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Could My Spouse Get a Share of My Medical Practice During Our Divorce?

By Williams & Varsegi, LLC |

Doctors The Florida Department of Health reports that there are nearly 90,000 physicians who hold a medical license to practice in Florida. Many of whom own their own professional practice. You may be wondering: Could my spouse be entitled to a share of my medical practice during our divorce? In Florida, the answer is… Read More »

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Your Guide to Ex Parte Child Custody Petitions in Florida

By Williams & Varsegi, LLC |

Are you a divorced or separated parent who is concerned about the health and safety of your child? If your co-parent is putting your kid at risk, it could be time to seek an emergency custody order on an ex parte basis. Within this article, our Boca Raton child custody attorneys highlight the key… Read More »

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Can a Spouse Claim a Share of Your Business If You are Getting Divorce in Florida?

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It is hard to end a marriage—especially if you are a business owner. You may have a lot of questions or concerns about the future of your company, including: Can my spouse claim a share of my business? The answer depends largely on whether or not your company is deemed marital property or separate… Read More »

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What Happens if Adoptive Parents End Up Filing for Divorce?

By Williams & Varsegi, LLC |

Adoption is a wonderful way to grow your family. Each year, thousands of couples in Florida finalize their adoption. You may be wondering: How does divorce work if there are adoptive parents? The short answer is that the divorce process for adoptive parents is not fundamentally different from the divorce process for any other… Read More »

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Four Advantages of Keeping Your Hight Net Worth Divorce Out of Court

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As difficult—and fiercely contested—as a divorce can be, most are settled outside of court. According to data cited by Forbes, only a small share of divorce are actually resolved through a trial. Indeed, as many as 98 percent of divorce cases nationwide end up being uncontested divorces. For high net worth couples, there are… Read More »

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New Florida Family Law Rules Gives Some Divorcing Couples the Right to Waive the Filing of Financial Affidavits With the Court (Uncontested Divorce)

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According to a report from the Florida Bar Association, the Florida Supreme Court will allow a new rule that grants some divorcing couples in the state the right to waive financial affidavit filing requirements. The rule—which takes effect later this year—is designed to help make the process less complex for some couples going through… Read More »

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Do Parents Testify in a Child Custody Case in Florida?

By Williams & Varsegi, LLC |

Are you going through a custody dispute in South Florida? It is crucial that you know the steps to take to protect your parental rights. You may be wondering: Will I testify in my custody case? While the answer depends on a number of specific case-specific factors—parents often do testify if a custody case… Read More »

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An Overview of Florida’s New Law Regarding the Rights of ‘Unwed Fathers’

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Earlier this year, Florida lawmakers passed and Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 775 (HB 775) into law. The bill reforms our state’s parental laws for unwed fathers. Specifically, it creates a presumption of equality of parental rights for unwed mothers and unwed fathers—assuming that legal paternity rights have been established. Within this article,… Read More »

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An Overview of How Florida’s 2023 Spousal Support Reform Changes Durational Alimony

By Williams & Varsegi, LLC |

Earlier this year, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a comprehensive spousal support reform package into law (Senate Bill 1416 (SB 1416)). The legislation brings dramatic changes to durational alimony in our state. While it can still be awarded in Florida, there are no more strict limitations on the length and amount of durational amount. Here,… Read More »

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What to Know About the New Changes to Child Time-Sharing in Florida (An Automatic Presumption for 50/50 Time-Sharing)

By Williams & Varsegi, LLC |

Custody and visitation are key issues for divorcing/separating parents. Recently, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a reform bill that changes child time-sharing in our state. Under the new law, Florida will presume that a 50-50 time-sharing split is inherently in the best interest of the child. Notably, it is a rebuttable presumption. Here, our Boca… Read More »

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