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How are Retirement Accounts Divided in a Florida Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Outside of the primary home, one of the largest assets for any couple is a retirement account. How retirement accounts are divided in a Florida divorce is often one of the most significant issues for spouses splitting up, and it can have a substantial impact on the overall divorce settlement. At the law office… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between an Appeal and a Modification in a Florida Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Many issues are negotiated in a divorce, and sometimes a spouse is not happy with the outcome of an issue. In other situations, a divorce settlement may be finalized by the court but circumstances change for one or both spouses after the fact. In either situation, a person may choose to appeal or request… Read More »

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How To Protect Your Business in a Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Property distribution is almost always a complicated issue in a Florida divorce; however, this matter can become even more complex if one spouse owns a business. If you are considering filing for divorce in Florida there are steps that you can take to protect your business. At the law office of Blair H. Chan,… Read More »

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How Substance Abuse Can Affect a Florida Divorce

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Thousands of people in Florida suffer from substance abuse problems for alcohol, opioids, and other controlled substances. In many cases, the stress of a spouse with a substance abuse problem can lead to a divorce. If you are in a similar situation in a Florida divorce case, it is important to know how substance… Read More »

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Establishing Paternity in Florida

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Establishing paternity refers to the determination of a man’s legal rights and obligations to a child. This process can be beneficial to every person in that child’s life, including the father. In Florida, there are two methods for establishing paternity: a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity and court ordered genetic testing. If you would like… Read More »

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Can I Appeal My Divorce Ruling?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

In a contested divorce, there may be many issues that go to court in order to get resolved. The judge may issue a ruling that you do not agree with because you believe that your spouse committed fraud or that the judge improperly ruled on the issue. If you believe that you received an… Read More »

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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Your Parenting Plan

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The last couple of weeks in Florida and the rest of the country are unprecedented in recent memory. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has effectively shut down entire industries, cities, and schools. If you are divorced in Florida and have a parenting plan with your former spouse, now may be the time to review the… Read More »

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How Does Cohabitation Affect the Terms of a Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

The purpose of filing for divorce is to allow spouses to end the part of their lives as a couple and move forward on their own. In order to do so, many divorce decrees include terms for the distribution of property, child custody, child support, and alimony. However, once a former spouse moves on… Read More »

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What are the Most Common Issues Argued in a Divorce?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

Filing for divorce in Florida is often a lengthy and complicated process. Very few divorce cases are filed that are uncontested, meaning that there are no substantive issues to negotiate between spouses. Most Florida divorces are contested, which means that you and your spouse are in disagreement about one or more issues that must… Read More »

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When Can the Right to Alimony Be Waived?

By Blair H. Chan, III, PLLC |

One of the biggest issues in a Florida divorce is often the question of alimony. However, did you know that a person can waive their right to spousal support? A person can waive their right to spousal support in certain situations, but whether you should incorporate this waiver can be a more complicated question… Read More »

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