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Surprising Factors That Complicate A Florida Divorce

Posted by David W. Veliz | Feb 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

When a couple splits up, they initially believe that they can get out of the marriage relatively painlessly. Their plans are simple—they'll move out, legally separate, agree on everything, and file for divorce. Because they have very few things to argue over, particularly if there are no children...

Protecting/Bequeathing Digital Assets

Posted by David W. Veliz | Jan 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Email accounts, social media profiles, websites, cryptocurrency—each of us leaves behind a digital footprint. But what happens to your digital presence after you die? Your digital assets might be valuable and should be part of your estate plan. What Are Considered Digital Assets? In 2013, secur...

Divorce and Childcare Costs

Posted by David W. Veliz | Dec 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Divorce is always hard, but it can be even more challenging when you have children. When you're considering divorce and have young children, your biggest worries are probably how the divorce will affect your kids emotionally and how the divorce will affect your finances and, therefore, your abili...

Pandemic Loans and Estate Planning

Posted by Virtuoso Content | Dec 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Coronavirus pandemic has rocked businesses and families across the country. In Florida alone, as of September 2020, we've had more than 671,000 cases of the virus and more than 13,000 deaths. Since Governor Ron DeSantis urged Floridians to stay at home to help slow the virus's spread on March...

Family Law and the Pandemic

Posted by David W. Veliz | Dec 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

This year has been challenging under the best of circumstances. Since Governor DeSantis placed Florida in a state of emergency on March 9, 2020, non-essential businesses and courts across the state shut down. As of September 14, 2020, Florida has had more than 662,000 cases of Coronavirus and mor...

Dying Without a Will During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by David W. Veliz | Sep 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Estate planning with blended families can prove challenging under the best of circumstances. But this recent Market Watch column raises a nightmare scenario that's popping up far too often in the time of COIVD-19. A column reader explained that his father died without a will, leaving behind the r...

Probate During a Pandemic

Posted by David W. Veliz | Aug 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has unquestionably changed life as we know it in Florida over the last six months. With more than 542,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 8,500 deaths in Florida, attorneys specializing in estate planning are seeing a surge in new business. The pandemi...

Revising An Estate Plan In The Age of COVID-19

Posted by David W. Veliz | Jul 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus have turned life as we know it upside down. With more than a quarter of a million cases in Florida and more than 16,000 in Orange County alone, this virus has many of us thinking about our mortality and long and short-term estate plans. If you are considering re...

Estate Executors 101

Posted by David W. Veliz | Jul 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Administering a loved one's estate in Florida can be convoluted and anxiety-inducing. That's because Florida probate law is complicated. Florida law requires personal representatives, also known as executors, file forms, inventory estates, and provide notices to heirs. Ensuring that you follow th...

Who Gets the House in a Florida Divorce?

Posted by David W. Veliz | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

In part, what makes getting a divorce in Orlando, Florida so difficult is the who-gets-what part of it. One of the biggest concerns is who gets the house, if anyone. And so the question posed here is: Who really does get the house in a Florida divorce? The answer is dependent on different factor...

Unemployment and Child Support or Alimony

Posted by David W. Veliz | Apr 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many Floridians have suddenly found themselves without their jobs as a result of the novel coronavirus and the economic shutdown. At the time of this writing, the unemployment rate is at 4.3 percent, with over 1.6 million people applying for unemployment claims with the state government since mid...

Can I File for Divorce in Florida During Coronavirus?

Posted by David W. Veliz | Apr 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you were contemplating getting a divorce before the novel coronavirus hit, you may have decided to put it off for the sake of your children or maybe for financial reasons. But with many people now stuck at home together for long periods of time, couples who were having marital issues before ha...

Coronavirus Fears and Rush Estate Planning in Florida

Posted by David W. Veliz | Mar 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The coronavirus has put us all on edge in Florida, in this country, and throughout the world. From business closures to state closures to the daily rise in infection numbers and deaths, it's scary out there. Many people are thinking about life generally and mortality specifically. Then, they thin...

What Rights Do Unwed Parents Have in Florida?

Posted by David W. Veliz | Feb 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The number of unwed mothers giving birth to children in Florida has steadily increased since the 1970s. According to Florida Vital Statistics,  In general, the percent of live births to unwed Florida mothers had been steadily increasing, representing 15.0 percent of all births in 1970, 22.9 perc...

Secure Act & Your Florida Estate Plan

Posted by David W. Veliz | Feb 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

For many Orlando residents, an estate plan is a comprehensive tool they use to make sure their loved ones benefit well after they have died. This security we provide makes us feel good and nurtures a want to be financially responsible. But for some of you, you may soon feel like you are being pun...

What is Florida's Supportive Relationship Law?

Posted by David W. Veliz | Dec 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

During the divorce process, one spouse may fight for spousal support. If the support is awarded, the paying spouse must comply. In the divorce decree, the parameters of the spousal support are outlined, and this can include the duration of the alimony. It could be only a few years or it could be ...

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