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What Can I Expect at a Divorce Mediation?

By Gale H. Moore |

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that can be especially effective in the family law setting, including in divorce cases. As explained by the Florida Courts, the mediation process is designed to get both sides in the same room, talking to each other in a productive manner and working together with the… Read More »

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How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

Are you preparing to file for divorce in Clearwater, Florida? If so, you may be wondering: How long will it take before my divorce case to be finalized? This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more information about your specific situation. How long it takes to get divorced in Florida can vary… Read More »

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Collaborative Divorce in Florida: The Use of Expert Witnesses

By Gale H. Moore |

Witness testimony can be an important part of a legal case. There are different types of witnesses. An eyewitness can testify as to what actually happened — meaning they can help to establish the basic facts and provide important details. On the other hand, an expert witness is a person who possesses special knowledge… Read More »

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Divorce and Social Security Benefits

By Gale H. Moore |

Social Security benefits are an important part of the ‘three-legged stool’ that makes up the retirement security in the United States. Yet, many people simply do not understand their Social Security benefits. Indeed, a study from the National Retirement Institute found that more than 90 percent of Americans lack a comprehensive understanding of their… Read More »

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August is One of the Leading Months for Divorce Filings in the United States

By Gale H. Moore |

In general, August is viewed as a bit of a ‘laid back’ month — families go on vacation, people relax and enjoy the end of summer, and even the United States Congress goes into its annual recess. With this in mind, it may be surprising to learn that August is actually one of the… Read More »

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Five Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce

By Gale H. Moore |

In Florida, couples who are separating have the option to use the state’s collaborative divorce process. It is an approach to divorce that tries to put everyone — both spouses and their attorneys — on the same team. Even more so than mediation, collaborative divorce emphasizes the advantages of working together and finding mutually… Read More »

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What is ‘Dissipation of Assets’ and How Does it Affect a Divorce in Florida?

By Gale H. Moore |

In Florida, a divorcing couple’s marital assets must be divided in an equitable manner. Equitable is not always equal. What constitutes a ‘fair’ distribution of property will depend entirely on the specific circumstances of marriage. If one spouse ‘dissipated’ assets — meaning they wasted, abused, or improperly depleted assets — a Florida court has… Read More »

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Four Things You Need to Know About Taxes and Divorce

By Gale H. Moore |

Getting a divorce can be complicated, stressful, and emotionally challenging. With so much going on, it is easy for some more mundane things, such as tax issues, to get overlooked. That being said, forgetting about taxes could be a major financial mistake — a divorce has the potential to have significant tax consequences. You… Read More »

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Four Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Florida Family Law Mediation

By Gale H. Moore |

Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that can help family members work out their issues in a informal venue outside of a traditional courtroom. As explained by the Florida Courts, mediation is “voluntary” and “confidential” — the process is set up to help parties reach a mutually agreeable settlement. If you… Read More »

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Five Common Divorce Mistakes You Should Avoid

By Gale H. Moore |

Going through a divorce can be stressful and overwhelming. If you are preparing for divorce in Florida, it is essential that you know how to protect your emotional well-being, your family, and your legal rights. Unfortunately, many people make mistakes in divorce — as a consequence, the process becomes even more difficult. Here, our… Read More »

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