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What Happens to a Timesharing Schedule in a Natural Disaster?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the most important aspects of a divorce settlement in when Florida when minor children are involved is the creation of a timesharing schedule. This schedule dictates when the child will spend time with each parent and for how long. It can be tailored to your family’s unique situation and include specifics for… Read More »

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Penalties for Hiding Assets During 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 assets and debts are split equitably, but not necessarily equally, between spouses. In some cases, one spouse may try to hide assets in order to protect a specific asset he wants to keep or… Read More »

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The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Collaborative divorce is a growing trend in divorce proceedings and takes a non-adversarial approach to the divorce process. Unlike traditional litigation, the collaborative method is a voluntary agreement between spouses to attempt to work out their issues outside of the courtroom. There are many benefits to collaborative divorce, and it may be the right… Read More »

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Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

When most people think of the issues involved in a divorce, they consider property distribution, alimony, and child custody; however, one issue that many couples do not consider that can have a significant impact on your life is who will get the pet in the divorce? Some states are now reevaluating the way they… Read More »

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Are Gifts Considered Separate or Marital Property?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

In a Florida divorce, the division of property between spouses can be one of the most complex and emotionally wrought aspects of the entire process. As an equitable distribution state, each spouse is entitled to a portion of the marital estate that is considered equitable, but not always equal. As such, the identification of… Read More »

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What Happens If My Spouse Files for Divorce While I’m Deployed?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Having a spouse in the military and on deployment can cause a significant strain on a marriage, and for some spouses it can simply be too much. But what happens when one spouse files for divorce while the other spouse is deployed on active duty? Military divorces differ from traditional divorces in a few… Read More »

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What is Marital Property?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

During a Florida divorce, one of the largest and most significant aspects of the divorce settlement is the distribution of marital property. However, many people do not understand when they enter into a divorce what is considered marital property and what is not. Furthermore, there are cases where property that was not marital can… Read More »

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Differences Between Military and Civilian Divorce in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

There are over one million active American military members stationed across the country and the world. Military marriage comes with its own set of complications, and so does military divorce. Filing for divorce when one or both spouses are part of the military comes with its own unique set of complications that do not… Read More »

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Grounds for Terminating Parental Rights in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Being a parent is one of, if not the, biggest responsibility a person can take on in their lifetime. However, some situations arise where it is necessary to terminate a person’s parental responsibilities over a child. This can occur for many reasons, from the negative, such as a parent being an unfit mother or… Read More »

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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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