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The Top Common (But Costly) Financial Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

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For many people, divorce is time consuming and emotionally draining, which explains why some are tempted to make some considerable financial mistakes during the process. While this is understandable, we as attorneys practice in divorce and family law frequently have to address some of the financial fallout from this decision-making, which then makes the… Read More »

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Divorce And Child Custody: Do Men Get A Fair Shake These Days?

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Many parents these days find it difficult to find that right life-balance when it comes to juggling career, child support, and shared custody after divorce. Recently, CNN ran an interesting piece focusing on some perspectives of fathers, in particular, who feel that the system has let them down. Some of these fathers have spent… Read More »

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Florida Appellate Decisions Push Bad Faith Standard & Raise Concerns

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The longstanding standard of what constitutes bad faith in Florida was determined by the Florida Supreme Court almost 40 years ago. The Court determined that an insurer has a duty to use the same degree of care and diligence as someone “of ordinary care and prudence.” Insurers must investigate the facts, give fair consideration… Read More »

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Significant Lawsuit Filed Against Tower Hill Insurance for Fraud & Other Crimes Connected With Hurricane Irma

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In September, a lawsuit was filed against Tower Hill Insurance in Florida, alleging that the company engaged in fraud concerning a number of claims filed by Hurricane Irma victims, defrauding them of money that they are owed. The lawsuit specifically alleges that Tower conspired with two other companies—Humble and Ladder Now—to deny or underpay… Read More »

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Study Finds That Third-Party Bad-Faith Insurance Claims Are Somewhat Out of Control in Florida

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According to a new study, Florida’s third-party bad-faith legal environment increases claim costs for every insured vehicle by an average of $106 per claim, or a total of more than $7 billion in additional claim costs over more than a decade. According to some experts, most of these costs can reportedly be attributed to… Read More »

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Decades after Financial Crisis, Foreclosures Still Haunting Homeowners in Florida & Elsewhere

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While many think of the housing crisis as a thing of the past, in fact, a decade later, it still haunts a number of homeowners, especially in Florida, where many have to deal with foreclosure defense on a daily basis. Just between 2007 and 2016, there were close to eight million foreclosures in the… Read More »

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What Your Kids Need Most From You During & After Divorce

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For anyone who has gone through it or had friends or family go through it, you know that divorce is rarely an “easy” process, especially if it is contentious and children are involved. Some children can go through a variety of worries as a result; worries that include potential guilt, fear of abandonment, fear… Read More »

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How to “Divorce-Proof” Your Business

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When it comes to businesses started during your marriage, you may not realize that, if you do not properly protect that business, it could be split with your ex in the event of divorce. Some individuals even find themselves having to give up their own shares of a company they started – allowing their… Read More »

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Planning For Special Needs Children in Divorce

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While many people realize that getting a divorce while sharing minor children can be complicated, divorcing while sharing children with special needs can be even more complex because parents often have to provide for these children and arrange for their care long after the children are no longer minors. With the rate of divorce… Read More »

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How You Can Address Your Ex Not Paying Child Support

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According to data from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, more than $100 billion is currently pending in back payments owed to parents with custody of their children. In 2011 alone, unpaid child support totaled more than $14 billion. Many people do not realize just how big of an issue failure to pay… Read More »

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