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What is Collaborative Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Florida adopted the Collaborative Law Process Act in 2017 as an alternative to traditional divorce litigation. The collaborative divorce process focused on resolving spouses’ outstanding issues in a divorce through voluntary settlement negotiations instead of litigating their issues in a family court. Collaborative divorce has the potential to save you time, money, and significant… Read More »

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What is the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) is a federal law that provides certain benefits to former spouses of military members. This Act can have a significant impact on your military divorce in Florida and it is important to have an experienced divorce attorney by your side who understands the importance of this… Read More »

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Changes to Alimony Tax Laws Could Affect Your Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

As of January 1, 2019, new federal laws under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affecting the deductibility of spousal support on federal income taxes went into effect. These changes have the potential to drastically affect the outcome of divorce negotiations and settlement going forward, so it is important that you understand how these… 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 Happens if You Don’t Pay Alimony in Florida?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is an incredibly common part of divorces in Florida. Alimony is often necessary in a divorce given that most couples make sacrifices in their marriage, such as by giving up a job to raise children or support the other spouse’s career. Like most states, Florida recognizes that there… 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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How Much Say Should Children Have in Determining Custody Arrangements?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the hardest parts of a divorce is determining who gets custody of the children and how much visitation time the non-custodial spouse should receive. You and your spouse want what is best for your children, and that is not always easy to determine. Many parents want to take their child’s preferences into… Read More »

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