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Author Archives: Lynette Silon-Laguna

Florida Fighting Same-Sex Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

In a month during which same-sex marriage rights significantly expanded to numerous new states, the Florida government still appears to be fighting any marriage equality progress in the Sunshine State. On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced it would not hear appeals of any lower court decisions regarding… Read More »

Does it Matter that My Spouse was Unfaithful?

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Many divorces in Florida may stem from suspicions, allegations, or even open admissions of infidelity on the part of one or both spouses. Such adultery may very likely and understandably incite strong feelings of anger, betrayal, and other hurtful emotions. Victims of adultery may further wish to hold their spouse accountable for their actions… Read More »

What Happens when a Divorcing Couple Owns a Business?

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

When a couple divorces, Florida law requires that all of their marital property is divided equitably between them. Some types of assets and property are easier to divide than others. For example, liquid assets in bank accounts may simply be split between the spouses. However, other marital property, such as the family home, furniture,… Read More »

Social Media May Impact the Disposition of Your Florida Divorce

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Marital issues or conflict can be emotionally troubling, and sometimes people tend to act out of character when having issues with their spouse or significant other. Individuals may engage in behavior in which they normally do not, such as going out with friends to bars or nightclubs or spending money irresponsibly. Often, these and… Read More »

What Factors does a Court Consider when Awarding Florida Alimony?

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

The end of a marriage can be a trying time, both emotionally and financially. For many people, fundamental aspects of their daily life will change dramatically, including where they live, how often they see their children, their day-to-day routine, and even whether or not they have a job. In some cases, one of the… Read More »

Obtaining Past Due Child Support in Florida After Children Become Adults

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

With regard to child support in the state of Florida, the general rule is that child support terminates when a child reaches 18 years of age.  However, the general rule does not apply when child support is still owed for any time prior to the child’s reaching adult legal status. Under these circumstances, the… Read More »

Don’t Believe the Hype: Collaborative Law Is Not Without Disadvantages

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Collaborative law is an alternate form of dispute resolution in the family law context. While proponents contend that collaborative law is both less expensive and more effective than traditional, adversarial law, it can actually drag out disputes in matters of divorce and child custody, thereby increasing costs. The Facts About Collaborative Law The first… Read More »

Divorce, Annulment and Separation in Florida

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Florida is known for being one of the states with the highest divorce rates. The decision to divorce your spouse should be given much thought and consideration, and it is important to be familiar with Florida law regarding divorce and whether there are any other available options. It’s quite possible you will have a… Read More »

Proposed Alimony Revision Legislation in Florida

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

Florida legislation currently creates a presumption of permanent alimony for long-term marriages, while simultaneously creating a presumption against permanent alimony in short-term marriages. This legislation has drawn the attention of numerous family law attorneys, legislators, and members of the public. In the summer of the 2013, the Florida legislature attempted to revise the current… Read More »

Later in Life Divorce & Finances

By Lynette Silon-Laguna |

America’s divorce rate might be on the decline for most age groups, but amongst one group it’s hitting record highs. Who’s behind the spike? Baby boomers. The divorce rate for the over-50 crowd has more than tripled in the past 20 years, and the trend shows little chance of slowing. With Americanslivinglonger and looking… Read More »

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