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By Michael H. Gora QI finally wrapped up my divorce case two weeks ago at mediation.  My final hearing is scheduled for next week.  I owe my attorney about $25,000.  The money that I need to pay his bill is currently subject to a “freeze” or injunction in the cash portion of my brokerage account, but will be released to me as soon as the divorce More...

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By Online Contributor On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Public Relations

By Michael H. Gora Q I am planning to begin divorce proceedings against my wife in the near future. While we both make a good living and have somewhat more money because of the stock market rally the last few More...

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By Online Contributor On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Forensic Accountants

By Michael H. Gora Many times divorce lawyers and their clients have to make a decision as to whether or not to hire a forensic accountant as an expert in processing their case from beginning to the end, whether More...

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By Online Contributor On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Imagine: About the Nigeria Girls

By Michael H. Gora As a young lawyer attempting to carve a living out of any portion of the law, I spent a few years as a part time Public Defender in Ft. Lauderdale while having my own small civil practice of divorces, More...

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By Online Contributor On Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Bubble Trouble

By Michael H. Gora Q Seven years ago, at my husband’s suggestion, we met with a paralegal at her office in West Palm Beach to work out a marital settlement agreement. We wanted to save money, so we did not want More...

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By Online Contributor On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Really Married?

By Michael H. Gora Q:   My wife and I were married four years ago.  She was and is a disaster.  I knew that she had been married once before; an hour after our wedding was official, her younger sister accidentally More...

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By Online Contributor On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Department of Children and Felonies

By Michael H. Gora Kudos to The Miami Herald and its investigational series on DCF, Florida’s Department of Children and Families, which I have chosen to call The Department of Children and Felonies. Occasionally More...

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By Online Contributor On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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A Perfect Pair

By Michael H. Gora This column is not about divorce, to the contrary.  One of my favorite photographs captures two synchronized divers.  I call my photo “A Perfect Pair.”  Tom and Naomi Shirley, of Broward More...

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By Online Contributor On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Financial Suicide

By Michael H. Gora As a matrimonial attorney, I cannot envision suggesting to a hard working, high earning and professional husband that the way to defeat the wife in the divorce game is to surreptitiously spend More...

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By Bocatribune On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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Child Support Guidelines

By Michael H. Gora Q     What are “Child Support Guidelines” for Florida residents?  How do they work?  Does it matter how much people make, whether or no both parents are working?  I read in your recent More...