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Some complexities in high-asset divorces

Florida is an equitable distribution state, meaning that in divorces decided by the court, judges should divide marital assets equitably between the spouses. When the couple works out the divorce agreement themselves, they have more leeway. They may also need to factor in the requirements of a prenuptial agreement.

Filing for taxes after a divorce in Florida

Divorce changes so many aspects of your life, it can be hard to keep up with them. One area that you need to be aware of this time of year is taxes. Getting a divorce has multiple effects on taxes, especially when it lasts through two calendar years.

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause serious injury

Usually, when people slip and fall, the first thing they may wonder is if someone saw them. They may even feel more concerned about their embarrassment than they are about their injuries, especially if these seem minor. But not all slip-and-fall accidents end with victims getting up and walking away. Some accidents result in the victims needing medical attention for their wounds. It is not uncommon for people to sustain injuries to their heads, arms, hands, legs, hips, feet and spine. 

Res ipsa loquitur in medical injury cases

In Florida, when one person causes injury to another, a personal injury lawsuit may arise. The burden is typically on is on the plaintiff to prove the elements of a cause of action, including the defendant’s negligence. However, less commonly, sometimes the plaintiff can shift the burden to the defendant to prove it was not negligent.

Whom you should and should not listen to after an injury

Suffering a personal injury can be a devastating event to endure. No matter how it happened, you are likely wondering how to recover and return to normalcy. You can also expect friends and family to chime in, along with plenty of professionals, inundating you with advice from all angles. Whom you listen to in this time will make all the difference in the outcome of this unfortunate situation.

Possible indications of nursing home abuse

When you place your loved one in a nursing home or continuing care facility, you want to feel confident that he or she is going to receive the best possible care. Regrettably, however, this is not always the case at American nursing homes, with nursing home abuse and neglect relatively common occurrences at some facilities.

5 ways your husband could hide assets

Once divorce begins, some people try as hard as they can to hold onto wealth and assets. Secret accounts and shady financial activities are common in divorce, especially if there are significant assets. If your husband hides assets, you will not get a fair settlement.

How are vacation homes in Florida split in a divorce?

Florida is a hot spot for tourists. In an article published by the Orlando Sentinel, it was found that nearly 113 million people vacationed in Florida in 2016. That is a sharp increase from the previous year. Many people who come to enjoy the lovely Florida weather even have their own vacation home to relax in. 

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