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Divorcing a Spouse that has a Substance Abuse Problem

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

In the United States millions of people suffer from severe drug and alcohol addictions. It may be extremely difficult for you to watch your spouse go through life with a serious addiction. From the withdrawals, irritability, and lack of concern for his or her own personal hygiene, it may feel like your spouse is… Read More »

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Challenging a Divorce Settlement

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Working through the issues of divorce is a process that takes time, patience, flexibility, and fortitude. In other words, reaching a divorce settlement often comes after a considerable effort by each spouse to find common ground in order to move forward. Many divorces are resolved this way, either through direct negotiation or mediation in… Read More »

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Divorce and Home Financing

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

One thing many couples do, as soon as it possible, is buy a home together, usually with the idea of raising a family. This is a major purchase that is commonly financed through a note and home mortgage arrangement. Most home loans are scheduled to be paid off in 30 years and are written… Read More »

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Navigating the Divorce of Adult Children

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Divorce is hard on everyone remotely connected with the couple, and the closer the connection, the more difficult it is to accept the end of the marriage and how it will affect relationships forever. The parents of adult children getting divorced are particularly affected by this decision, and will likely experience profound sadness and… Read More »

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How to Enforce an Alimony Award

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Unless there is a prenuptial agreement, it rare for a person to emerge from divorce financially unscathed. Dividing property and paying support can never really be factored into an individual’s finances, and accounting for this big shift is not easy. This transition is even harder for spouses who lack a work history and/or training… Read More »

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Why Consider Divorce Mediation?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Florida law mandates that divorcing parties attempt to mediate all issues prior to trial.  A good attorney will prepare you for the experience to improve your chances of a good outcome.  If mediation fails, then the case may proceed toward trial. Divorce makes it extremely difficult to maintain a civil relationship with a spouse,… Read More »

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Dividing Appreciation of a Non-Marital Asset in Divorce

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Each person in a relationship often brings their own set of assets and liabilities to the mix when a couple gets together. While the ultimate goal in many marriages is to integrate the life of each spouse into one cohesive unit, individual assets may never qualify as marital, which has a direct impact on… Read More »

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The Divorce Process in Florida

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Divorce is a big decision that comes with big consequences, and understanding the legal process of divorce can at least mitigate some of the fallout of this decision. Divorce brings change to all aspects of a couple’s life, as well as their children, family, and close friends. Some people will feel compelled to choose… Read More »

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Determining How Property Is Divided in Divorce

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Dividing property in a divorce is one of the most complicated and contested aspects of these cases. It is difficult to decide what one is willing to give up and which items are non-negotiable, but each spouse will need to concede some of their assets and be willing to assume some portion of outstanding… Read More »

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