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When Your Ex-Spouse Torpedoes the Family Business During Your Divorce

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Dividing marital property in a divorce tends to make all parties involved poorer, if it changes their financial situation in any substantial way. Anyone complaining on the Internet that his ex-wife is getting a free ride at his expense would probably change his tune if you actually got to look at his ex-wife’s bank… Read More »

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The First Quarter of the Year Is Divorce Season

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This year, Divorce Monday has come and gone, but divorce season is still in full swing. You may have heard the statistic that more people file for divorce and set up initial consultations with divorce lawyers on the first business Monday of the year than any other day. This year, Divorce Monday was January… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution When the Couple’s Main Source of Income Was One Spouse’s Medical Malpractice Settlement

By Schwartz | White |

Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that the court divides the couple’s marital property in a way that is fair to both parties, even though it does not always entail an equal division; it depends on each party’s earning potential and expenses and the value of each party’s separate property, because only… Read More »

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Plan Ahead If You Know That Your Child Will Need Financial Support Past Age Eighteen

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Ordinarily, child support orders stay in effect until the child reaches the age of 18. If the child is still in high school on his or her 18th birthday, then the child support continues until the child graduates from high school or turns 19, whichever happens first. It is possible for child support obligations… Read More »

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The Prenuptial Agreement Is Invalid If Your Spouse Lied to You About United States Law to Pressure You into Signing

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In prenuptial agreements, couples have great flexibility to make decisions about marital and non-marital assets and debts, about inheritance, and about spousal support, albeit not about children. If you and your spouse divorce, the court will enforce the terms of your prenuptial agreement unless it has a reason not to. Prenuptial agreements are invalid… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution When One Spouse’s Job is Cushier Than the Others

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Marriage counselors will tell you that having a professional life and recreational interests separate from your spouse and their job and hobbies, but for the most part, the parties in lasting marriages see themselves as a team. You and your spouse might have separate bank accounts in addition to your joint account, and you… Read More »

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You Can’t Avoid a Divorce by Pretending You Didn’t Receive the Divorce Papers

By Schwartz | White |

Sometimes people do desperate things when they find out that their spouse plans to divorce them. Your previously mild-mannered spouse might turn into a monster you do not recognize, calling you terrible names, sabotaging marital property, and threatening to fight you over every penny and make the judge think that you are a terrible… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets After a Short-Term Marriage

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The cases where courts consider alimony are those where the parties were married for a long time and their earning potential is very unequal. Permanent alimony is only an option when the marriage lasts at least 17 years, except in extraordinary cases. For shorter marriages than that, the duration of alimony cannot exceed the… Read More »

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How Do Courts Determine Alimony When Your Income Is Variable?

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They say that money comes and money goes, but love lasts forever. Unfortunately, that is not always true in real life. A lot of times, the marriage falls apart at the same time as the couple’s financial situation does. It is incredibly painful when the person you thought would be by your side forever… Read More »

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What Happens If Your Parents Give You Money to Help You Pay Child Support?

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When people grumble about child support, it is not because they do not take their parental responsibilities seriously. Most parents do not resent having to support their minor children financially. No one likes to have a judge bossing them around on behalf of their ex-spouse; that is where the resentment comes from. Despite the… Read More »

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