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April 2014 Archives

What happens to pets when a married couple splits up

Couples filing for divorce in Florida may need a judge to help them determine how their marital property will be equitably divided. Although some individuals may want a judge to see pets as children, dogs and cats are treated in divorce courts like any other piece of property subject to equitable division. When one spouse loves a pet like a child, the other spouse may try to take advantage of that party's emotional bond by extorting other property concessions in exchange for relinquishing a claim of pet ownership.

High-profile couple divorce and dispute assets

Florida couples who have amassed a substantial amount of wealth may find that they are in dispute regarding the ownership and distribution of their wealth and assets. In one such case, two Washington, D.C. lobbyists are fighting over the ownership of various assets and the distribution of these assets in their divorce.

Divorce can impact taxes

As Florida couples consider divorce, they might think about the welfare of their children or the disposition of their property. Another critical issue they may want to consider is their tax returns going forward. That is because divorce may have several implications on the way both spouses file their taxes.

International abduction cases challenging for Florida parents

A Colorado man may be nearing the end of a gut-wrenching 3-1/2 year child custody battle. After receiving a favorable judgment in a 2010 custody hearing, the father of two young girls was shocked to discover that his ex-wife had violated the court order and taken the children to Argentina. Sadly, this father is not the only parent dealing with this type of situation. According to the State Department, parents committed over 1,000 international abductions in 2013.