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Commingling Assets in Florida: What You Need to Know

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It is not uncommon for married couples to share their property. Indeed, many couples handle virtually all of their finances using joint bank accounts. When they do so, they are essentially commingling their assets. To be clear, there is nothing wrong with commingling assets. For many married couples in Florida, it is effective and… Read More »

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Your Guide to Serving Divorce Papers in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

When a civil complaint is filed in a Florida court, a notification must be delivered to the opposing party. This is often referred to as “service of process” or “being served papers”. As a divorce is technically a type of lawsuit, the spouse who files for divorce has an obligation to serve divorce papers… Read More »

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Same Sex Divorce in Florida: What LGBT Parents Should Know About Custody & Visitation

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

In the 2014 case of Brenner v. Scott, the Florida Supreme Court determined that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. Not taking effect until 2015, the decision helped pave the way to marriage equality in Florida. Of course, true marriage equality means that some same sex couples, just like some heterosexual couples,… Read More »

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An Overview of Florida’s Child Relocation Law

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A parent who has sole custody of their child can move to a new community without restrictions. However, if you have shared custody, there are strict rules in place regarding “relocation” of a child. You must follow the proper procedures before moving more than 50 miles away from your current residence. Here, our Tampa… Read More »

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The Three Most Common Reasons to Get a Post Divorce Modification in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Most people feel a major sense of relief after finalizing their divorce. While it is often bittersweet, a finalized divorce lets both parties start to move forward with their lives. That being said, if the former spouses still have ongoing obligations to each other, a divorce agreement/judgment is not always set in stone—it may… Read More »

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An Overview of the Collaborative Divorce Process Act

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Most divorce couples want to find amicable, low conflict solutions. Few people truly go into a divorce wanting a fight. Although divorces certainly have the potential to turn nasty, fierce disputes can often be avoided. In Florida, there is a legal process called “collaborative divorce” that is designed to encourage separating couples to work… Read More »

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What to Do If Your Ex Falls Behind on Alimony Payments

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Under Florida law (Florida Statutes  § 61.08), one spouse may be ordered to pay their former partner alimony following a marital separation. As a general rule, this tends to occur when the marriage lasted for a substantial period of time and there is a gap in the current and future economic prospects of each… Read More »

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Is Same Sex Divorce Different in Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Same sex marriage has been legally recognized in Florida since early January of 2015—when the state court case of Brenner v. Scott went into effect. Less than six months later, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same sex marriage nationwide. Now, same sex couples have the right to get married—and divorced—in every… Read More »

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Four Tips to Avoid a Damaging Divorce

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We all know how divorce is portrayed — it is nasty and damaging process. You have probably heard plenty of horror stories about divorce. Fortunately, it does not have to be that way. While it is never easy, many divorcing couples in Florida are able to come to low-conflict resolutions that work for all… Read More »

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What Happens If You Fail to Respond to Divorce Papers in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Were you served divorce papers in Florida? If so, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights. After being served with divorce papers, it is in your best interest to submit a response. To be clear, the failure to respond to divorce papers will not stop your marriage from ending — the… Read More »

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