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International Law: Hague Conventions

Any practicing international law firm worth their weight should be immediately familiar with Hague Conventions. They have been pivotal in defining many of the laws helping to govern internationally. That is to say, these multilateral agreements stem from more than a hundred years of cooperation. However, it may be surprising to learn there is not...

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Just Because You Can… Should You?

Would you extract your own tooth? Perform surgery on yourself? Shopping on amazon for things I don’t really need, I came across a few interesting items. Did you know amazon sells a surgical bone saw? Or a human rib spreader? Or dental extraction tools? Neither did I, until now. And the reviews, very entertaining! While...

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Post Divorce: Relocating with Children

Divorced and want to relocate with children? The Judge decided it was in the children’s best interest to live with you. He granted visitation rights on weekends and vacations to the other parent. This decision is not ironclad and does not allow you to relocate with the children at your sole discretion. The restrictions on...

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Equitable Distribution

We all know divorce implies a division of the couple’s assets. However, this distribution will operate differently depending on whether or not the couple has a prenuptial or  post nuptial contract governing the distribution. In the absence a contract, Court will apply the legal rules by default to determine the distribution. Most of the countries...

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Prenups Have A Bad Rap

Do you think a prenuptial agreement means you and your significant other won’t live happily ever after? I’m sure we all know the reputation that prenuptial agreements have gotten over the years. They are unromantic. The party wanting a prenup doesn’t really want to get married. Prenuptial agreements are made only with the anticipation that...

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A closer look: International Pre-Nups

Wise people anticipate their separation by drafting a prenuptial agreement. This agreement describes how a couple will split their assets in a divorce. Bi-national couples may want to consider planning for an international divorce – but what does an international prenuptial agreement look like? Can a prenuptial agreement be recorded in one country be enforced...

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Can I get a divorce in Florida?

Getting a divorce in Florida may seem attractive as it is a no- fault state. However, not everyone falls into the Sunshine State’s jurisdiction. The increase of bi-national couples raises the question of jurisdiction for dissolution of marriage. A “no-fault divorce” is one in which neither spouse is required to prove “fault” or marital misconduct on...

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How to Receive Alimony in Florida

Courts may order alimony for a spouse in need after a divorce or separation; however,  it is not punitive.  Courts will recognize that one spouse may have more skills and resources than the other spouse after a divorce.  Thus, alimony levels the playing field and has three classifications based on length of marriage. Types of...

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Divorce and Consent in Florida

Under Florida law, if you want to get a divorce, you must file for a dissolution of marriage.  Because Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state, spouses who file for dissolution of marriage do not need to prove that it was the other spouse’s fault for the separation.  This means that generally, a petitioning spouse does not...

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