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Dividing Debt During Divorce

Dividing Debt During Divorce Separation and divorce are complicated legal matters that vary from state to state. In some cases, dividing debt you incurred before separation is your individual responsibility even if it was incurred on a joint account. In others, joint accounts can be problematic. If your name is on a credit card, creditors may not consider separation or divorce when deciding to pursue collection action against you. Credit Card Debt Joint Credit Card Debt In most states, credit card debt from a joint credit card account is shared equally between spouses. This applies even if one spouse used [...]

April 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Property Settlement Agreements

Property Settlement Agreements A property settlement agreement, also known as a marital settlement agreement (MSA) or a Florida divorce settlement agreement, is a contract between divorcing spouses that sets the terms of their divorce. When couples divorce, they may have to negotiate agreements regarding child custody and support, spousal or partner support (also called alimony), as well as distributing assets and debts between them. Marital settlement agreements do not have to include specific information related to child support. If they do not, the state will handle this arrangement. The court must review and approve the agreement; if it determines that [...]

April 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tips for Working with Your Divorce Attorney

Tips for Working with Your Divorce Attorney If you want to start working with your divorce attorney, this list should bring the basics you need. Come Prepared. We can give you the best advice for your situation if we have all of the relevant information about your case. Bring in copies of any tax returns, pay stubs and bank statements that relate to this year so we can take a look at them during our first meeting together. These papers will help us help you! Ask Questions. We want you to leave our consultation feeling confident that we have addressed [...]

April 12th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Collaborative Divorce Basics for The Layman

Collaborative Divorce Basics for The Layman What if there was a way to divorce that avoided making all your finances public, avoiding going to Court and allowing children some privacy while they adjust? Would you say, “sign me up?” Most people would. So, what is this private divorce all about? Collaborative Divorce The process has been around since 1990, but until recently it was rather exclusive—only people who knew about its benefits and found attorneys trained in the necessary legal procedures could use it. Your coworkers and friends probably won't be aware of the collaborative divorce process. But all divorce [...]

April 4th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Legal and Physical Custody Differences

Legal and Physical Custody Differences Many parents going through the divorce process may have many questions about Florida's legal and physical custody laws. Often, parents might find themselves confused about the difference between legal and physical custody. While both are forms of parental responsibility, they have very different meanings in terms of how each parent interacts with their child on a daily basis. The Definition For Legal Custody This refers to the rights and responsibilities of parents in making decisions about their child's health, education and welfare. It includes choosing schools, doctors or other health care providers for your child; [...]

March 26th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Common Domestic Violence Types

Common Domestic Violence Types The number of marriages that end due to varied forms of domestic violence is alarming. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence at some point during their lives. This doesn't mean that men, too, aren't victims of domestic violence. In fact, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), men make up 40% of all domestic violence victims. Domestic violence is a serious matter, and it can affect anyone—including you. The first step to taking control of your life is recognizing the signs so that you can [...]

March 20th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Ensuring Personal Safety in Divorces for Abusive Situations

Ensuring Personal Safety in Divorces for Abusive Situations A divorce, especially one stemming from abusive situations, can be a very difficult, stressful time for you and your family. It’s important to know that you have options available to help protect yourself and your children during this process. You may want to consider getting an order of protection against your spouse or partner, which can help prevent further abuse while the divorce plays out in court. But, there are a number of steps to take in this difficult situation to ensure your safety and the safety of your children. Before Attempting [...]

March 12th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

The Best People For Your Divorce Team

The Best People For Your Divorce Team When you’re going through a divorce, there are many things that can be overwhelming. You need to make decisions about child custody, child support and spousal support, alimony, property division and more. So, deciding who you want on your divorce team can be a difficult decision. You want lawyers who are experienced and know what they’re doing, but they also need to understand how you feel and care about your situation. It can be hard to find that perfect combination of skills. But, the lawyer isn't the only person on your team. Other [...]

March 4th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Co-Parenting and Children

Co-Parenting and Children Raising children can be an experience that requires time and care from both parents, but what about when a couple is separated and no longer living together? How do they celebrate holidays as parents to the same children? This can feel almost like an insurmountable task, but it's not impossible, and could be a lot easier than you think, provided both parties are willing to compromise. Co-parenting 101 Co-parenting is when both parents are actively involved in their child's life—whether they're together or not. It's a little more than that, though, because another important ingredient is both [...]

February 26th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|

Cryptocurrency in a Divorce

Cryptocurrency in a Divorce The number of people who own cryptocurrency has increased dramatically over the past few years. Whether it's Bored Apes or some random -coin, most people--regardless of age--are tech savvy enough to have heard of this new digital currency. People have invested in it, sometimes their life savings, and when things go well, its value has grown significantly as a result. It can provide you with an income stream not unlike other investments that may already be in your portfolio. But what happens when a divorcing couple has cryptocurrency holdings? You're probably wondering just how it's valued, [...]

February 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Children Choosing Parents During a Divorce

Children Choosing Parents During a Divorce When you're in the midst of a custody dispute and are trying to craft an official agreement, a phrase you'll hear more often than not is: "the best needs of the child." The best interests of the child are one of the most important considerations in any custody case. This is a standard applied by courts when making decisions about parental rights and responsibilities for children. So, what about the cases with children choosing parents? The unfortunate side of this is that we can't exactly have our child in the room with us telling [...]

February 12th, 2023|Categories: child custody|Tags: |

Things That Could Cause a Divorce Delay

Things That Could Cause a Divorce Delay Did you know that the average divorce can take up to a year or more? If your divorce has gone on for more than 18 months, you might wonder how it's possible that the legal process is even still moving forward. Our divorce attorneys at Thompson Law have gathered the top reasons we see divorce proceedings that stick around too long, and solutions so you don’t fall into the same pitfalls. So, know how to prevent divorce delay within. Not Knowing What You Want If you and your spouse are going to meet [...]

February 4th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Breaking Family Matters Issues To Family During Holidays

Breaking Family Matters Issues To Family During Holidays The holidays are a time to spend with family, friends, and loved ones—but what happens when conversations about legal proceedings enter the mix? Although it is uncomfortable to bring up this topic at the dinner table, you should remember that how you handle these family matters discussions is ultimately your decision. Managing Your Divorce During the Holiday Season Discussing a divorce with your extended family can be awkward. Still, you should remember that your family and friends love and support you. They want to know what is going on in your life, [...]

January 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Maintaining Health and Sanity During a Divorce

Maintaining Health and Sanity During a Divorce When you're going through a divorce, stress can take its toll on your body. Not only do stressful situations affect your mood negatively, they also have physical consequences. Nausea, sleeplessness, stiff back, teeth grinding are all physical manifestations of this negative energy. Thankfully, in times of high stress, taking time out to relax or find an enjoyable activity can help ensure you keep your health and sanity. Set Time Aside to Exercise When you aren't feeling good, it can be tempting to lay around and slide into more of a sedentary lifestyle, but [...]

January 20th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Knowing When You Need a Necessary Divorce

Knowing When You Need a Necessary Divorce Most people enter marriage with the belief that their spouse is "the one" and will not let divorce happen to them. Unfortunately, life is full of unexpected twists and turns that can change our lives in ways we never expected. If you think you're in the midst of a necessary divorce's preludes, know the signs. The decision to end a marriage is often difficult because it involves abandoning all the hard work and time invested in that relationship, but sometimes it's necessary, for the happiness of both parties involved. Divorce can be a [...]

January 12th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Discovering Hidden Assets in a Divorce

Discovering Hidden Assets in a Divorce Some spouses may be tempted to hide assets so they can get more than their fair share in a divorce, but there are steps people can take to uncover these assets. At Thompson Law, we're dedicated to making sure you receive everything you're owed during your divorce, and we're going to equip you with everything you need to know to help you on that journey to find those hidden assets that have been hidden. Over the span of a marriage, people often amass different properties and assets. During a divorce, however, they must split [...]

January 4th, 2023|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Basics of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Basics of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits We at Thompson Law know that medical errors rank third in the leading causes of death in the U.S., and this fact is tragic when you consider what it means for patient injuries—potentially long-term impacts to health can be caused by mistakes doctors make during treatment. If you are thinking about filing medical malpractice lawsuits because of the oversight or misconduct of those who were supposed to care for you during your hospital stay, an experienced attorney can help sort through many complex factors. If you find yourself injured while receiving treatment at a hospital, [...]

December 26th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Common Truck Accidents to Expect

Common Truck Accidents to Expect Trucks are involved in some of the most severe accidents that occur on highways. Because of the size and weight of the vehicles, large trucks cause tremendous damage to property and injure people when they collide. In fact, a truck accident can be one of the most dangerous and life-threatening situations for drivers in other vehicles. If you’re involved in an accident with a large truck, there are several common types of truck accidents that may occur. Here are some of them beneath. Truck Rollovers If the driver loses control of a truck, it can [...]

December 20th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Legal Guide for Car Accident Victims

Legal Guide for Car Accident Victims Despite the frequency of car accidents, most people remain ignorant about how to take care of themselves after becoming involved in one. Victims of car accidents have the added challenges of dealing with physical and financial hardships, as well as having to contend with people who try to take advantage in order gain an upper hand. By providing people with information about how to protect themselves, you give them the power to advocate for their own well-being. So what do car accident victims need to know? We've outlined the answers down below. Who Can [...]

December 12th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

Driver Fatigue Basics for Car Accidents

Driver Fatigue Basics for Car Accidents If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident due to driver fatigue, contact us at Thompson Law so that we can help determine whether the other party is liable and how best to recover damages. Whether you're at fault or the other driver, a lawyer can help you figure out what to do next in your case—and Thompson Law has attorneys who will fight for your rights. Driver fatigue is the leading cause of car accidents, but few people take the time to familiarize themselves with it –as evidenced by [...]

December 4th, 2022|Categories: Florida Legal Blog|Tags: |

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