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Category Archives: Divorce

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Protect Your Business Assets in Divorce: Here’s How

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

For most people, their biggest concern during divorce is their children. Business owners, however, have an additional concern to consider: their livelihood. If you own a business and are either in the midst of a divorce, are considering filing for a divorce, or have recently filed for divorce, there are precautions you need to… Read More »

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Five Financial Mistakes You Can Make During Divorce

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

According to findings published on HuffPost, the average American divorce costs between $15,000 and $20,000. For most people, that amount is a sizeable down payment on a home or a year’s worth of college tuition. For most people, the cost of divorce is unaffordable. If you are about to embark on a Florida divorce,… Read More »

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Throwing Out Your Divorce Settlement: It IS Possible

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Sometimes, divorce cases can go smoothly and without a hiccup, sometimes there are a few potential snags but the couples work past them, and sometimes divorces are so ugly it forces even their attorneys to wonder how the parties were married in the first place. In these latter instances, parties may feel compelled to… Read More »

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Is Child Support Necessary if the Parents Split Custody 50/50?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

There are a lot of misconceptions about Florida child support, but by far one of the biggest is that child support is only necessary if one parent has more custody than the other. This is not the case. While the ideal situation is one in which both parents are responsible for exactly 50 percent… Read More »

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Emotional Abuse, Divorce, and Child Custody

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Despite popular belief, the signs of abuse do not always come in the form of bruises and broken bones; sometimes, abuse can result in emotional distress, fear, feelings of inadequacy, and dependency. The latter type of injuries is the result of emotional abuse, which is just as damaging as physical abuse, and just as… Read More »

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Are States On Their Way to Implementing Pet Custody Laws?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

According to the CDC, the U.S. fertility rate is at an all-time low, with only 59.8 babies born per 1000 women in the first quarter of 2016. At the height of the baby boom, the numbers were double that. However, just because people are having babies less does not mean that their paternal instincts… Read More »

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The Basics of Bridge-the-Gap Alimony in Florida

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

In Florida, there are five types of alimony that a divorcee may be awarded or obligated to pay: pendente lite, bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational, and permanent (Florida Statute 61.08). Each type of alimony serves a distinct purpose, and each is awarded for a maximum length of time, with permanent being the only type of alimony… Read More »

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