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We Lived Together Before Getting Married—Will that Affect Our Divorce?

By Gale H. Moore |

Many people move in with their partner before they officially tie the knot. Indeed, the Pew Research Center reports that nearly two thirds of Americans lived with their partner before they got married. Often referred to as ‘cohabitating’, many people believe that this type of arrangement offers useful advantages. You may be wondering: Does… Read More »

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Divorce Mediation in Florida: Four Common Mistakes to Avoid

By Gale H. Moore |

One of the most popular forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is mediation. As mediation is a non-adversarial and collaborative process, it can be especially effective in family law settings. If you are like most people who are going through a divorce, you want to reach a reasonable, amicable divorce settlement without getting stuck… Read More »

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Three Common Divorce ‘Delay’ Tactics (And How to Overcome Them)

By Gale H. Moore |

You do not need your spouse’s permission to get a divorce. As explained by the Florida Bar Association, you have the right to file for divorce on the grounds that your marriage is irretrievably broken. While your partner cannot stop the divorce, they may be able to slow down progress and delay the process…. Read More »

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Can a Judge Order Us to Go Through Marriage Counseling Before We Get Divorced?

By Gale H. Moore |

The decision to get a divorce is a difficult one. Every couple has to face their own unique issues.  In some cases, married couples go through months or years of counseling before deciding that a divorce is the right option. In other cases, one or both partners may simply have no interest in counseling…. Read More »

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Florida Divorce and Estate Planning: What You Need to Know

By Gale H. Moore |

Your life is deeply intertwined with the life of your spouse. One of the main reasons why divorce is so challenging is that there is simply a lot that needs to be untangled. Not only is this true on an emotional level, but it is also true on a more mundane, practical level. For… Read More »

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Four Tips to Help You Minimize Conflict During Divorce

By Gale H. Moore |

Divorce is a normal part of life. The American Psychological Association reports that 19 percent of marriages end in the first five years and 48 percent of marriages end in the first 20 years. Still, as common as it is, ending a marriage is never easy—and in the worst cases, a divorce could turn… Read More »

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Florida Divorce: The Importance of an Accurate Business Valuation

By Gale H. Moore |

Are you a business owner going through a divorce in Florida? If so, you need to take proactive steps to protect both your personal and professional interests. Business owners face some unique challenges in divorce. The last thing you want is for your marital separation to cause problems for your business. Depending on the… Read More »

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What Should I Bring to a Divorce Consultation?

By Gale H. Moore |

Divorce is stressful and complicated. If you are considering separation, it is entirely normal to feel intimidated and overwhelmed by the gravity of the process. The good news is that you are not alone. Professional guidance and support is available. Generally, it is best to set up an initial consultation to discuss your case… Read More »

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Divorce in Florida: Do You Have to Give the Ring Back?

By Gale H. Moore |

Engagement rings and wedding rings are notoriously expensive. According to the most recent industry data, Americans now spend an average of $6,000 on rings. Of course, many people spend far more than that—in fact, an engagement ring may be one of the more valuable assets a couple owns. This raises an important question: Do… 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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