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Bonnie Klein Rhoden

Family Attorney at Rockledge, FL

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Rhoden Law Group, Kenneth Rhoden LLC

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Bonnie

Learn Bonnie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Dissolution, custody, alimony, ADOPTIONS (adult or minor), name changes, guardianship, relocation of children, modification of final orders and timesharing agreements.

  2. Divorce and separation
    This area of law falls under Family Law however divorce and its many facets require strong advocacy and deep knowledge. We handle dissolution, custody, alimony, modification of these areas, military divorce, and relocation matters.

  3. Estate planning
    Wills, trusts, deeds, incapacity planning documents

  4. Probate
    Probate isn't always necessary (good planning can mean no probate) but when it is I will help you through the simplest form of probate available to you. You will understand every step and be involved with your case.

  5. Wills and living wills
    If you haven't done your own will the State of FL has done one for you and I bet you aren't going to like it. Don't put it off. By the time you need a will and living will it is usually too late to create them. I make it smooth and easy to navigate.

I came to Brevard County in 1977 when my family relocated from Pennsylvania.  After attending Gemini, Hoover, MCC, and Melbourne High I spent a decade in the Orlando area, returning home to Brevard County in 2004.  I attended hometown university Florida Institute of Technology graduating summa cum laude and eventually, after completing law school and passing the bar, I was an adjunct Professor at Florida Institute of Technology teaching a core class to the Pre-Law Program majors and minors. This course is one of the first introductions for the students into the world of state and federal law. 

Family law matters are the focus of my practice although I do offer ancillary services.  Primarily you will find my clients among couples contemplating dissolution of marriage, custody issues, child support, alimony, and modification of various family court orders.  I am able to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem in a FAMILY matter (this is different from a GAL in dependency court) and have vast experience and knoweldge to draw upon in such cases.  With the motto of "negotiate then litigate" many of my cases are settled well prior to trial.  It takes two willing parties and two attorneys to focus on the goal of negotiating but when everyone is clear about the goal it can often be achieved without the stress and cost of a trial.

In my law practice I assist people and families with planning for events that may render them incapacitated or for their own passing.  These plans can include a simple will package to transfer assets upon death, govern health care decisions, and power of attorney documents.  Clients may also need a living trust, a life estate, or a Lady Bird Deed.  More complex planning can involve trusts, the use of LLC entities, or combinations of several planning tools. 

Because I offer a free review of a person's will I often hear, "But I don't have a will."  I am happy to explain to those without a formal will that they do actually have a will but won't like it.  Why? Because the State of Florida wrote it.  Preparing the documents in anticipation of our own passing does not have to be complicated or expensive.  In fact, spending a little on preparation will save your family many times that amount in fees, taxes, or costs when they administer your estate. 

The possibility of incapacity is a consideration for everyone.  Should you become incapacitated due to an illness, accident, or the aging process you need to have a plan in place.  Who will pay your utility bills, your mortgage, or your insurance premium?  What will happen to your children or your pets?  Where can your family find your health care wishes and who should make health care decisions if you cannot?  These are only some of the reasons you need to include planning for incapacity on your list of things to do. 

Probate is not always necesary when a loved one passes away.  However, if there are assets left behind by the deceased you should consult an attorney before any of those assets are used, transferred, or disseminated.  A free consultation can be enough to answer all the pertinent questions and if a legal probate is required - I will assist you through the process.  

I also am part of the Brevard Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) and Attorney Ad Litem (AAL) programs which provide child advocacy services at no cost to children in the Dependency Court system. It is an excellent opportunity for volunteers and I encourage everyone to consider becoming a GAL.

I currently serve all counties in the State of Florida from my location in Central Florida (Brevard County).  

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Working hard for the Chief Judge at the Brevard County Courthouse.
My parents, siblings, and the kids as we celebrate Mom & Dad's 60th wedding anniversary in 2014.
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Posted by Alexander | August 9, 2023
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Fully Recommend
I can't thank Bonnie enough. She worked with me through a difficult dissolution that ended up taking an extra year to finalize. She was instrumental in the mediation process, negotiating a settlement which not only yielded unexpected results in my favor, but included being able to spend more time with my two daughters. Bonnie doesn't hold back and gives a realistic and honest view of the issues at hand, especially when children are involved, even if the information might be a bit hard to take. Her professionalism and experience are admirable. I fully recommend her services and those of her legal team.
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Posted by Van | February 27, 2023
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Best lawyer I’ve ever had
I’ve used quite a few lawyers in my life. She is the only one that explained exactly what was going to happen and how. Then she did everything she said she would and more now I have my four year old son and I have her to thank. If you want a straight forward great attorney she’s the one I couldn’t be happier.
Posted by Json M. | July 8, 2022
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Best Phone Call I've Ever Had With A Lawyer
When I called this law firm a cheerful voice answered. I was amazed when the voice identifed with "this is Bonnie, I'm one of the lawyers." When I was surprised she said her paralegal is busy so she grabbed the phone. You don't believe me? I didn't believe it either. I asked about 25 questions and Bonnie answered every-single-one without rushing me off the phone. She was kind, informative, and gave me actual legal advice - and at no charge. I thought I was in outer space because who has this good of an experience with a lawyer call? I looked her up after we got off the phone and I realized this is just one wonderful trait she is known for and one of the others is her incredibly experienced husband who handles all the litigation there. Unfortunately my matter required litigation but what a team I had. Best part of court? Bonnie was there, too, and I had two lawyers - she said she's the BOGO for clients in court. Sense of humor is always helpful in stressful situations. Anyway, I tell anyone who will listen how fantastic Bonnie is and Kenneth is unflappable in court.
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Posted by Tasha | May 25, 2022
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Highly recommend the services of Bonnie Rhoden
My family and I hired Bonnie regarding a family law matter and were able to win our case. We highly suggest her for all family law matters. Bonnie and her staff are easy to work with and compassionate about helping. They are understanding and listen to you. We will suggest Bonnie and her office to those in need of her services.
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Posted by Ashley | August 11, 2021
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Top Tier Lawyer and everything you're looking for
Bonnie is everything you are looking for in a lawyer. A lot of lawyer talk a great game to get you in the door and take your money. Bonnie took the time to listen to my case, answer all of my questions, direct but honest, and compassionate to my situation. I truly felt she cared about my situation and wanted to assist me to achieve the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Bonnie and will be using her services in the future if needed.
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Posted by Bethany | July 9, 2021
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The Best Around - Very Knowledgeable and Great Personality
I would recommend Rhoden Law firm to anyone who is going through a divorce. Mrs. Rhoden was on top everything, explained the laws and processes, and gave me exceptional advice. During one of the most stressful times in my life, she made the process easier and more manageable. She was very quick to respond to my calls and emails. It was a blessing to have found Mrs. Rhoden and to have her on my side. Her knowledge of the laws and personality gave me the utmost confidence in my case. She not only guided me legally but also helped me to see the big picture.
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Posted by Carla | March 25, 2021
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Brings Peace of Mind
After weeks of being overwhelmed with what steps and actions I should take on a legal matter, I contacted Bonnie and was put to rest almost immediately because of her knowledgeable direction, guidance and information. She was available to me at any time of day and handled the case very effectively. Hopefully I never need legal services again, but if I do, I will not hesitate to hire Bonnie.
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Posted by Kim | March 1, 2021
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This chick rocks
We have known Bonnie for years. Whenever we or others have needed expert legal help, Bonnie was there! Quickly, usually contacting back within minutes, regardless of the day, time or location. Not only has she helped us but she has helped so many of our military families. You can trust your in good hands. Bonnie is very knowledgeable and professional. Whether it's a Will needing to be done immediately or Family issues she's your gal!! She is our Legal "Rock", that's why I say "This chick rocks"
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2020
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Great to work with very knowledgeable
Bonnie was great to work with very knowledgeable. Gave us half an hour of her time and made sure we understood what we were being told. Asked us to call her back and let her know the outcome
Posted by Jennifer | May 5, 2020
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Could Not Ask For A Better Attorney
I needed someone to help me through a difficult divorce. Bonnie came up on Google and I read some of the reviews there and called her. I got a call back within an hour and she took her time two separate times answering all my questions. It was probably 2 hours all together. Even though she wasn't the cheapest one I found I went back to her because I needed someone I trusted, who I could talk to about personal issues and sensitive financial situations, and who would take care of my situation without blowing things up just to keep the case going. We got my case done in about six months and most of that was because my husband was drawing things out and being obstinate. I didn't get everything I wanted but the resolution was fair and it considered the kids which was really important to me. I recommend Bonnie and will continue suggesting her to my friends and colleagues for legal situations - if she can't help you she'll help you find a good lawyer that does what you need.
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Posted by Katie | March 7, 2019
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She is amazing
I needed a power of attorney for my father that isnt doing well and she was so nice and helpful with everything and was able to get it all done very fast. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by R.L. | January 17, 2018
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Double The Cases
I needed a fast response to a trust administration issue. Bonnie saw us immediately and held a beneficiary meeting so we could elect a new trustee. We only came in for a consult but left with what we needed. I recently came back to hire her for a divorce. There aren’t many attorneys out there that actually treat a person like a client and act like a Service professional. Bonnie does- she listens and takes calls and responds quickly.
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Posted by Happy client J. | April 15, 2016
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Tremendous service to our family
Attorney Rhoden was a complete package for my family. We have used her services for several situations including mom hired her for will planning, then she helped get mom moved to an assisted living, then she modified the will for mom. Then when mom's health failed she helped me as the power of attorney to follow the laws and get my responsibilities done. When mom passed away Bonnie helped me administer her estate which was more complicated than I imagined but the planning she did for mom made the process so much better. Now I have a brother working with her on a family law issue and I haven't even mentioned her husband Ken Rhoden who has 30 years litigating - he is fantastic representing folks in court. Wow. They make a great team and I can't overlook all the assistants who are attentive and fast and the other attorneys are helpful if Bonnie isn't available. I can't think of anything that could come up that I wouldn't go back to her or to another attorney in her firm. Just a great experience all the way around.
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Response from Bonnie Klein Rhoden April 21, 2016
Thank you very much for the kind words and endorsement. I am happy to provide the best service possible and the other 7 attorneys here also work hard alongside me. I do love my elder clients and feel that I am advocating for them when they most need it. Keep in touch!
Posted by AKA Beth | September 4, 2015
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Don't Underestimate this Attorney
When I met Bonnie she presented as a friendly professional person. I didn't read "tough lawyer" at first. Once I needed a lawyer I called her and she took time on the phone to help me and I was able to get in for a free consult in 2 days (she stayed late for me). She listened to my situation, asked questions, and then asked me what I wanted from her. This surprised me - most lawyers bluster their way through to get your money. She was thorough and detailed. I told her I wanted her advice to decide what path to take to solve my legal problem. She did that. Then we started working. Over the next several months I saw that friendly personality but I also saw a tough advocate. She prepares fully and goes to court ready to represent you. I couldn't believe she was tough dog ready to hang on to that bone on my behalf. When I'm ready to talk about a will and those health care documents she says we all need I won't go anywhere else. Ten thumbs up for this attorney.
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Posted by Janice | September 4, 2015
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Never a Rush unless Rush is Needed
I did not feel rushed when I met with Ms. Rhoden. She spent over an hour with me even though her normal free consultation is an hour. She answered all my questions and made me copies of a few laws that I needed to be able to reference and that was before I decided to hire her. Once I did contract her to represent me she was in action lickety split and her support staff was very responsive. Not only did I get my paperwork quickly but my court date was arranged and my "issue" was resolved. I am so happy it is over. Do yourself a favor and call Bonnie - she can make family issues easier, talking about impending death of loved ones more comfortable, and she'll shoot straight with her advice and not overcharge you.
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Posted by Nanthane | May 24, 2015
Such a great help to me and my family.
I have not been treated with such respect and compassionate attention by any other attorney in all my years. At my age it was and is a blessing to be dealing with Bonnie. I have always had my phone calls answered (or quickly returned) and even have used her cell phone a few times when I had questions. Older people have different types of legal matters and Bonnie helps me find the answers (medicaid, planning for a trust, what to do with my dog when I entered a rehabilitation center, and more.) Bonnie is easy to understand and will take all the time needed to answer my questions. Even if I live forever she'll be my lawyer.
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Posted by M.J. | April 29, 2015
What a pleasure to work with such a kind professional!
I met Ms. Rhoden through another member of her firm. I needed some help with my estate planning and it turned out that she found a problem with the deed to my house. I never would've known about this if she had not done an outstanding job researching what the situation was. I have to admit I wondered if the extra research was needed but bingo, she found that problem and saved me and especially my children a whole lot of trouble. Then when we got to do the estate planning documents she was very kind, professional, and kept the conversations from being heavy the way talking about my own eventual death could have been. I have called several times since we signed the documents and she always calls me back or sometimes I get patched through to her cell phone and she gives me advice or answers while she is out of the office. Bonnie is an absolutely solid part of this firm and you would be lucky to have her help you with your estate and incapacity planning as she calls it. I won't go to anyone else!
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Posted by Kim | September 10, 2014
Thank you for being honest,trustworthy and having integrity!!
I just wanted to take the time out to thank you for all your help and assistance today!!! I really appreciate it! You went above and beyond of what someone might have done!! May God continue to bless you and your firm.
Response from Bonnie Klein Rhoden September 12, 2014
Kim it was my pleasure to help you. It was perfect timing and I'm hopeful you were able to achieve your desired result. Good luck to you and keep in touch!
Posted by Alex K. | August 21, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
Mrs. Klien-Rhoden, has been extremely helpful in all of the legal matters that I have brought to her. Would highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Ricky | August 18, 2014
I've never been this impressed before!
Bonnie changed my daughters life. She needed help fast or she was going to loose her son. She sprang into action and thought of every single thing that needed to be done and proactively set us up for success. I would recommend her to anyone that needs an attorney with great fore site. Very, very impressive. Our family will be forever grateful to her.
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Response from Bonnie Klein Rhoden September 4, 2015
It was my pleasure to help and I, too, am very happy that I was able to act quickly. Thank goodness for cell phones in this situation. I haven't seen any photos of your grandson lately, send one along when you have a minute, I'm sure he's grown up in the last year.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rhoden Law Group
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney & Counselor at Law (Of counsel)
  • Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Professor
  • Florida Institute Of Technology
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judicial Law Clerk for Chief Judge Hon. John Harris
  • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Elder Services Unit
  • State Attorney's Office, 18th Judicial Circuit (Brevard & Seminole County)
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Communications Director / Assistant Treasurer
  • Multi County Campaign for Public Defender Candidate
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Elder Fraud / Contractor Fraud
  • Successfully voided the financing agreement and homeowner retained equipment installed at no cost.
  • Ejectment
  • Property was returned to Trustee without incident.
  • Dependency Case
  • Reunified child and mother.


  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Brevard County Guardian Ad Litem
  • Volunteer Child Advocate Training Graduate
  • 2014 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Institute of Technology Pre-Law Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Brevard Neighborhood Development Coaltion
  • Volunteer
  • 2010 - Present
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rating 10 of 10
  • AVVO
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Book Award, Contracts II
  • Barry University
  • 2012
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Florida Institue of Technology
  • N/A
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  • Barry Law
  • You Need, I Need, We All Need to Plan for Incapacity
  • 2013
  • Barry Law
  • Contracts II Book Award
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Barry Law Bar Exam Preparation Event
  • Florida Bar Examination Experience
  • 2014
  • Introduction to the Law - Florida Institute of Technology
  • "My Journey To and Through Law School to The Bar"
  • 2013
  • Introduction to Law Speaker Panel
  • "Should You Go To Law School"
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (56)
Endorse Bonnie
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bonnie is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She works hard for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gone to Bonnie several times regarding areas outside of my legal expertise and referred a few clients to her. She is a very professional and skilled attorney. She is diligent, caring, and aggressive when needed. I definitely endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have reached out to Bonnie numerous times to help me understand complex procedural issues in my own practice and she has always happily assisted me. I can personally attest that Bonnie is one of the most intelligent, capable, and well prepared attorneys I have ever met. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bonnie is an excellent, dedicated and passionate attorney. Being a perfectionist, she puts the extra effort and goes the extra mile in all her cases. I am without doubt, endorsing Ms. Rhoden."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Attorney - I fully endorse"
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Rhoden. She is well respected in the legal community and a great choice to guide you in your legal matters."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough representation in a cost effective manner. I recommend and endorse Bonnie!"
Wills and living wills Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bonnie for several years. She is always professional, courteous, and a pleasure to be around. She is passionate about serving her clients and is always a strong advocate for them. Bonnie is also heavily involved in her local community. Do not look any further - I highly recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bonnie is a compassionate and tireless advocate for her clients. She is knowledgable and very client focused. I would (and do) recommend her services to clients regularly."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Rhoden. She is a reputable attorney and provides superior services to her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Klein - Rhoden. Sharp, top-notch lawyer with superior knowledge of the law and its intricacies. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was fortunate enough to be a colleague of Bonnie during law school. From the first day, she has proven herself to be one of the most intelligent and honest colleagues I have had the pleasure of studying with. The hard work she put into law school has translated well into her private practice."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Rhoden. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help."
Probate Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bonnie without reservation. She has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an outstanding Attorney she is very knowledgeable and hardworking. She is also very personable which makes it better for her clients which are often going through tough times."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very kind and will work extremely hard for her clients!"
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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