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May 2016 Archives

8 Ways your spouse could hide assets

The distribution of assets can be one of the most contentious and upsetting steps in a divorce. People use asset division as a chance to hurt each other or penalize them for wrongdoing during the marriage; they stake claims on different things just so their ex can't have them; there are even people who try to hide money and assets to keep them away from an ex.

What are the requirements for parental relocation?

According to the Florida Legislature, a divorced parent is able to relocate more than 50 miles away with a child they have custody of. However, a number of requirements must be satisfied. If you live in Lee County, or elsewhere in the state, and are dealing with parental relocation issues, it is vital to familiarize yourself with the relocation process. Whether you wish to relocate with your child, or prevent someone else from relocating with your child, you should be familiar with the various conditions that must be met.

Reviewing statistics on fatherhood

In 2013, there were more than 70 million fathers across the country, according to estimates published by the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse. Among these fathers, two million were single fathers and over 24 million were married and had a child who was under the age of 18. In Lee County, and across the rest of Florida, understanding fatherhood statistics could help those who are dealing with legal issues related to fathers' rights, such as child custody, visitation, etc.

The differences between marital property and separate property

Whenever a married couple goes through divorce, various challenges can arise. From child support matters to alimony, there are many legal issues involving divorce. However, property division can have a significant impact on those filing for divorce, especially for individuals with a high net worth. In Lee County, and the rest of Florida, people in this position should familiarize themselves with the ins and outs of property division, such as the differences between marital property and separate property.

What is a protective injunction?

According to information published by the Florida Senate, estimates suggested that over one-and-a-half million American adults experienced domestic violence victimization in 2005. During 2008, there were more than 113,000 reports of domestic violence in Florida. If you live in Lee County, or anywhere else in the state, it is important to address domestic violence appropriately if you or a family member have dealt with this matter firsthand. For example, you should understand what a protective injunction is and how it can help protect victims of domestic violence.

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