Archive for March, 2018

How Does Joint Debt Work after Divorce in Florida?
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Category: Divorce | Shared Debt


After you get divorced, how is joint debt handled? In this post, we’ll discuss who pays for what and how it is decided.
How Post-Divorce Debt Is Handled
Any debt created by one or both spouses during the marriage is considered community debt. Both spouses are generally required to pay back community debt.
The court decides which spouse is responsible for which community debts, and issues orders… Read More [+]

Why a Florida Family Law Attorney Is Better Than a Divorce Lawyer
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Category: Divorce | Family Lawyer


The most important thing in life is our family. Therefore, when legal matters such as divorce or separation interfere with family life, it is imperative to make sure that your family is in good hands.
If you are currently considering or in the process of a divorce or separation from your partner, you have likely shopped for lawyers, and were probably surprised to learn how many types of… Read More [+]

Post-Divorce Budgeting: What to Do with Your Alimony Check
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Category: Alimony | Divorce


Getting divorced isn’t just about separating your life from your spouse, but also your finances. If you’re going to be receiving alimony, that means figuring out where that money fits into your overall financial picture.
How exactly do you do this?
In this post, we’re going to offer several suggestions on how to use your alimony check for maximum benefit.
Develop a Budget
In the… Read More [+]

The 19 Factors Florida Uses in Deciding Time-Sharing
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One of the most difficult things that divorcing or separating couples with children have to face is determining child custody, known here in Florida as time-sharing. It is often an emotional issue for kids and parents alike, but ultimately the most important consideration is what’s in the best interest of the child.
How is this determined, though?
Our courts consider 19 factors that help to evaluate… Read More [+]

Beat the “Trump Divorce” – Finalize Florida Proceedings This Year
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Category: Divorce | Family Law


Changes in tax law under the Trump administration are likely to affect all of us in many ways. One of the more surprising ways, however, is divorce.
How so? Because the new tax law includes a provision that gets rid of the tax break divorcees currently receive for paying alimony. The change is expected to make divorcing couples less generous when negotiating alimony.
In fact, a poll… Read More [+]