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When Good Marriages Go Bad

By Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. |

Few things are as emotionally tumultuous as the realization that a once joyful and fulfilling marriage is now fraught with tension and unhappiness. It’s a profound loss, marked not just by the fading of love but by the confusion and sorrow of seeing a vital part of one’s life unravel. The decline of a… Read More »

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What Constitutes Stalking in Florida?

By Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. |

Under Florida law, stalking is defined as the willful, malicious, and repeated following, harassing, or cyberstalking of one person by another. Harassment refers to a course of conduct directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no legitimate purpose. Cyberstalking includes engaging in electronic communication directed at a specific person… Read More »

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When to Use the Expert Services of a Forensic Accountant During a Complex Divorce

By Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. |

Divorce can be a challenging process, particularly when it involves complex financial disputes or significant assets. In such cases, the expertise of a forensic accountant can be invaluable in ensuring a fair and equitable division of assets. These professionals specialize in examining financial records to uncover hidden details that can significantly impact the outcome… Read More »

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Florida’s Statutes on Domestic Violence: Focusing on Victim’s Rights

By Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. |

Domestic violence remains a critical issue in Florida, impacting numerous lives across the state each year. It is crucial for victims to understand their legal rights and the protections available under Florida law to safely navigate away from abusive situations and begin the recovery process. What Constitutes Domestic Violence in Florida? In Florida, domestic… Read More »

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What to Expect During a Florida Divorce Trial

By Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. |

Understanding the trial process can significantly reduce stress and help you prepare both mentally and emotionally. A Boynton Beach divorce attorney can guide you through what to expect during the trial and help you be well-prepared. Pre-Trial Preparations Before the trial begins, you must complete several key steps. This phase includes final disclosures, where… Read More »

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Preparing for a Deposition During Your Divorce

By Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. |

A deposition is a critical element of the discovery process in any Florida divorce case. It involves giving sworn, out-of-court oral testimony that can be used later in court. Proper preparation for a deposition can significantly impact the outcomes of your divorce, particularly in complex cases involving substantial assets or custody issues. Understanding what… Read More »

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Discovery Process During a Florida Divorce

By Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. |

Divorce in Florida involves several critical legal steps, with the discovery process being among the most important to ensure fairness and transparency. Discovery allows both parties to obtain the necessary information from each other to support their case, helping to prevent surprises during divorce proceedings and facilitating a fair division of assets and responsibilities…. Read More »

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Who Gets to Keep the House in a Florida Divorce?

By Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. |

In Florida, the house often represents not only the largest financial asset a couple owns but also a central piece of their shared lives and memories. Understanding how Florida law approaches the division of such a significant asset can help ease the uncertainty and stress that often accompanies divorce proceedings. Florida follows the principle… Read More »

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Navigating the Waters of Divorce Modification Post-Judgment

By Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. |

Divorce signifies a pivotal life change, but it’s not always the final word on the matters settled between you and your former spouse. Life is an ever-evolving journey, and the circumstances that felt permanent yesterday can shift unexpectedly. Recognizing this, Florida law permits modifications to divorce judgments, allowing for adjustments to alimony, child support,… Read More »

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The Role of Mediation in Florida Divorces

By Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. |

Divorce is undoubtedly one of life’s most challenging transitions, marked not only by emotional upheaval but also by the difficult task of untangling shared lives. In Florida, the process doesn’t have to be as stormy as it often seems. Mediation emerges as a beacon of hope, offering a pathway to an amicable resolution that… Read More »

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