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Prenuptial Agreements in Florida

By HD Law Partners |

While discussing a prenuptial agreement before getting married can sometimes be difficult, it can also be one of the smartest decisions you ever make. Having an agreement in place in case of a dispute can have a significant impact on your financial security. And while having one in place is always a good idea,… Read More »

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The Legal Ramifications of Lax Oversight at Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo has received its fair share of public scrutiny lately due to lax oversight and various legal violations associated with overseeing banking practices and the bank’s sham accounts scandal. Starting around 2004, internal investigations revealed an increase in “sales gaming cases,” whereby bankers were moving money into and out of customer accounts in… Read More »

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Florida Paternity Rights in Marriage & Divorce

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Paternity rights can be an important element of a child’s (and family’s) life, and help ensure that not only will the child receive the financial support needed in order to succeed, but also have access to certain benefits and information that could be helpful for the sake of their health and future. While the… Read More »

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New Senate Bill 590: Child Support and Parenting Time Plans

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Both the Florida Senate and House passed Senate Bill 590 in May 2017. The bill will go into effect on January 1, 2018. What does Senate Bill 590 mean? Below are a few adjustments that will go into effect in January 2018, as discussed in a previous blog post regarding the FL alimony bill… Read More »

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Selecting the Right Divorce Attorney

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When you’re contemplating or already engaged in the process of going through a divorce, ensuring that you work with the right divorce attorney is crucial. While you may be considering contacting attorneys referred to you by family or friends, perhaps you also found some law firms online that practice divorce law locally. But how… Read More »

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) in Florida?

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When parents get divorced and/or otherwise go through a child custody dispute, sometimes the court will appoint what’s known as a Guardian Ad Litem to represent the child’s best interests (as a neutral third party). Guardians Ad Litem have typically completed mandatory training courses in order to become advocates, and effectively end up serving… Read More »

What is a Collaborative Divorce?

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Going through formal divorce proceedings can be expensive with court costs and attorneys’ fees. One alternative option to seeking a divorce is a collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorces have become increasingly popular, are less expensive, and are less adversarial than traditional litigation. What is a Collaborative Divorce?  A collaborative divorce is where the parties and their… Read More »

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Differences in Fees between Florida Condominium & Homeowners’ Associations

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There are some key differences when it comes to the management of condominium versus homeowners associations in Florida. For example, this includes the ability to charge capital contribution fees, or the one-time charges associated with any transfer of title part of the association. For Florida homeowners’ associations, these fees typically range from $400 to… Read More »

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Florida Court of Appeals Upholds Protection of Insurance Company’s Trade Secrets

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On Monday March 20th, a Florida appeals court sided with State Farm Florida concerning a dispute over whether insurance policy information can technically be considered a “trade secret” shielded from public disclosure. Insurance policy information frequently contains confidential business information which, if viewed by other companies, could provide them with a competitive advantage. While… Read More »

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Homeowners Associations and Housing Restrictive Covenants in Florida

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The latest developments surrounding a ban that Florida’s Suntree Master Homeowners Association wants to place on allowing sexual offenders and sexual predators to live on the property has made news headlines. This housing restriction sheds light on what rights homeowners associations and other property managers have in terms of setting particular standards for residential… Read More »

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