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What to Do if You Are a Victim of Financial Abuse in a Marriage?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

When people think of domestic violence, physical abuse is the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are other forms of abuse in a marriage, including emotional and financial abuse, which will be the focus of our discussion today. Many people overlook the seriousness of financial abuse, while others do not realize that… Read More »

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What is Marital Misconduct in a Florida Divorce?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

As you may know, Florida is a no-fault state. This means that you are not required to prove fault on the part of your partner to get a divorce. However, in some cases, your spouse’s “marital misconduct” can play a major role in your divorce case. But what is marital misconduct? If you believe… Read More »

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Can You Change Your Divorce Attorney Mid-Case in Florida?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Anyone who is going through a divorce may no longer feel comfortable working with their attorney or is simply not satisfied with their lawyer’s representation. Luckily, Florida law does not prohibit you from changing your divorce attorney mid-case. However, there is a legal procedure that must be followed when replacing a lawyer while your… Read More »

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Does Your Marriage Qualify for an Annulment in Florida?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

If you want to end your marriage in Orlando or other parts of Florida, there are two legal ways to do this: Divorce; or Annulment. Unlike many other states, the state of Florida recognizes annulment as one of the ways to terminate a marriage, though couples qualify for an annulment in limited cases. If… Read More »

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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 »