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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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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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