Now that some of the dust has settled on the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (2017 Tax Act) it’s a good idea to look at two of the provisions that directly impact divorces.
Before going any further, here is my disclaimer: I am not a tax lawyer, CPA or accountant.
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As a divorce lawyer I sometimes get calls from people who are thinking about a divorce, and believe that speaking with me is the best place to start looking for answers. The truth is that I am the person to talk to once you have decided to get a divorce.
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Tampa attorney Cole Jeffries has an excellent overview of collaborative divorce.
Collaborative divorce is yet another attempt to make divorce as easier a process as possible, especially when it comes to dealing with issues involving children of the marriage. Couples who decide to get a divorce now have available another option to make […]Continue Reading →
Part of the bad reputation of divorce comes from what I call the horror stories of divorce we may hear from others. The other part of the bad reputation of divorce has more to do with how we think about marriage.
The horror stories usually involve one spouse seeking revenge through litigation. Revenge is the […]Continue Reading →
When used as a verb, churn means to agitate or shake. It can apply when you’re making butter, when your stockbroker trades […]Continue Reading →
Excerpt from The Zen of an Uncontested Divorce
Depending on the situation, divorce cases may have parties (you and your spouse) who can be highly emotional, and may even be very angry. In divorces with children, the best interest of those children needs to be considered, not just what a parent wants.
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Earlier this month, the Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, entered an order applicable to family cases in Miami; it is effective immediately.
Litigation can be a difficult process generally, and perhaps more so for families entering the judicial system. The Order seeks to promote stability for parties in a divorce […]Continue Reading →
Ending a relationship is challenging from an emotional standpoint, and can often lead to letting a separation take the place of an actual divorce. While this may make sense emotionally to some, it can create headaches down the line when it comes to financial issues, especially for women who postpone a divorce.
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The recent attempt by the Florida Legislature to amend Florida’s alimony statute (the much-touted “alimony reform”) once again proved popular; or maybe that should be controversial, depending on whether you anticipated paying or getting it. (To say nothing of changing the law on those who were already paying/receiving it).
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Senate Bill 718, which seeks to reform alimony, is waiting for Gov. Scott to sign it. But the bill is about other things as well, including timesharing schedules with children. You can access the Bill here.
Some interesting highlights, courtesy of the Florida Bar Family Law Section:
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