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Impact Of A Non-Compete Agreement In Business Valuation During Divorce

For business owners going through divorce, the value of the business is often a source of contention for the two parties.  The value of goodwill is always debatable, even if you are selling a business to a 3rd party that has no involvement in the divorce matter.  A recent Florida Court of Appeals case (Schmidt […]

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Is Jewelry A Marital Asset During Divorce?

I look at people’s financial situations during divorce cases every week.  One area that couples going through divorce can easily create financial errors at, is evaluating jewelry.  Sometimes that is to your benefit and sometimes not.  But it is important that you understand how the law views jewelry in a divorce matter and evaluate your […]

Will Cell Phone Spyware Help You In Family Court?

Wanna catch your spouse doing something they aren’t supposed to? Concerned what is being said about you behind your back by the other parent? The kids are up to something and you just can’t seem to catch them? A new wave of spyware that lets you snoop on other people’s cell phones seems to becoming […]

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Avoid Regret When Signing A Settlement Agreement

I have recently seen a large number of people coming into our office after signing a Marital Settlement Agreement, Paternity Settlement Agreement, Parenting Plan or Mediated Settlement Agreement and asking how they can get out of the agreement. The first question I ask is did they have an attorney review it prior to signing it?  […]

Important Law Change To Beneficiary Designations

Warning – You May Not Be The Beneficiary Of Your Ex-Spouse’s Life Insurance (or Other Assets) – Even if you are listed as the beneficiary! In Florida, once divorced, a party is no longer considered the beneficiary of an ex-spouse’s life insurance policy (or other accounts listed below) even if they are listed as the […]