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Advantages and Disadvantages of Filing First for Divorce in Florida

By Donna Hung Law Group |

If you are thinking about ending your marriage in Florida, you may be wondering whether you should be the first to initiate the divorce process. But are there any advantages or disadvantages of being the first to file divorce paperwork in Florida? Can you actually get the upper hand by filing the initial petition… Read More »

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Yes, You Can Date While Separated in Florida, But Here’s the Catch

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Unlike other states, Florida does not prohibit dating other people while your divorce is pending. However, from a legal perspective, doing so may not be the smartest decision. It is understandable, for someone who has been exclusive with his or her spouse or partner for years or decades, the temptation to jump back into… Read More »

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What Divorcing Senior Citizens Over 50 and 65 Need to Know About Alimony

By Donna Hung Law Group |

In the past three decades, the divorce rate for adults 50 and older in the U.S. has nearly doubled. For adults 65 and older, meanwhile, the divorce rate has tripled since the 1990s. Divorce among seniors is commonly referred to as gray divorce. While gray divorce has become a new trend across the United… Read More »

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You Need These 3 Experts to Facilitate Collaborative Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Contrary to popular belief, collaborative divorce does not necessarily mean that you have to “collaborate” with your soon-to-be former spouse without any assistance from professionals who can help facilitate the process. Collaborative law allows you to bypass the need to have a judge determine the outcome, but it does not require you to work… Read More »

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What a Florida Prenuptial Agreement Can & Cannot Do

By Donna Hung Law Group |

An increasing number of Florida couples are signing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, but many do not realize that prenups and postnups do not protect from all kinds of legal disputes that might arise between a married couple in the course of divorce proceedings. Yes, there are many things prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can do,… Read More »

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How to ‘Split’ Marital Residence in Florida Divorce Mediation?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Splitting marital residence when obtaining a dissolution of marriage in the state of Florida is one of the most complicated aspects of a divorce. Florida family law uses the term “marital residence” to refer to the home where the married couple resided together before filing for divorce. Often, the marital residence is the most… Read More »

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Florida Lawmakers Want to Change State Laws to Curb High Divorce Rates

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Florida lawmakers are looking to change the divorce process to tackle the state’s crippling divorce rates. The so-called “Florida Guide to a Healthy Marriage” bill, which can be viewed on the Florida House of Representatives website, was filed by Rep. Clay Yarborough, a Republican state legislator, on October 9. Under the proposed legislation, Floridians… Read More »

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Tips on Preventing a Disastrous Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Often, divorce proceedings can be fueled by emotions, rage, jealousy and the wrong advice, all of which can lead to terrible decisions. All of the stress, planning, preparation and compromising will be for nothing if you make any of these surely avoidable missteps. Divorce litigation can be both mentally and emotionally overwhelming. Bad divorces… Read More »

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Collaborative Law is the Future of Family Law

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Collaborative law is an advanced practice of law created to assist families in bringing resolution to their disputes related to family law. Even the worst and most difficult disputes are held in an open, courteous, truthful, rational and dignified atmosphere. For the most part, the family law court system has often served as an… Read More »

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How to Handle Trusts in Your Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Dividing property in divorce is one of the most challenging aspects of the process. The more diverse the types of assets a couple owns, the harder it is to figure out how to fairly divide and value the property. One type of asset that can be particularly tricky to address are trusts. Many couples… Read More »

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