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  • How Social Media Can Interfere with Your Ongoing Divorce Case

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 17-May-2018

    Social media apps are arguably the most popular form of electronic entertainment today. It seems virtually everyone in the country, from little kids to gray elders, uses social media constantly. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and more dominate the screens of our smartphones and tablets. But when going through a divorce, you should learn to kick this popular habit. Your Social Media Life ...
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  • New Bill on Calculating Appreciation of Non-Marital Assets in Divorce & Property Division Takes Effect in July

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 15-May-2018

    In March, Florida Lawmakers passed HB 639, a measure that established a statutory formula for calculating the marital share of passive appreciation of non-marital assets subject to property division. Prior to this measure being approved, Florida courts relied on case law to aide them in determining the marital portion of an asset’s passive appreciation for distribution. HB 639 is important ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Divorce & Dividing Assets

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 24-Apr-2018

    The marital property you purchased, accrued, or improved during your marriage will certainly be important and valuable to both yourself and your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Yet only one of you will be able to keep it. Indeed, property division could be the most contentious part of your divorce in Florida. Since you cannot simply cut your family car or home in half and each take a portion, you have to ...
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  • Military Spouse Benefits

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 20-Apr-2018

    Being married to someone in the military comes with a number of great benefits. These are intended to make your loved one’s service easier on you and ensure both of you are provided for, even in your spouse’s service-related absence. If you are experiencing a conflict regarding your military benefits or are experiencing another family legal conflict, please contact a member of our team ...
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  • New Changes to Tax Code Affects Tax Breaks for Divorced Couples

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 6-Apr-2018

    Determining alimony has always been a difficult task for lawyers and spouses who want to get divorced. However, new changes to the tax code will make alimony determinations even more difficult. In the past, the difficulty of figuring out alimony was primarily due to each state it having its own criteria for how much and how long alimony payments should be allocated. According to Mary Kay ...
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