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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

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Equitable Distribution And Imputed Income In Tough Economic Times

By Schwartz | White |

Living beyond one’s means tends to be the rule rather than the exception for couples on the brink of divorce.  In some cases, genuinely unavoidable financial stress contributes to the breakdown of the marriage, and even with both spouses working full time, the household’s expenses exceed its income.  In other cases, the parties spend… Read More »

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Fulfilling Overdue Child Support Obligations After Your Children Reach Adulthood

By Schwartz | White |

When people who have children together get divorced, there is always some possibility of your ex-spouse finding ways to get under your skin for the rest of your life.  Once your children turn 18, your ex-spouse cannot interfere in your financial decisions, but when you see the Christmas presents that your ex and your… Read More »

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Can Your Disabled Ex-Spouse Get Permanent Alimony After A Short-Term Marriage?

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Florida family law courts award permanent alimony only as a last resort, when a financially disadvantaged spouse, due to age or disability, has no other source of financial support.  Most of the time, the court will only consider a request for permanent alimony if the parties were married 17 years or more.  There are… Read More »

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Co-Parenting And Substance Abuse

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The good news is that the social stigma against mental illnesses, including substance use disorder, is considerably less than it was a generation ago.  Pretrial diversion problems acknowledge that incarcerating people for nonviolent drug offenses makes it harder, not easier, for them to achieve long term sobriety, and that ordering addiction treatment instead of… Read More »

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When Can The Court Order A Mental Health Evaluation To Help With Its Parenting Plan Decisions?

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If you enter the phrase “my ex is” into a Google search bar, Google’s suggestions will include all kinds of disturbing insinuations about mental health, such as “crazy,” “psycho,” insane,” “a stalker,” “sadistic,” and “narcissistic.”  Divorce cases messy enough to require a trial frequently involve spouses alleging that the other has an undiagnosed mental… Read More »

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Divorce And Monetary Gifts To And From Family Members

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Two of the most common sources of conflict in marriage are money and in-laws.  Meanwhile, plenty of married people give money to their relatives on one or the other spouse’s side of the family, or even on both sides of the family, if they can afford to do so.  Likewise, financially comfortable seniors often… Read More »

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Dumping Your Marital Mortgage Loan Is Harder Than It Sounds

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According to Florida’s equitable distribution laws, the court divides all of the couple’s marital assets and marital debts when the couple gets a divorce.  A mortgage loan with both spouses listed as borrowers definitely qualifies as a marital debt.  Unfortunately, getting the lenders to divide your debts after a divorce is not simple.  Rarely… Read More »

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Which Date Forms The Basis Of Equitable Distribution?

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Unless you are so financially secure that you are able to live off of the interest from your savings without invading the principal, your net worth is in a constant state of flux.  Most people are in sufficiently precarious financial circumstances that the money left in our checking accounts at the end of a… Read More »

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Retirement And Modification Of Alimony Obligations

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The older you get, the more you realize that “retirement age” is not a specific number.  The professions that require you to stop working once you reach a certain age are the exception rather than the rule.  You may have met people who love their jobs so much that, even though they are in… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution Is Not A Business Expense

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In Florida, divorce courts do not always divide marital property equally in a divorce.  Equitable distribution, which means dividing a couple’s marital assets in the fairest possible way, is complicated enough when the only assets being divided are bank accounts, vehicles, and equity in the marital home.  The opportunities for disagreement over equitable distribution… Read More »

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