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Special Concerns for High Net Worth Divorces

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

All divorces can be tricky, but high net worth divorces can come with special concerns that only the most experienced Florida divorce attorney can handle. Failure to have an expert at the table with you during high net worth divorce negotiations can mean walking away with substantially less than you deserve. To learn more… Read More »

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What is Bridge-the-Gap Alimony?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Getting divorced in Florida can be expensive, and transitioning from a dual to a single income household, or from a household where your spouse was the only breadwinner to supporting yourself financially, can feel overwhelming. In Florida, the law provides for a type of alimony known as bridge-the-gap spousal support to help with this… Read More »

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What is Rehabilitative Alimony?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the most significant aspects of the Florida divorce process is determining whether, and what kind, of alimony one spouse should receive during and after the divorce. There are many different types of alimony allowed under Florida law, and the type of spousal support awarded could significantly impact the outcome of your divorce… Read More »

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Commingled Property in a Florida Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Florida is an equitable distribution state when it comes to the division of property in a divorce. This means that all marital property is split equitably, but not necessarily equally, between spouses. All separate property goes back to the spouse that brought that property into the marriage. But how do you split property that… Read More »

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When Does Child Support End in Florida?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Many people assume that child support payments end when a child becomes a legal adult at eighteen years old; however, in Florida this is not always the case. You should never assume that child support payments have ended without talking to an experienced attorney about your family law case first. Stopping child support payments… Read More »

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How is Child Support Calculated?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

After paternity is established or a divorce is finalized where a minor child is involved, child support is paid from one parent to the other for that child’s needs. Typically, the noncustodial parent pays the custodial parent child support in order to maintain a quality standard of living for the child. But how is… Read More »

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How to Split Marital Debt

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When a couple considers splitting their marital estate in a divorce, they typically only think of the assets that the couple has accrued over the course of their marriage. However, part of the division of the marital estate also includes the splitting of marital debts. The distribution of debt in a divorce can have… Read More »

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The Benefits of Mediation in a Higher Net Worth Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The divorce process is rarely easy, but when a couple has a high net worth a divorce can become even more complex. Most high net worth estates have significant assets, complicated financial instruments, and a host of other issues that must be resolved before divorce negotiations are complete. Divorce mediation is one option for… Read More »

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Benefits of Establishing Paternity

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Many men have questioned why the need exists to establish paternity for a child in Florida. The truth is that establishing paternity benefits all parties involved: the father, mother, and the child in this situation. Benefits of legally verifying the father of a minor child extend beyond the financial and can have legal and… Read More »

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The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Paternity

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When a couple is married and has a baby, the husband is the presumed father of the child. However, when a woman gives birth who is unmarried, establishing paternity can get more complicated. One option for establishing paternity in Florida is through the use of genetic testing. There are many benefits to utilizing the… Read More »

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