Just before their holiday break, Congress passed and President Trump signed the much-talked-about and highly-debated tax reform bill. Among the changes in the sweeping bill is that alimony will no longer be a factor when divorced people file their income taxes, whether they are paying it or receiving it. It will be a non-issue to the Internal Revenue Service, just like child support is.
Mediating child custody cases has become a popular alternative to long, drawn out courtroom battles in recent years. One of the reasons more couples have turned to mediation in cases like this is because it's been shown to be a less stressful option on the kids and parents alike.
A prenuptial agreement is a document both spouses sign stating how to divide certain assets in the event the marriage ends in divorce. Many spouses want these documents to protect their money and property, but there have been plenty of instances when a court overturned a prenup because it did not meet the court's standard of quality.
When a husband or wife first receive divorce papers from their spouse, one of the first things that runs though their mind is what will happen with their home. In a state like Florida, where equitable distribution is king, the judge will generally split up property in a way that he or she deems fair or equitable.
If you've recently split from your ex and you're looking to gain increased visitation or custody of your child, then some legal experts suggest that you should become more involved in his or her schooling.
When it comes to prenups, there's often only one party that's interested in having it drafted. In that situation, the other would be just as happy for it not to exist. It's often when couples begin negotiating a prenup that the less affluent partner's feelings get hurt. Situations like this can make for a difficult way to start the marriage off.