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

By Williams & Varsegi, LLC |

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?

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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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A Guide to Florida’s Alimony Reform (2023)

By Williams & Varsegi, LLC |

Recently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1416 (SB 1416) into law. SB 1416 is a significant reform to the state’s spousal support laws. Among other things, the legislation effectively ends permanent alimony in Florida. The new law officially took effect in the state on July 1st, 2023. Within this article, our Boca… Read More »

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The Five Big Mistakes that Business Owners Should Avoid When Going Through a Divorce in Florida

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Are you a business owner preparing to end your marriage in Florida? It is crucial that you develop a proactive plan to protect your company and your personal financial interests. Dealing with a business in a divorce can be especially daunting. Too many business owners in Florida make avoidable mistakes that adversely impact their… Read More »

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Federal Employee Getting Divorced In Florida? What You Need To Know

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There are federal workers in every state. According to World Population Review, Florida has nearly 90,000 federal employees—the fifth highest of any state. For federal workers (and spouses), divorce can be especially complicated. While the case is still largely governed by Florida law, federal regulations may impact the division of retirement benefits. In this… Read More »

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High Net Worth Divorce And Equitable Distribution: Investments

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One of the hardest parts of getting a divorce is dividing property. For high income couples, splitting assets is even more challenging. There is a lot at stake—and you may own many different types of complex property, including investment interests. Here, our Boca Raton equitable distribution attorney provides an overview of the most important… Read More »

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