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Addressing 529 College Savings Accounts for Your Child in Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Just as arguing over assets is one aspect of some divorces. The treatment of 529 and custodial college savings accounts is an increasingly common issue for some divorcing parents, and therefore for family law attorneys as well. What will happen to the account, who will manage it, how it should be addressed in the… Read More »

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Deciding What to Do When You Are Potentially Separating as an Unmarried Parent

By William Wallshein P.A. |

As attorneys who practice family law here in Florida, sometimes the questions we receive are not from those who have already made up their mind that they necessarily want to move forward with a particular path, such as divorce. Sometimes, for example, we are contacted by those who simply want to discuss precautionary issues… Read More »

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When Divorced Parents Disagree Over Whether Their Child Should Return to School This Fall

By William Wallshein P.A. |

As the summer winds down and kids get ready for the 2020-2021 school year, most Florida school districts are providing parents with the option to decide whether to send their kids to school in-person or continue with online learning, as they did during the second half of the spring. However, just as the coronavirus… Read More »

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Addressing The Dissipation of Marital Assets in Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

 Unfortunately, each year there are a number of individuals who battle over finances during their divorce, and in some of those cases, dissipation of assets can become an issue. Some may decide that they suddenly need to engage in excessive spending in order to prevent their spouse from getting more of the marital assets,… Read More »

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What Do Divorce Lawyers Do, Exactly?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

A majority of Americans believe that getting a divorce is better than staying in an unhappy marriage, and that includes what is best for the children in terms of potentially living with two unhappy parents. Still, regardless of your circumstances, you may have questions about what exactly divorce attorneys do and how having an… Read More »

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Emergency Sole Child Custody Orders Being Granted Against First Responders in Pandemic

By William Wallshein P.A. |

The only family law issues that judges are making themselves available for at this time are emergency issues, such as domestic violence protection orders. In some cases, that also includes court orders granting one parent sole temporary custody of the children if a judge is convinced that one parent could expose the children to… Read More »

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The Coronavirus Brings a Number of Custody Complications for Some Divorce Parents

By William Wallshein P.A. |

As attorneys who practice family law here in Florida, we have been fielding a number of questions related to the coronavirus over the last few weeks, especially those related to child custody issues (or time sharing/parenting plans, as they are referred to in Florida). Many parents went from trying to figure out what to… Read More »

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After Your Divorce Is Finalized, There Is Still Much to Be Done

By William Wallshein P.A. |

As attorneys who regularly counsel clients here in West Palm Beach on how to protect themselves and what to plan for while going through divorce, many people do not realize that we also have to make sure that our clients complete certain actions even after they obtain their divorce judgment. However, these actions are… Read More »

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The Holidays & Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

January has officially become “Divorce Month” here in the U.S. Some website managers have even reported a more than 20 percent increase in people specifically searching under the word “divorce” on their websites; just from December to January. As attorneys who counsel countless clients through the divorce process each year here in Florida, another… Read More »

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What Is A “Strategic” Divorce? Why Would Anyone Get One

By William Wallshein P.A. |

It may sound very difficult to believe, but these days, some couples are considering getting what’s known as a “strategic divorce,” i.e. one that is done solely out of financial necessity; possibly due to tax and financially-related issues, such as needing to qualify for certain healthcare programs in order to take care of their… Read More »

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