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November 2015 Archives

Prenuptial agreements: How an attorney can help

Having a prenuptial agreement is a good idea for most people, but certain demographics may be especially vulnerable if they do not get a prenup in place before marriage. If you have children from a previous marriage, substantial assets that you want to protect or a very specific estate plan, a prenuptial agreement can be a very important tool to protect your interests and ensure your wishes are carried out in the event of a divorce.

Do you need your Social Security number to establish paternity?

Many people in Florida hold their Social Security numbers very close and refuse to give them out unless there is no other option. They know that these numbers can be used for identity theft, so they want to limit exposure to protect themselves.

Business owners: What you need to know about divorce

Divorce is a very big step and should never be done on a whim. It's important to be as informed as possible going into the process and to understand how the Florida laws may affect your particular situation. This is especially true for business owners. Even if you are the sole proprietor of your business, it may be possible for the income and assets to be treated as part of the marital property.

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