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Rupert Murdoch finalizes divorce with third wife

Florida residents may remember hearing in June 2013 that Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox and News Corp., filed for divorce from his third wife of 14 years. Now the media mogul is finalizing the divorce with a negotiated settlement. The terms of the settlement have not been released to the public, but there are some rumors as to how the assets are being divided.

Deciding who gets the pets in a divorce

Florida pet owners who are filing for divorce may wonder who gets to keep the family pets after a separation. While some people may consider their pets to be members of the family, the law does not agree. In the courtroom, a dog or cat is treated as a piece of property.

Divorce settlement meetings

Some Florida couples who are preparing to divorce may be interested in trying to resolve some of the issues amicably. In order to do that, spouses often agree to hold a settlement conference. A few helpful hints may be able to help people prepare for that meeting and have a more productive experience.

The use of experts in a divorce case

Although many divorces in Florida and elsewhere start off on a relatively amicable basis, couples frequently are unable to agree on certain issues. On such occasions, the testimony of experts is often relied upon to come to a determination. These professionals can be separately retained by either or both spouses or appointed by the court. In either case, expert testimony is considered reliable and admissible, and there are several types of experts that often play a role in these matters.

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