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Child Custody When One Parent Is Deployed

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When one or both parents are in the military, and they decide to divorce, one of the first things that they will try to work out is child custody. Florida law starts from the belief that the court must act in the best interests of the child, but every case will hinge on a… Read More »

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Potential Advantages Of A Florida Prenuptial Agreement

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Quite a lot of ink has been spilled about potential issues that can happen if you and your spouse execute a prenuptial agreement – but there are several potential advantages that you can take advantage of as well, particularly if this is a second marriage for either or both of you. If you or… Read More »

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Parking Violations & Florida Condo Associations

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When you rent or purchase a condominium in Florida, you should be aware that the strong majority of them are overseen by condo boards, which have guiding rules and regulations that must be obeyed. One of the most common causes of disputes between condo owners, or between an owner and the condo board, is… Read More »

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No-Contest Clauses In Florida Probate

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Many people who have their will executed specifically ask to include what is known as an in terrorem or no-contest clause in the document. In most states, a no-contest clause specifically seeks to punish any beneficiary of the will who decides to attack the document’s validity. Florida, however, is one of two states where… Read More »

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Can I Undermine My Florida Own Prenuptial Agreement?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Statistics show that the U.S. divorce rate hovers around 40 percent for first marriages, and is even higher for second and third marriages. Because of this, many couples execute prenuptial agreements (referred to as ‘prenups’) before they get married, so that they can hopefully eliminate potential issues during divorce proceedings. However, sometimes, a person’s… Read More »

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Making Changes To Florida Child Support

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When two parents get divorced in Florida, their divorce decree will invariably include a required child support payment from the noncustodial parent (except in very rare situations). Florida law holds that a child generally has the right to support from both their parents, and a failure to support can be actionable. However, the amounts… Read More »

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The Florida Homestead Exemption And The Probate Process

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When someone passes away, their estate will generally have to go through Florida’s probate process before any assets can be granted to the deceased’s specified heirs. This includes all the assets that fall under the deceased person’s will (or other estate planning documents), including large assets like the person’s home. However, the deceased’s home… Read More »

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What Happens To A Spouse’s Military Benefits After Divorce?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

When a civilian spouse divorces their military servicemember spouse, one of the primary concerns they may have is what will happen to the privileges or benefits they have become used to during the period of the marriage. The spouses of military servicemembers are entitled to certain perks, but upon divorce, only a few can… Read More »

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Misconceptions About Florida Prenuptial Agreements

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

Prenuptial agreements are more common nowadays than they ever used to be in years past. However, some of the misconceptions and misunderstandings about prenups have persisted, even as the law and societal mores have changed. If you and your soon-to-be spouse decide that a prenuptial agreement is a good fit for your situation, it… Read More »

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How Are Absentee Condo Owners Handled In Florida Law?

By Steven A. Mason, P.A. |

It is unfortunately a fact of life that in many multifamily condominium buildings, there are absentee owners. While one might think that this would not affect other owners, or the condo board as a whole, there are issues that can appear, particularly with regard to maintenance and upkeep. If you are a board member… Read More »

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