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Category Archives: Divorce

Rings

Who Gets the Rings After Separation or Divorce?

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

One of the biggest purchases that one spouse will make for the other is often a purchase that is made before the marriage is even legally complete: The engagement ring. Despite the promise of marriage and a life together, not every engagement actually ends in a marriage. This raises a legal question of what… Read More »

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Dividing Retirement Accounts in a Divorce

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Retirement accounts can be a big part of the process of dividing property in a Florida divorce. However, unlike traditional assets that can just be sold and the profits split, or where parties can just take physical property, a retirement account has specific rules that must be followed in order to make sure that… Read More »

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Lottery Winner’s Ordeal Demonstrates Importance of Separation Agreements

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

There are a lot of horror stories when it comes to divorces. Some are exaggerated, some are just lies, and some are certainly true. But it’s very likely that few of the stories come close to what recently happened to a Michigan man in his divorce (at least, not when it comes to property… Read More »

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Real World Advice to be Prepared for a Divorce

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

The internet is full of advice columns that provide good legal and life tips for preparing for your divorce. Many of the ideas tend to repeat each other, or be limited to strictly legal advice. Here are some practical real world things you can do to prepare yourself for a divorce. Protect Personal Items… Read More »

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DivMoney

How to Prove That a Spouse Purposely Wasted Marital Assets

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Sadly in family law cases, parties will often go to any length to conceal or hide assets, in order to try to manipulate alimony, child support, or distribution of marital assets. For some, there is an art and a science to trying to make assets or money mysteriously disappear just as a divorce becomes… Read More »

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Ireland Looks to Reduce Divorce Waiting Period

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

In Florida, we have a very liberal and relaxed standard for being allowed to divorce. There is no waiting period, and couples do not need to spend any time separated before asking for a divorce. In fact, Florida does not even recognize legal separation. However, not all states or countries allow this. Ireland Voters… Read More »

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Compelling Your Spouse to Undergo a Mental Exam Requires Specific Showings

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

In a hotly contested divorce that concerns children, allegations of mental disorder can be quite common. Sometimes these allegations are just insults (he/she is “crazy,” or “out of control”), but other times the allegations can take a more material and serious tone (“he/she hits the wall when angry” or “he/she gets in fights with… Read More »

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Is Drug Usage an Issue in Divorce Cases?

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Drug use can be a sensitive topic when it is brought up in the course of a divorce. For the purposes of this blog, we’ll discuss drugs as being illegal drugs, not prescription drugs, or even abuse of prescription medications. Drug use can have an impact on decisions that judges make in family law… Read More »

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Minimizing the Costs of Divorce

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

A very pressing and very legitimate concern when someone gets divorced is how much the divorce will cost them. Studies have been done comparing the costs of divorce state by state, and there are things that you can do to try to minimize the financial burden of your divorce. The Cost of Divorce by… Read More »

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Be Careful What You Post on Social Media

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Social media is everywhere, and most of us consider it relatively harmless. But the things that we put on social media in the form of words, pictures or videos, can come back to haunt us. If you are in the middle of a divorce, or are anticipating being divorced, it’s important to be mindful… Read More »

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