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September 2019 Archives

What are some tax strategies I can agree to speed up our divorce?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) changed how it handles alimony at the start of the year. Paying spouses can no longer take tax deductions for their payments. Recipient husbands and wives must now claim any monies that they receive as income. These changes have made it increasingly difficult for spouses to reach settlements in their divorces. This has motivated many couples to pursue different tax strategies in hopes of quickly settling their cases.

When may a lump-sum alimony payment be an ideal option for you?

In Florida, judges may award either temporary or permanent alimony. The former is the most common. It's intended to give the recipient enough time to complete their education or professional training and restart their career. While most recipient spouses agree to receive monthly support payments, others receive a lump-sum payment.

Debunking misconceptions about alimony

The fight over alimony is typically one of the most contentious in any divorce. Many men in Florida grow angry over "permanent alimony" to the point where the Florida legislature has seen bills come through that aim to do away with permanent alimony and drastically limit the amount of money a spouse receives after a divorce. 

What should you discuss with your ex during a gray divorce?

Most couples marry because they share a magic spark. Some never let that flame burn out. Others watch it do so as children are introduced into the mix or as they age. If you notice that the spark between you and your spouse is becoming extinguished and you're resolved to ending your marriage, then you should prepare yourself for the discussion of financial matters that's sure to ensue.

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