Melissa Gonzalez

same sex marriage

Newly Enacted Same Sex Marriage Laws – Know Your Rights

Same sex marriage is becoming more widespread as countries around the world enact laws allowing same sex couples to marry. Although this is a time to celebrate for many couples, it also creates the need to explore complex questions involving children, property acquired prior to the legalization of your marriage, and important matters surrounding your …

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Florida Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court Looks at Donative Intent in Divorce

The Florida Supreme Court heard a Family Law case on the distribution of property in a marriage where a prenuptial agreement was in place and a party claimed donative intent to demand a property interest not granted to them in the prenup. The case focused on the standard of evidentiary review in an appeal but …

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gray divorce

Financial Effects of Divorce Close to Retirement

Gray Divorce: The Financial Challenges and Opportunities One topic in family law that does not get discussed often is the number of divorces that take place later in life when couples are traditionally preparing for retirement. The financial effects of divorce  close to retirement can be devastating to say the least. These sorts of matters …

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Florida is ranked 3rd in the United States for divorce rates

Florida is ranked 3rd in the United States for divorce rates as compared to all other states. That’s leading to an immense amount of stress on Florida citizens. Although we live in the Sunshine State, not everything in the lives of Floridians is shining brightly. With all the stressors life throws at you, having to …

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