divided fairly between the spouses, which does not always mean equally. Marital property refers to any asset or liability acquired by either or both spouses during the… Read More »

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Permanent Alimony No Longer Possible In Florida

By Koether Law, P.A. |

For years, the Florida legislature has been trying to reform alimony laws in the state. Now, they have been successful with SB 1416, which went into effect on July 1, 2023. The law includes a number of changes, including eliminating permanent alimony and changing the duration of alimony when marriages were of a certain… Read More »

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Four Frequently Asked Questions About Time-Sharing in Florida

By Koether Law, P.A. |

Unlike most other states in the country, Florida law does not recognize the term ‘child custody’. Instead, the terms ‘parental responsibility’ and ‘time-sharing’ are used. The law was changed many years ago to reflect the fact that no parent should ever merely visit their child, but that each parent should have an equal right… Read More »

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The Three Biggest Property Division Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

By Koether Law, P.A. |

Of all the terms of divorce you will have to resolve, those involving the division of property are some of the most contentious. Florida is an equitable distribution state, meaning marital assets are divided fairly, which does not necessarily mean equally. Marital assets include any property that was accumulated during the marriage. The property… Read More »

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Is Divorce Mediation Required in Florida?

By Koether Law, P.A. |

If you are about to get a divorce, you may think you have a long and bitter courtroom battle ahead of you. Fortunately, your case may not have to be that way. You and your spouse can reach an agreement resolving all the terms of your divorce. These terms include property division, child custody,… Read More »

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How is Debt Handled During Divorce?

By Koether Law, P.A. |

Many people are aware that divorce involves the process of dividing the marital assets between the two parties. However, all marital property is subject to division, and that includes marital debt. Due to the fact that creditors and lenders are not legally bound by the terms of a divorce decree, post-divorce debt can become… Read More »

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Five Steps to Take if You are Thinking of Divorce

By Koether Law, P.A. |

No marriage is perfect and even the happiest of unions are bound to hit rough patches at one point or another. Sometimes, though, the situation has become so and, or even so unhealthy, that one or both spouses see no other solution than divorce. Making the decision to divorce is extremely difficult. It is… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Florida Alimony Reform in 2023

By Koether Law, P.A. |

Recently, a bill was introduced in the Florida legislature that would greatly reform the alimony laws of the state. It is now on its way for Governor DeSantis to sign. If passed, the alimony laws in the Sunshine State will significantly change. The law will apply to all divorce cases that are still pending… Read More »

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What is Malicious Parent Syndrome?

By Koether Law, P.A. |

Ending a marriage is never easy but when a divorce involves children, it can become even more contentious. Afterwards, even though a legal dispute may be resolved, people often still hold onto feelings of bitterness and resentment. Sometimes, they may even use their children as a way to hurt their former spouse. In extreme… Read More »

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5 Common Questions During Divorce

By Koether Law, P.A. |

Going through a divorce is a confusing time. You will feel many emotions, have to make important decisions, and think about protecting your future. It can all be very overwhelming and you will likely have many questions. Below, our Brandon divorce attorney provides the answers to five of the most common questions we hear…. Read More »

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