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Category Archives: Divorce

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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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Does My Spouse’s Disability Matter in Divorce?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

All relationships take work, and every couple will face times of challenge that will test the strength of the marriage. Adding in additional stressors, such as the disability of a spouse, can make keeping the relationship together even more challenging. Marriages end for all kinds of reasons, but a reasonable question may arise when… Read More »

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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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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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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 »