The Military & Getting Rightful Benefits After Divorce

The Survivor Benefit The survivor benefit or Survivor Benefit Plan (“SBP”) is an annuity paid to a service member’s spouse if the service member dies in active service. Unlike the survivor annuities for federal civil service employees, the military SBP can go to only one person, whether spouse or former spouse. So if your military […]

Ensuring Financial Security in Divorce: Equitable Distribution of Retirement Accounts

    In many Florida divorces, retirement accounts constitute one of the most valuable marital assets. Under Florida equitable distribution law, each spouse is entitled to half of the value of the collective retirement of both spouses built with contributions during the marriage. The basic assumption during a divorce in Florida is that all assets […]

Why Contempt Might Pose an Empty Remedy If Your Spouse Fails to Comply with a Divorce Judgment

    If you are contemplating a divorce or considering a marital settlement agreement (MSA), you might wonder what happens if your spouse fails to comply with the court’s orders. Many people proceed through the divorce process with the assistance of a typing service, paralegal or other non-attorney. These non-attorneys often tell parties that they […]

What to Know about QDROs in a Florida Divorce

  Many divorce settlements require that retirement assets be divided between the spouses. After the divorce is final, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is drafted which directs the administrator of the pension plan to give a portion of an employee’s pension to the plan participant’s ex-spouse. The drafting of the QDRO can be the […]

The Adverse Impact of Facebook on a Florida Divorce

Social media websites have become a dominant form of communication used by many to keep in touch with family and friends.  Social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Myspace and others have fundamentally changed the way we interact with one another, share opinions on political and social issues, maintain long-range relationships and conduct research […]

How To Get Through A Divorce Cheaper?

There is nothing more excruciatingly difficult to go through than a formal marriage breakup in which both parties have gone to court. This can fleece them off a fortune but luckily, there are now ways to make the process fast and trouble-free even with the assistance of an attorney. Thus, are you wondering how to […]

Five Reasons to Choose Tampa for your Divorce

  Florida is known as “The Sunshine State” because of its great weather, breezy palms and white beaches. The state is also home to a variety of great towns and cities that allow people in all stages of life to thrive and find happiness. Tampa is known as one of the best cities to get […]