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Recent Posts in Divorce Category

  • Second Time Not a Charm for Family Law Reform Bill

    || 28-Apr-2016

    Florida Governor Rick Scott recently vetoed legislation that would have created a presumption of equal time timesharing for divorcing parents and overhauled the alimony awards. Governor Scott cited concerns of shifting the focus of courts considering such issues from the best interest of children and each unique situation to the desires and preferences of the parents. How Time-Sharing and Alimony ...
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  • Bankruptcy and Family Law Case Participants Beware

    || 5-Nov-2015

    People in Florida who have filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, or who have filed paperwork in Family Court are the target of a new telephone scam. The scammers are using information taken from court documents to learn about court cases and which lawyer represents an individual. They then call the client and claim to be associated with the person’s lawyer. By using computer ...
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  • One of the most important determinations a court must make during divorce proceedings is the appropriate award of alimony due to a party in the inferior financial position following a divorce. Alimony is money paid from one former spouse to another following the dissolution of a marriage, and the purpose is to ensure both parties enjoy a standard of living reasonably close to that which they ...
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  • Buying and Selling Time with Children

    || 28-Jan-2014

    Parents in a divorce or paternity action will oftentimes fight over the number of overnights their child gets to spend with them. Sometimes this is because the parent wants more time with their child. Other times it is all about money. This is because the number of overnights a child spends with each parent is a heavily weighted factor in the formula used to calculate child support. Simply put, ...
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  • Equity Compensation, Stock Options, Taxes and Divorce

    || 17-Jan-2014

    Most people who are contemplating divorce are well aware of the house, car, bank account and credit card debts. However, if you or your spouse works for or owns a company that provided stock as part of the compensation package, you should be thinking about tax planning and the possible tax consequences of transferring this type of asset as part of the division of assets and debts. The Internal ...
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