iHop International House of MoldyCakes

iHop International House of MoldyCakes Holy MoldyCakes: iHop ruined the building! Is International House of Pancakes ruining you diet?  Read this! Sunshine Restaurant Partners, LLC, better known as iHop, rented a building to operate a pancake restaurant in South Pasadena, Florida.  At the end of its 35-year commercial lease, iHop surrendered the building to the owners.  A professional inspector was hired to perform the move-out inspection.  The inspector’s report revealed several areas of concern, and he recommended additional inspections by specialists.  Specialists were hired and they conducted more inspections.  The results were not good.  They found evidence of MoldyCakes! A shocking discovery at the International House
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Low Cost | Uncontested Divorce

Low Cost | Uncontested Divorce What is an Uncontested Divorce? When two people divorce, they must resolve many issues, such as equitable distribution, alimony payments, child support, and time-sharing.  In an Uncontested Divorce the parties have an agreement on all of these issues.  If you do not understand the scope of equitable distribution, alimony in Florida, child support and time-sharing then you may not have an Uncontested Divorce. Equitable Distribution The first step in equitable distribution is to determine what property is marital and what property in non-marital.  In an Uncontested Divorce, you and your spouse have an agreement as to how you will divide the
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Equitable Distribution & Real Estate

Equitable Distribution & Real Estate When a marriage has come to an end, and the couple has decided to get divorced, there are numerous issues which must be taken into consideration and resolved before the divorce can be finalized. One such issue involves how assets and property will be divided. The state of Florida is what is termed an equitable distribution state. That means all assets, real estate, earnings, debts and other possessions acquired during the course of the marriage must be divided equitably between the two parties. Note that this does not mean equal distribution, it simply means that
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How Can Domestic Violence Influence a Divorce?

How Can Domestic Violence Influence a Divorce? According to Florida statutes, domestic violence is defined as, “…any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.” In divorce cases, domestic violence may be the reason behind a divorce. It can also be brought about when one party has requested a divorce and the other party gets violent. In either circumstance domestic violence can have a very direct and important influence on
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Developing a Parenting Plan

Developing a Parenting Plan Lawmakers in Florida believe that even when a couple makes the determination to end their marriage and go their separate ways, it is in the best interest of the child(ren) that the couple continue a shared responsibility for the child’s health, general welfare and successful upbringing. With both parents playing an active role in the child’s life, studies have shown that he or she will have a much better chance at happiness and success. As part of Florida divorce proceedings, parents are required to develop a parenting plan which clearly lays out each parent’s responsibilities as
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Buyer Beware of “DIY Divorce” Methods

Buyer Beware of “DIY Divorce” Methods Many of you have heard of “do it yourself” (or DIY) crafting or handy work projects. Whether it is creating a handmade sign for a wedding, or learning how to rebuild and refurnish an old wooden table, DIY is all the rage today. However, according to recent news, more and more people are attempting to “DIY” their divorces, which is often times causing them to suffer in the long run. Though many people are fearful of losing a lot of money by hiring a lawyer to help their case, investigators have found that choosing
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More Siblings Reduces Risk of Divorce

More Siblings Reduces Risk of Divorce A recent study has found that the more siblings you have, the less likely you are to divorce. The General Social Study collected data for thirty years (from 1972 to 2012) on more than 57,000 adults. One of its findings was that each sibling a person has, their risk of having a divorce later in life reduces by two percent. This is the first time a study has looked into the possibility of siblings as a factor in the likelihood of divorce. According to Sociologist Doug Downey of the Ohio State University, “There are
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Benefits of the Collaborative Divorce Process

Benefits of the Collaborative Divorce Process Collaborative Divorce Team If you are getting divorced then you and your spouse probably do not communicate well.  One of the benefits of the collaborative divorce process is that non-adversarial communication is facilitated by a specially trained team of professionals.   The professional team includes an attorney for each party, a neutral financial professional and a counselor.  The job of the attorneys is the same as in an adversarial divorce, which is to effectively advocate their client’s position.  The financial professional’s job is to provide an unbiased evaluation of the issues related to property division, alimony,
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When Should You Seek a Child Support Modification?

When Should You Seek a Child Support Modification? Child Support Modification Lawyers If there has been an unanticipated substantial change in circumstances from when a Court entered an order for child support, you may wish to request a child support modification. Nothing is set in stone, and the court can change a child support order or judgment if a judge finds that the substantial change was not anticipated at the time of the Child Support Order and that the modification is in the child’s best interests.  When you fill out a court order modification, the form must be completed in blue or black
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Equitable Distribution

Equitable Distribution in the State of Florida In the State of Florida, the property and debt distribution issues that arise during a divorce are usually settled between spouses in their marital settlement agreement. However, when a couple cannot agree on the distribution of debts and property, a Florida court may need to divide their assets according to state law. Like many other states, Florida upholds an equitable distribution law when a couple is seeking divorce. According to Statute 61.075, all marital assets and liabilities between parties shall be distributed equally, unless a party can justify that said equal distribution is,
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