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The Pitfalls of Using Zillow Home Estimates in Divorce and Property Division

If you and your spouse own a home together and are going through a divorce, that home may be your largest asset. In a divorce proceeding, the goal is to equitably distribute the marital assets and debts between the parties. When you are determining how much your home is worth, many people use the popular READ MORE

Top Five Things To Do Before You Visit a Divorce Attorney

Did your spouse just serve you with divorce paperwork?  Are you thinking about filing for divorce?  Do you have a rocky marriage and just need guidance or advice about your options?  If the answer to any of the above questions is “yes”, you probably have many questions of your own.  Meeting with a qualified family READ MORE

After Ashley Madison-What you need to know about the effect of adultery on divorce proceedings in Florida

By now, you no doubt know the morally dubious adultery-themed website Ashley Madison has been breached and its registered users were unwitting victims of a massive data breach by anonymous hackers.  The registered user’s e-mail addresses, credit card numbers, sexual fantasies and other personal information are floating in a shadowy corner of the Internet. The READ MORE

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