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How Do Florida Courts Handle Out-of-State Divorce Issues?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Getting a divorce is not a decision to be taken lightly, which is why you must consider a variety of factors before filing for divorce. One of the factors is how a Florida court would handle out-of-state issues related to your divorce, including division of property and child support. How does having assets that… Read More »

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5 Reasons to Use a Collaborative Divorce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Donna Hung Law Group |

As Florida courts remain closed for non-essential proceedings due to the coronavirus crisis, it may feel as if you are doomed to spend the rest of the pandemic with your spouse even if you have been contemplating divorce for the past weeks or months. All is not lost for those who want to get… Read More »

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Restraining Orders in Florida Down During the COVID-19 Pandemic, And Here’s Why It’s Disturbing

By Donna Hung Law Group |

While some people presume that more couples are inclined to get divorced during the COVID-19 pandemic, statistics show that divorce filings in Florida remain steady. A report by Fox 13 News shows that while the number of divorce filings in Florida during the coronavirus pandemic has not changed compared to the pre-COVID-19 numbers, the… Read More »

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Couples More Likely to Seek ‘Impulsive’ Divorces During the Coronavirus Quarantine

By Donna Hung Law Group |

As 830 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Florida as of March 22, Floridian couples who quarantine themselves for prolonged periods of time are at risk for divorce. Experts warn that married couples are more likely to file for divorce during or after the coronavirus pandemic due to self-isolation, lockdowns, stress, and… Read More »

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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 »