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Living Together While You Are Waiting for a Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

When divorce enters the picture and clearly becomes the desired outcome, the standard response in most households is for one spouse to move out until everything is finalized. This move is usually intended to preserve some measure of peace and harmony, but not all couples automatically go their separate ways once the divorce petition… Read More »

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Why You Should Consider Mediating Your Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

The reality of divorce is very different than how this situation is depicted in movies and television. In these mediums, divorce is often portrayed as an extreme version of either two people fighting to the bitter end to keep everything they can from the other spouse, or that the couple is still close friends… Read More »

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Grounds to Grant Custody to Relatives

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Keeping a child with his/her parents is the default model and preferred arrangement from a legal and societal perspective. To support this standard, the law rarely allows non-parents to request or intervene in child custody cases. Thus, even family members who are routinely close to children, such as grandparents, are limited when it comes… Read More »

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Can You Modify the Terms of a Divorce Decree?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Going through a divorce, even if it is an amicable dissolution is typically a draining experience. At least several meetings to reach an agreement is to be expected, which can easily stretch longer if issues become contested. Because of the time and effort that goes into the formation of a divorce settlement and the… Read More »

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Relocating with a Child

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Moving to a new home usually produces competing emotions of nervousness and excitement. Children are especially trepidatious about moving if it means starting a new school. People rarely live in the same home for an extended period of time in today’s world, and moving to a new city or State is much more common… Read More »

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When Is an Annulment Justified?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Ideally, a couple puts a foundation in place to help a relationship last in the long-term before getting married, but sometimes, after just a few days or weeks, it is clear things will not work. Such a short marriage can be hard to accept, and the obligations of divorce may seem unnecessary and unfair… Read More »

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Navigating Mental Health Issues in Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

As a large segment of the population in America is entering the last decades of their lives, a notable increase in the rate of divorce among older adults has emerged in recent years. The life stage a person is in at the time of divorce has a distinct effect on the short- and long-… Read More »

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Dividing a Business Interest in a Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Couples going through a divorce typically expect to have to divide the marital estate, even if they are truly unsure of the nuances involved. While some property is considered non-marital property and, as such, will not be divided between the spouses, other property is considered marital and must be divided according to equitable standards…. Read More »

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What Does It Mean a Marriage is Irretrievably Broken?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

People are generally familiar with the concept of no-fault divorce, which allows either spouse to file for a dissolution without having to prove the other spouse engaged in certain acts, such as cruelty or abandonment, to justify ending the marriage. In Florida, no-fault divorce means a spouse claims the marriage is irretrievably broken, which… Read More »

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Children, Divorce, and Minimizing the Negative Impact

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Divorce hits everyone hard, but children are especially affected because they do not have the emotional and psychological development to truly process what is happening. To many, divorce feels like abandonment and a message that their world has no stability or security. This can be devastating, and have long-lasting effects on the child’s psyche,… Read More »