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December 2019 Archives

Remember that alimony payments will handled differently in 2020

If you're preparing to file for divorce, and you've begun researching what's involved in doing so, then you've likely come across information about alimony. Unless you've checked to make sure that you're reading an article that's been written in the past year, then it's likely that the information you read was outdated. New tax laws for handling alimony payments go into effect this filing year.

What happens with bonuses and other perks when you divorce?

If you're thinking about getting divorced and you have a job where you receive a salary plus some other type of special compensation, then you may be fairly certain that you know what will happen with your standard pay once you finalize things. You may be a little less clear about what happens with your special compensation though. The truth is that it varies depending on the perks that you receive.

Mediation can be instrumental in resolving parenting differences

When many couples hear their attorney mention the idea of resolving their differences with the help of a divorce mediator, they often feel as if this isn't the right option for them. Many spouses have been conditioned to believe that mediation is only something people with high-net worths do. This isn't true though.

What role does age play in a family law judge's decision-making?

Florida is an equitable distribution state. This means that your Fort Myers judge will weigh the contributions each of you made to the marriage when deciding how to split up any marital property that you have. They'll also carefully weigh what's in the best interest of your child when making any custody decisions. While family law judges are supposed to only weigh these factors in rendering decisions, the ages of the petitioner and respondent often figure into their decision-making as well.

Reasons any couple may consider a prenuptial agreement

With more families having two spouses work out of the house, there are more assets and considerations than ever before for couples who choose to end their marriage. Given how common divorce is, especially among people who have been previously married, it makes sense for people getting married to want to protect themselves from the devastation of divorce.

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