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The Process Of Dividing Military Retired Pay

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Just like the marital home or the automobile, a military servicemember’s retired pay is an extremely valuable asset in many divorces. However, it can also be one of the most difficult to distribute, because of the confusion that often surrounds it. This is especially true if one spouse is a servicemember and the other… Read More »


The Nuts & Bolts Of Florida Prenuptial Agreements

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Prenuptial agreements, shortened to ‘prenups,’ were formerly a tool primarily for second marriages, particularly when an older spouse sought to protect certain assets from a younger one. Over time, however, prenups became more and more common among couples, even very young people entering into a first marriage. If you believe that a prenup would… Read More »


Are Florida’s 55+ Communities Discriminatory?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Florida’s Fair Housing Act (FHA) and its federal equivalent prohibit discrimination in housing, specifically holding that one may not be discriminated against on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, familial status, and certain other characteristics. However, there is a significant exception to this policy, and it deals with age. In 1995, federal… Read More »


Is Probate Necessary If No Will Exists?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When a person dies in the state of Florida, they usually leave a Last Will and Testament behind. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, people die with no estate planning in place – this is called dying ‘intestate,’ and Florida law has procedures in place to ensure that the decedent’s property goes… Read More »


Should I Challenge My Loved One’s Will?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When someone passes away in Florida, and their estate is required to go through the probate process before the assets can be disbursed, this is usually accomplished with minimal fuss. However, it is not uncommon for a will to be contested by a potential claimant if they believe that there is reason to do… Read More »


Military Divorce: Active Duty Vs Reservists

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Military divorce can be a complex endeavor, with many different issues to be settled before the two individuals can go their separate ways (and this goes double if the couple has children). One potential wrinkle that many fail to consider in terms of asset distribution is the status of the military servicemember – there… Read More »


State & Federal Laws Protect Military Servicemembers’ Rights During Deployment

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

While some people are able to navigate the process with relative ease, most people find the mechanisms of divorce to be quite complex. This goes double, very often, for members of the military, simply because they must balance personal and professional factors at essentially every moment. Because of this, during deployment, state and federal… Read More »


Is Your Florida Prenuptial Agreement Enforceable?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Recent statistics estimate that around 40 percent of U.S. marriages eventually end in divorce, with the percentage rising even higher for second marriages. One step that more and more couples are taking nowadays to hopefully stave off divorce is having a valid prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements can help to prevent many different kinds of… Read More »


What Is Florida Child Support Intended To Cover?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

If you are getting divorced, and you have minor children, expect that either you or your soon-to-be ex-spouse (or both, in rare cases) will be asked to pay child support. Florida law sees it as a legal and moral obligation for both parents to support their children, making the right belong to the child… Read More »


Florida Condo Board Members & Fiduciary Duty

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Almost every condominium building is run by an association, which then nominates or elects a board of directors. While every unit owner is an association member, the board of directors is generally a smaller group, and may include a professional property manager or management company, as well as unit owners. In Florida, both the… Read More »

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