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Marital Misconduct in Your Divorce

Divorces occur for many different reasons.  Since Florida is a “no fault” divorce state, your reasons for divorce aren’t legally important. The only requirement is that your marriage is “irretrievably broken.”  But, don’t be misled by the phrase “no fault.” Even though fault (marital misconduct) is not a legally required basis for divorce, it can...

In 2011 the Florida Legislature amended the Power of Attorney statute  (Florida Statute 709).  An important change, which affects parties involved in divorce proceedings, is the termination provision for a power of attorney when a divorce or annulment action is filed.  F.S. 709.2109 provides “An agent’s authority terminates when … an action is filed for dissolution...

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