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Property Division Archives

Can I keep my jewelry my spouse gave me when we divorce?

If you're preparing to get divorced, then you may be concerned about what's going to happen to your property such as your home, car and bank account once everything's finalized. Those will generally be divided up between you and your spouse per Florida equitable distribution laws. You may wonder what happens to the property such as your wedding ring though. You may be curious as to whether that's considered a separate or marital asset, especially since it was given to you as a gift by your spouse.

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.

There is hope if you want to save your business from your ex

If you've spent a long time growing your Fort Myers business and rely on it for your livelihood, it's likely that you don't want to jeopardize it in a divorce. If you and your spouse are headed for splitsville, then you may very well lose it unless you have a prenuptial agreement in place.

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.

How can I protect my property in case we decide to divorce?

While many people have high hopes that their marriage will stand the test of time as they prepare to walk down the aisle, sadly that's not always the case. There are some things that you should do before and during your marriage and if you two decide to split up to make sure that your sole assets are protected just for you.

You don't have to settle for paying taxes on alimony

For the past 70 years, spouses ordered to pay alimony could take a tax deduction for their spousal support payments. Recipient spouses didn't have to pay any taxes on the amount that they received. This all changed on Jan. 1 though. Alimony payers can no longer take tax reductions for their payments. Recipients have to now pay taxes on the support that they receive. Even still, there are ways that both parties can reduce their tax burdens.

Divorce rates are highest during prosperous economic times

A new study published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) captures how divorce rates tend to increase the stronger the economy is. Couples are most apt to have more diversified assets when things are going well. Since couples are more apt to split up when they have more investments, they rely heavily on their divorce attorneys to negotiate settlements when dividing property among themselves.

What happens with our Florida family business when we divorce?

Starting a business with your spouse may seem like a good idea, especially if you're looking to spend more time together or to control your income. It can become far less ideal, though, if things go sour in the relationship between the two of you. If you ultimately decide to divorce, then there are several options for how you can split up the family business.

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