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How To File for Divorce if Your Spouse Lives Out of State

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When marriages end, couples will go their separate ways. In many cases, this means moving out to an apartment on the other side of town, but other times one spouse may leave Florida and move to another state before the divorce is filed. While filing for divorce with a spouse who lives out of… Read More »

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What are the Best Interests of the Child?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Couples trying to navigate a divorce is difficult enough, but when minor children are involved the situation can get much more complex very quickly. If a couple cannot agree on aspects of their divorce settlement like child custody, visitation, or child support the court will make the determinations based on the best interests of… Read More »

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Do You Qualify for an Uncontested Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Most couples expect that a divorce will be a long and contentious process, but for certain couples the process of divorce can be fairly straightforward, fast, and happen with minimal argument between spouses. Some couples filing for divorce in Florida qualify for an uncontested divorce, which streamlines the process because the couple agrees on… Read More »

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What Kinds of Financial Disclosure Will I Need to Make in a Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When you are going through a divorce, it can often feel like you are laying bare every deeply personal aspect of your life. Most people going through a divorce expect that they will need to provide details about the quality – or lack thereof – of their relationship with their spouse, certain unflattering actions… Read More »

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What if My Spouse Doesn’t Want a Divorce But I Do?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The decision to get a divorce is a incredibly difficult one to make. Unfortunately, it is not always a mutual decision. While you may see the writing on the wall, your spouse may not feel the same way. When you finally work up the courage to tell your spouse you want a divorce, only… Read More »

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Prenups and Postnups: How Far Do They Extend?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have become incredibly common. Both are preemptive ways of specifying what happens to property and assets in the event spouses divorce. While most prenups and postnups are created out of mutual respect between the parties, there are some circumstances in which they are they are not created in a manner… Read More »

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Understanding the Financial Aspects of Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Many of our clients worry that divorce will not only take an emotional toll upon them but will also take a financial toll. While everyone seems to know someone who struggled financially after their divorce, the truth is that divorce does not mean financial ruin. Having a skilled and experienced divorce attorney by your… Read More »

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Making Sure You Get a Fair Alimony Settlement

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Divorce can be a rough and painful experience. Some divorces are relatively quick, beginning and ending during a matter of months. Unfortunately, other divorces can take years to settle. Why the difference? Often, it’s a matter of money, and specifically alimony. Whether you are preparing to file for divorce or you are simply just… Read More »

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What Should Senior Citizens Know About Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Most people think that divorce happens only in young couples. However, “silver divorces” are incredibly common, especially in a state like Florida that has a large senior citizen population. Divorced is complicated for any couple, however it can be particularly tricky for senior citizens. One of the trickiest problems divorcing senior citizens face is… Read More »

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Are There Legal Consequences to Moving Out of Your Home Before Your Divorce is Finalized?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

If you’ve made the decision to seek a divorce, you probably have plenty of questions. One that our Florida divorce clients often ask us is whether there are legal consequences to moving out of their marital home before their divorce is finalized. Once one partner files for a divorce, it is common for at… Read More »

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