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Parents seek to preserve family togetherness after divorce

Parents in Florida who decide to divorce may be looking for custody options that allow them to support their children through the confusion that can come with a parental divorce. Many people are opting for joint or shared custody in which both parents have roughly equal time with and responsibility for the children. In general, kids will move back and forth between their parents' homes and have a room and space in both houses. However, even though joint custody protects the parent-child relationship with both parents, it can still be a major shock for children. They are leaving the family home and may feel a sense of instability, particularly at first.

Making the right financial choices during a divorce

When Florida couples get a divorce, there are a number of financial issues they need to keep in mind. If their divorce is finalized after the end of 2018, alimony will not be subject to taxes, but experts say it is likely both recipients and payers will have less money. However, they also caution that trying to rush a divorce agreement could also lead to costly mistakes.

Parents can help their children heal from divorce

When Florida couples consider divorce, they may wonder how the separation will affect their children. Parental actions can play a major role in easing the transition for kids. When parents are sensitive to their children's needs and prioritize their emotional well-being throughout the divorce process, positive outcomes are far more likely.

Recent trench deaths lead to new OSHA measures

Florida workers required to dig gas, water or sewer lines are well aware of the potential dangers involved in their line of work. If an excavation site caves in, everyone in the trench could die. That's why the Occupational Safety Health Administration has updated its National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation.

The interaction between child support and custody

The current child support system was largely put in place during the 1960s. During that time, single mothers in Florida and throughout the country asked the government for help providing for their children. To relieve the burden, the federal government asked fathers to provide those financial resources instead. However, some parents are asked to pay child support even if they have custody of their children.

Divorce can spread in a social circle

When friends decide to divorce in Florida, it can have a wide-ranging impact throughout a social group. While many have observed that groups of people seem to divorce around the same time, research has backed up the fact that this is not just an anecdotal phenomenon. Researchers at Brown University, Harvard University and the University of California at San Diego have shown that the social contagion of divorce is a real factor frequently seen in groups of friends or social circles.

Surprising financial changes that come with divorce

When people in Florida decide to divorce, the end of a marriage can often be accompanied by a number of financial changes and surprises. Because of the extreme financial changes during this period, many divorcing spouses gain a far deeper understanding of financial difficulties and may make changes to their plans for the future. One study surveyed 1,785 divorcing or divorced women and found that nearly half experienced financial surprises during their divorces, with younger women even more likely than older participants to be shocked by marital finances.

How divorce may affect retirement preparation

Some people in Florida who get a divorce may suffer financially, and it could extend into retirement. Furthermore, with divorce among older people on the rise, it is increasingly likely that more people may struggle during retirement with less time to recover financially. The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that households that have been through a divorce are 7 percent more likely to have to lower their standard of living.

Gaming the child support system

The gig economy in Florida and throughout the country has created more flexibility for individuals to earn money on their own terms. The independence and flexibility of this type of economy allows many to manipulate the tax system to their advantage. Many are using the system to avoid having to pay child support.

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