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January 2015 Archives

Divorce papers filed by actor Patrick Dempsey's wife

Florida fans of actor Patrick Dempsey should be interested to know that his marriage is apparently coming to an end. The star of ABC's popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy saw divorce papers filed earlier this year by his wife.

When would a prenuptial agreement be deemed invalid?

Many Florida residents have likely heard about prenuptial agreements when reading about celebrity divorces. However, many people think that only those couples who have accumulated wealth have the option to enter into a prenuptial agreement. The reality is that anyone who is interested in safeguarding assets, protecting property or keeping the family business from being divided in the event the marriage does not work out can draft a prenuptial agreement.

Divorcing at the beginning of the year? What you should know

It's a lesser known fact that divorce filings tend to spike around the beginning of the New Year. It seems that getting out of a marriage is on the list of things that people add to their new year's resolutions. According to a study that analyzed divorce filings in the U.S. from 2008 through 2011, divorce filings experience a huge spike in January, continue to rise though the following month of February and peak out in March. A typical divorce proceeding can take anywhere from six months to well over a year from beginning to end.

Actor Jeremy Renner's wife files for divorce

Florida residents should be interested to know that Actor Jeremy Renner, who played the main role in the Oscar nominated movie, The Hurt Locker, and his wife called it quits. Renner's wife decided to file for divorce only a mere 10 months after getting married to her movie star husband.

What are the different the types of alimony in Florida?

When a Florida couple goes through a legal dissolution of marriage in a court of law, depending on the specific circumstances of the case, the court may award alimony to one of the parties, which must be paid by the other party. In Florida, there are four categories that alimony can fall under. These are bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, durational or permanent alimony.

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