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April 2016 Archives

Lessons from the Panama Papers

In all of the recent press surrounding the Panama Papers, the unique issues of high-asset divorce have once again come into the public spotlight. The data leak highlights the issue of hidden assets, a significant concern for anyone going through a divorce, but particularly those who have considerable assets to divide in a marital property settlement.

Unmarried fathers and paternity establishment

For unmarried fathers, there are a number of reasons why paternity establishment is essential. For example, biological fathers in Lee County and throughout the state of Florida will not have certain rights until paternity is established. As a result, it is critical for fathers who are in this position to understand the paternity establishment process and protect their rights as the father of a child.

Identifying and addressing domestic violence

Domestic violence takes many forms, according to the Florida Legislature. If you or a loved one have been assaulted, kidnapped, stalked or sexually assaulted by someone in your family, it is crucial to address what took place and prevent these types of violence from occurring again in the future. At Fried and Fried, P.A., our law firm understands how physically and emotionally devastating domestic violence can be for families in Lee County, and across the state of Florida.

Why should I establish paternity?

Establishing paternity provides fathers, mothers and children with a number of benefits. If you live in Lee County, or anywhere else in the state of Florida, it is important to understand the advantages of paternity establishment. Whether you sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form or take a DNA test, establishing legal fatherhood is crucial.

Taking a look at the equitable division of marital property

In Florida, property is distributed in an equitable manner between high asset couples who divorce. In Lee County, and across the state, it is essential for those with a high net worth to realize the possible financial impact of separating from their spouse and thoroughly assess their circumstances. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2014 divorce rate in Florida was 4.0 per 1,000 of the population, which reveals the prevalence of separation throughout the state.

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