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- Marital Home Purchased Before Marriage: How Is It Treated?
When a person buys a home before he or she is married, this property is usually considered his or her own separate property. However, the other spouse may have a right to some of the home’s equity upon divorce despite this classification. Also, steps may have been taken so that the property is no longer considered separate and is now subject to division in the divorce action.
- Summer Co-Parenting Tips
In the eyes of a child, summertime stands for fun. Swimming, sleepover camp, long days, cool evenings, and vacation plans dominate their calendars. For children of divorced or separated parents, summer can be anything but fun if effective co-parenting skills fail. Those long days can become even longer when tension and disappointment fill the air.
- Virginia Supreme Court Rules on Same-Sex Couples
It has been common and expected that when a woman is receiving alimony payments from her ex-husband, he will no longer have to pay spousal support when she becomes engaged to another man. However, when that same woman instead becomes engaged to another woman, courts have ruled that the man must continue his spousal support payments in Virginia; that is, until a recent decision reversed this ruling.
- In Florida, Can Alimony Be Modified Following the Final Dissolution of Marriage Judgment?
Yes, in many instances in Florida post judgment alimony can be modified. There are, however a number of considerations. Alimony is money paid from one party in a dissolution of marriage to the other party.
- Florida Enacts Collaborative Divorce Law
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 967, which is entitled “Collaborative Law Process Act,” into law on March 24, 2016. In doing so, Florida joins an increasing number of other states who already have enacted legislation permitting collaborative divorces. Before the Act becomes effective, however, the Florida Supreme Court must approve and adopt Rules of Procedure and Rules of Professional Conduct to govern the collaborative divorce process.
- Will My Child’s Opinion Be Considered in a Custody Case?
Divorce often leads to child custody battles when both parents want the child for various reasons. These battles tend to lead to court dealings that may cause much time and money to resolve. These proceedings come about when the parents are unable to arrange times and a date to share the child or children and mediation has failed or is not considered be an option.
- Construction Workplace Accident Prevention
The estimated 130 million construction workers on jobsites across the U.S. face a potentially dangerous work environment on a daily basis. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) cites there are approximately 150,000 construction accident injuries every year, with 5,000 of those injuries being fatal.
When you are injured on the job, you are entitled to file a Workers’ Compensation claim to seek monetary compensation for your lost wages while you are out of work to recover.
- Power Lines and Farming Accidents
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, farmers and others who work in the agricultural industry are among the top ten types of workers most at risk for being killed in a work-related accident.
- Filing a Claim Is Not Suing Your Employer
There is a common misconception that if an individual is injured on the job and pursues a Workers’ Compensation claim, they are effectively filing a lawsuit against their employer for reimbursement of medical costs and lost wages.