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Key Reasons Mediation Can Be Beneficial in Your Florida Divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

Did you realize that one of the most challenging times in a person’s life can be when they are going through a divorce?  However, when you work with a knowledgeable Florida family law attorney they can help you work through a maze of emotional, financial, and legal complexities. Often many individuals with their attorney… Read More »

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7 Questions Your Florida Collaborative Divorce Attorney May Ask You

By Paul E. Riffel |

As you contemplate your divorce, are you discovering that it is a complex and emotional journey? Are you finding that it is also overwhelming in all the legal, financial, and personal considerations? Did you realize that when you work with a Florida divorce attorney and your goal is to have a collaborative divorce, they… Read More »

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How to Find Help When an Aging Loved One is Suddenly at Risk During the Holidays

By Paul E. Riffel |

As you and your family begin the holiday season filled with plans of celebrations, gatherings and presents, are you concerned about your aging loved one? Have you been aware for some time of the growing fragility, slow pace and lack of self care in regard to your aging loved one and is it especially… Read More »

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6 Tips Every Parent Struggling with Divorce Should Address Early

By Paul E. Riffel |

Divorce, even when amicable, is difficult for everyone. It can be especially difficult for children. Have you worried about the impact your divorce may have on your kids? Let us discuss 6 tips you can start using today to help your child process your divorce.  1. Help kids manage their feelings. It can be… Read More »

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3 Ways to Recognize It May Be Time to Divorce

By Paul E. Riffel |

Marriages do not necessarily break, they often erode over time. There are numerous sources of erosion, and sometimes the erosion can be so slow that one partner has not realized that divorce may be imminent. Let us take some time to review three signs that it may be time to divorce. 1. No Conflict… Read More »

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5 Post-Holiday Mistakes Divorced Parents Can Make

By Paul E. Riffel |

Are you and your child’s other parent divorced? If so, the holidays might have been a tough time. Having to spend time away from your child during this season may not ever be easy and can often leads to arguments. Still, it may be best to avoid making these 5 post-holiday mistakes for divorced… Read More »

What if you want to appeal your divorce?

By Paul E. Riffel |

If the judge in your case renders a Final Judgment that you do not think follows Florida law, you have the right to appeal. This must be done within 30 days from the entry of the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage. A notice of appeal is filed, and a filing fee must be… Read More »

The types of alimony that a judge can award

By Paul E. Riffel |

There are four different types of periodic alimony that are available for the trial court to award: Bridge the gap alimony: Bridge the gap alimony is limited to fewer than two years and terminates upon the death of either party or upon the remarriage of the party receiving alimony. Such alimony may not be… Read More »

What happens to your pension in a divorce?

By Paul E. Riffel |

Pensions are also subject to equitable distribution. The pension earned during the marriage is a marital asset and the pension earned prior to marriage would be considered a non-marital asset. Therefore, one generally needs to look at the value of the pension at or about the date of marriage to determine what is the… Read More »

Parenting during and after divorce: time-sharing and shared parental responsibility

By Paul E. Riffel |

It is Florida policy to encourage both parents to have “frequent and continuing contact” with their children and to “share the rights and responsibilities, enjoys, of child rearing” after divorce. Florida law refers to this as “parental responsibility,” and most parties have shared parental responsibility. Florida law creates a preference for this so that… Read More »

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