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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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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 Differences Between Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

If you and your spouse have decided to file for divorce, you have more options than the typical litigated process. Divorce mediation and collaborative divorce are two alternative options for couples who wish to take a more amicable approach to their divorce. Many people do not understand the differences between mediation and collaborative divorce…. Read More »

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When Can a Prenuptial Agreement Be Void?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are contracts signed by a couple either before or after a wedding that defines certain property and inheritance rights in the case of divorce or death. There are many things that can be included in this type of contract, but are there circumstances where a prenuptial agreement can be deemed… Read More »

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Can You Appeal a Divorce Decision?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

In any Florida contested divorce case, the spouses disagree on one or more terms of their divorce settlement. When this occurs, a judge will hear the arguments, review the evidence, and take witness testimony before rendering a decision on the matter. Most often this pertains to issues of alimony, property distribution, child custody, and… Read More »

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Does Covering Extra Items Count Towards Child Support?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Navigating a divorce when minor children are involved is always difficult, and once child custody and visitation schedules are set the court will determine the proper amount of child support that needs to be paid from the noncustodial parent. But what if your child or the custodial parent asks for additional money or items… 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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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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