Man must pay ex-wife’s legal fees despite bankruptcy

By Marrero, Chamizo, Marcer Law, LP,

Florida residents who are interested in finances and the law may want to know of a recent ruling in a spousal support case. A man who was ordered to pay his ex-wife’s attorney’s fees has lost his appeal of the court’s decision. The man had declared bankruptcy and objected to the order to make the…

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Benefits of a prenuptial agreement

By Marrero, Chamizo, Marcer Law, LP,

Despite many believing that prenups are only for the wealthy, regular individuals should also consider getting one. Prenuptial agreements are like an insurance policy that protects both people if a marriage fails. There are several reasons couples in Florida might want to consider a prenup before getting married. A prenuptial agreement allows both people to…

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College savings and divorce

By Marrero, Chamizo, Marcer Law, LP,

Florida parents who are facing a divorce might be concerned about college savings they have built up for their child. They might be concerned that if the other parent finds a new partner, they might try to use the money to pay for the education of the partner’s child or of a child that they…

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Bankruptcy and mortgage refinancing

By Marrero, Chamizo, Marcer Law, LP,

Assuming that a Florida homeowner who has filed for bankruptcy owes less on a mortgage than the home is worth, how long a wait is there after the bankruptcy has ended before a refinancing of the mortgage is possible? It partially depends on why the homeowner went bankrupt to begin with. In the event that…

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