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Prenuptial Agreements & Second Marriages

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

The United States is aging, and in many respects, Florida is leading the charge. The state is thought to have the highest percentage of residents over 65, and has one of the top median ages in the country. However, just because someone is no longer the youngest of the young does not mean they… Read More »

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Imputed Income and Child Support in Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When a couple divorces in Florida, their finances understandably become a primary question during proceedings. This is perhaps most important when discussing the issue of child support, as it is the child, not the custodial parent, that has a right to support, and so the court places a high premium on ensuring it can… Read More »

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Where To File Your Florida Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When in the military, filing for divorce takes on new dimensions that civilians need not contend with, not least of all the time and place where one must file the action. In Florida, the place in particular can be important for a variety of reasons. Active duty military personnel are constantly on the move… Read More »

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The Role of a Personal Representative In Probate Proceedings

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When a person passes away, and they leave a will behind, there is a specific process that the state wants their heirs to follow in terms of liquidating the estate. With very rare exceptions, every person passes away with at least some assets to their name – items such as automobiles, land, and smaller… Read More »

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Emotional Support & Service Animals In Condos

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

People of all walks of life have service animals and emotional support animals that improve their quality of life significantly. However, it is not uncommon for landlords and business owners to either misunderstand or ignore the law surrounding the right to own these animals, and condo boards are no exception to the general ignorance… Read More »

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From Community Property To Equitable Distribution: What Changes?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

It is a fact of life that sometimes, employment or family considerations necessitate moving, often from state to state. Doing so is rarely easy, as it can be a bit of a culture shock even moving a mere handful of miles, and a move is doubly hard if it comes coupled with marital problems…. Read More »

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Ending Child Support Payments Early Or Late

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

In the significant majority of divorce cases which involve child support, those payments will terminate on the child’s 18th birthday, which should (at least in theory) be listed in the divorce decree as the date of cessation of payments. However, there are certain sets of circumstances under which support can be terminated either early… Read More »

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Coercion, Duress and Prenuptial Agreements

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

More and more nowadays, couples are signing prenuptial agreements, or prenups, before they marry. It is being seen more often as protecting one’s investments than as a cold, unromantic business deal. However, it is this familiarity that can sometimes lead to coercion or putting one party under duress, whether intentional or not – people… Read More »

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Why Do I Need A Probate Attorney?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If you have had a recent death among your loved ones, you may be feeling overwhelmed with not only saying goodbye, but also with all the legal ramifications surrounding the disposal of their property, especially if they did not leave a will or other estate plan. In Florida, the large majority of estates go… Read More »

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Divorcing While Deployed

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Being deployed is something that a soldier both expects and dreads. However, it can sometimes bring not only professional, but personal changes. It is less unusual than one might think to try and obtain a divorce while your military spouse is deployed – it may not be concluded until their tour of duty is… Read More »

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