Dividing Retirement Assets Can Be Tricky During Divorce

Many divorces involve dividing retirement assets. Dividing these assets can be tricky.

Many divorces involve dividing retirement assets. Dividing these assets can be tricky. Most people have either 401-K or Individual Retirement Accounts. However, dividing these can also cause problems. The biggest issue often is deciding when to evaluate the asset. Some people want to use the date the parties separated, while others use the date on … Read more

Independence Day Reflections: American’s Must “Hang Together”

Independence Day brings us a chance to reflect. A chance to think about the freedom and opportunities we enjoy here in the United States.

Independence Day brings us a chance to reflect – a chance to think about the freedom and opportunities we enjoy here in the United States.  It’s hard to imagine what it was like back in 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed. The British Empire spanned across continents. The British Army was bigger and … Read more

Memorial Day is for the Fallen

Memorial Day is for the Fallen

This Memorial Day, give thanks to those who lost their lives while serving our country. I saw a nice meme the other day from a fellow veteran which said: Memorial Day is for the fallen. Please don’t thank me this weekend.” That’s true. Veterans get recognized on Veteran’s Day in November. Memorial Day, by contrast, … Read more

Florida Divorce and Non-Residents

Florida Divorce and Non-Residents

Several cases we see involve divorces in which one of the parties is a non-resident. That is, the Husband and Wife lived in Florida, but moved away. In many instances, the non-resident is in the military, or works in a field in which they have to work out of state. In other cases, both parties lived here … Read more

Celebrating Veteran’s Day

Veteran's Day is approaching, and it's a good time to give back to our veterans.

Veteran’s Day is approaching, and it’s a good time to give back to our veterans. Serving in the military is a source of pride and accomplishment. But many who have served, or are serving, need our help. Here are some ways you can help make a difference: The Wounded Warrior Project helps provides counseling, and … Read more

Divorce and the Military

If you are a member of the military, or if your spouse is a member, you should know your basic rights.

Florida has many military members, with some of the nicest duty stations. These include Key West, Pensacola, and Jacksonville. Military Members and their spouses also settle in Ocala and Gainesville. If you are a member of the military, or if your spouse is a member, you should know your basic rights and benefits. Judgements: The … Read more