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Decoding The USFSPA For Military Divorces

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) was passed in 1982, with the intention of clarifying the benefits to which former military spouses are entitled. The law was passed after a divorce case was decided by the Supreme Court which held that military spouses were not entitled to any portion of the servicemember’s… Read More »

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Prenuptial Agreements Upon Remarriage

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

First marriages do not last nearly as long as they used to in this day and age, with statistics estimating that just under half of them end up in divorce. This is one of the main reasons that the use of prenuptial agreements is on the rise – a prenup can safeguard certain property… Read More »

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Creditors and Florida Probate

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When a friend or family member passes away, depending on your relationship with them, you may be named as the personal representative (PR) of their estate. This means that you are responsible for submitting the deceased person’s will to probate, and completing the relevant paperwork to ensure that the person’s heirs receive the bequests… Read More »

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How Does Your Parenting Plan Affect Child Support?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When two people are divorcing, and they have one or more children of the marriage, the issue of child support must come up. Under Florida law, the right of support belongs to the child – not the parents – and cannot be bargained away or waived. The state has a specific set of guidelines… Read More »

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Military Divorce While Deployed

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Like any other couple, members of the U.S. military get married and divorced. However, spouses where one or both members are active duty service members will face some different hurdles that they must manage before their divorce can be final. It is important to consult an experienced military divorce attorney before opening proceedings, so… Read More »

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Moving Into Your First Homeowners’ Association

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Most new single family developments in Florida are part of a homeowners’ association (HOA) nowadays, but for many, moving into the subdivision means agreeing to live by a host of rules that may be new to them. While the HOA rules are generally contained in the contract of sale, not everyone reads or understands… Read More »

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Why Do I Need A Prenuptial Agreement?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

In the mind of most average people, a prenuptial agreement, also called a prenup, is only for those with significant assets.. In reality, depending on the situation you find yourself in before marriage, a prenup is often a good idea even for couples who may have fewer assets to distribute upon divorce. Each case… Read More »

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Parenting Time and Child Support In Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When two people decide to divorce, asset distribution may not take a very long time, but deciding issues of parenting time and child support payments can draw out proceedings for ages if not handled appropriately. What many couples do not immediately grasp is that parenting time can play a role in arriving at an… Read More »

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Explaining Retroactive Child Support in Florida

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

The concept of retroactive child support can be confusing to many divorcing parents, who may ask what ‘retroactivity’ is relevant. However, Florida law allows the custodial parent to petition, in some cases, for child support dating not just to the divorce, but to the initial separation. This may not always be available, but if… Read More »

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Sorting Out Finances In A Florida Military Divorce

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

A divorce between one or two members of the U.S. military is a very different process than a standard civilian divorce. Everything from timing to custody can be affected, especially if the military servicemember(s) in the marriage are actively deployed. However, the issue of finances is by far the most complex and potentially divisive… Read More »

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