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Asset Tracing and Divorce in Florida: What is it is and Why it Might Be Needed

By Gale H. Moore |

Are you getting a divorce in Pinellas County? It is imperative that you have all of the financial information that you need to protect your rights and your interests. Your spouse has an obligation to make full and comprehensive financial disclosures. Unfortunately, in some cases, people try to hide property. This is where asset… Read More »

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Clearing Up Four Misconceptions About Collaborative Divorce in Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

Going through a divorce in Pinellas County? You may be considering using the collaborative law process. Under Florida law (Florida Statutes §61.56(3)), collaborative law is “a process intended to resolve a collaborative matter without intervention” from a traditional court. It can be a great option for many divorcing couples. At the Law Office of… Read More »

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When Will a Court Order an Unequal Division of Property in a High Net Worth Divorce Case in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Getting a divorce is hard—and can be even more so if you are part of a high income and/or high asset couple. The greater your net-worth, the greater the risk that a deep dispute arises over property division. In Florida, a court could award an unequal distribution of assets in a divorce case if… Read More »

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Is a Divorce Mediation Agreement Enforceable in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Mediation can be a great option to resolve your divorce without a big fight. Under Florida law (Florida Statutes § 44.102), mediation is defined as “an informal and non adversarial process with the objective of helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement.” When a successful resolution is reached, mediation ends… Read More »

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Five Financial Risks to Be Aware of If You are Preparing for a Divorce in Florida

By Gale H. Moore |

Divorce is complicated. You have probably heard plenty of horror stories about people who have been financially damaged—sometimes even financially ruined—by a difficult divorce. The good news is that it does not have to be that way. At the Law Office of Gale H. Moore P.A., we help clients prepare for the financial risks… Read More »

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Can You Change Attorneys in the Middle of a Divorce in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Are you going through a divorce in Florida? It is crucial that you have professional legal representation. Divorce is complicated. The right attorney can protect your family law rights and your financial interests. You may want to ask: Can I change my lawyer during the middle of the divorce process? In Florida, the answer… Read More »

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Do Florida’s New Alimony Law Apply Retroactively?

By Gale H. Moore |

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a collection of family law reforms. One piece of legislation—Senate Bill 1416 (SB 1416)—dramatically changed spousal support in our state. Most notably, SB 1416 ended permanent alimony. The law also made other key changes that are expected to lead to a collective reduction in the amount of alimony… Read More »

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Family Law Reform in Florida: What Parents Should Know About the State’s New Child Time-Sharing Law

By Gale H. Moore |

Earlier this year, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that reformed our state’s child time-sharing laws. For divorced or separated parents who share young children, it is crucial that you understand the impact of these reforms. Here, our Clearwater child custody attorney provides a detailed account of the key things separated parents should know… Read More »

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When Will a Court in Florida Order Supervised Visitation (Time-Sharing)?

By Gale H. Moore |

A parent’s relationship with their child is important. A parent without primary legal or physical custody will still often have visitation rights. In Florida, the term “visitation” falls under “child time-sharing.” In some limited cases, a court may require supervision for parental rights. This occurs when supervised visitation is deemed necessary to protect the… Read More »

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Florida Family Law Reform: Understanding the New Rules for Durational Alimony

By Gale H. Moore |

Senate Bill 1416 (SB 1416) was signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earlier this year. The legislation reforms our state’s alimony laws—including the standard for durational alimony. At the Law Office of Gale H. Moore P.A., we help people navigate the full range of divorce issues. Here, our Clearwater spousal support attorney… Read More »

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