February 2018 Archives

Common child custody myths

When divorcing parents head to court to determine who will get custody of the children, Florida judges usually make decisions using a standard called "the best interest of the child". Essentially, courts generally determine what will give the children the most stability and help protect them from conflict or abuse. However, this standard is vague, allowing the decisions to be susceptible to the judges' biases.

Taxes can be impacted by divorce

People in Florida who are considering divorce may be especially concerned about the financial burdens divorce can bring alongside the emotional and practical consequences. From the division of assets to potential spousal support, divorce can be a major change to the financial status of both parties in the end of a marriage. Aside from the major factors like separating retirement funds and making one household into two, the other financial concerns that can come with divorce include taxation.

Parents learn about their child custody options

When it comes to resolving child custody matters, divorcing Florida parents can generally come to any agreement that works for them. However, exceptions may be made if a parent is deemed unfit to have physical or legal custody of a son or daughter. Typically, parents will have joint custody or equitable parental rights. It is important to note that equal does not necessarily mean a 50/50 split.

6 divorce myths debunked

Divorce myths thrive because they always move down through the grapevine. You mention that you're splitting up with your spouse, and your friend knows another friend who said that her sister's brother's uncle went through a divorce and this is how it played out.

Did your spouse waste or give away marital assets before divorce?

For many couples, the asset division process is one of the most complex and contested areas of an impending divorce. For couples with substantial assets, including a home, vacation properties, investment and retirement accounts, and more, it's common to disagree about what is fair. That generally means that the courts will need to step in and make the decisions for you.

You should plan your combined vacation now

Congratulations! You and your family made it through the holidays no worse for wear. It might be the first year after your divorce, or perhaps you’ve been divorced for a while, but you did it. It was tough but you’re on the other side of the holidays and you can get ready for planning for your kid's next chunk of time off i and how you’re going to deal with your ex during it.

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