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Marital and Family Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Marital and Family Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Understanding Mediation

What is mediation/arbitration? While both mediation and arbitration are alternative dispute resolution processes, mediation and arbitration are not the same thing. Mediation is more commonly used in family law cases than arbitration. Mediation is an informal, confidential, and nonadversarial process where a mediator tries to encourage and facilitate resolution of a dispute between parties. A READ MORE

Vanilla-Please

Vanilla, please! Simple steps to filing your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage If you are contemplating divorce, keep it simple. Your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage should limit (even omit) accusations and provocative commentary. “Vanilla” is the term to describe a pleading that addresses only the facts of your marriage and what relief you are seeking READ MORE

Can I Make My Spouse Sign A Joint Tax Return If We Divorce?

The Federal Government allows married couples to file a joint tax return so long as they are married on December 31st of the tax year. Therefore, whether you are in the process of a divorce proceeding or not, as long as you are married on December 31st, you are allowed to file a joint tax READ MORE