Category Archives: Divorce
High Inflation, Investment Balances, And Divorce
You have likely had discussions about the current economy with friends and family lately. Inflation is impacting grocery bills and monthly budgets while shifts in investment balances have individuals close to retirement wondering if they should handle their portfolio differently. Because asset division and maintenance payment are part of the divorce process, economic issues… Read More »
Some Men Receive Maintenance Payments After A Divorce
Ending a marriage is extremely stressful. While emotions can be a large part of the upset, there are also times when a pending divorce brings financial stress as well. If one spouse has been earning a lot more than the other, the spouse who does not have access to financial resources may worry about… Read More »
What Are The Pros And Cons Of Filing For Divorce First?
Often, when both spouses realize that their marriage is doomed to end, it is only a matter of time before one of them files for divorce. But should you be the first one to file divorce papers? Does it even matter who initiates the process in Florida? And what are the possible pros and… Read More »
When Can I Avoid an Alimony Award in a Florida Divorce?
If you are currently going through a divorce or are contemplating a divorce, you may wonder how it may be possible to avoid an alimony award. Under Florida law, there are five types of spousal support: Bridge-the-gap Temporary Rehabilitation Durational Permanent Alimony is not awarded in 100% of all divorce cases in Florida. That… Read More »
How Can I Modify Alimony in Florida?
Circumstances can change unexpectedly in anyone’s life. Florida courts recognize that changes are a normal part of life, which is why they allow ex-spouses to request a modification of alimony when there is a substantial change in circumstances. If you are considering modifying alimony, you should speak with a Tampa family lawyer to help… Read More »
Important Topics Divorcing Couples Often Forget to Address in Their Settlements
Whether divorces are amicable or contentious, divorce settlements that are drafted and finalized too quickly could be missing some crucial issues, especially if a couple shares children. This is especially important if one parent is the primary residential parent and, as a result, may incur extra costs and could end up being on the… Read More »
Choosing & Protecting Your Child’s College Savings Account During & After Divorce
As family law attorneys who practice here in Florida, an increasingly common issue that we deal with when it comes to divorcing spouses is addressing custodial and 529 accounts. Even when a divorce is amicable, problems can still arise with respect to budgeting for a shared child’s college plans. 529 accounts allow people to… Read More »
Protecting Yourself Financially Before, During, And After Divorce
As family law attorneys who practice here in Florida, one of the important areas that we counsel clients on is how to walk away from your divorce while ensuring that you are financially protected. This is, in many circumstances, easier said than done, as, of course, it is difficult to plan for every little… Read More »
Dealing with The Issue of Dissipation (Excessive Spending of Marital Assets Claims) In Divorce
For some divorces, spending habits can become a serious issue; specifically, the issue of dissipation, which involves purposely spending extra marital funds while the marriage is going through a breakdown for one’s own benefit. There is no question that, in considering the division of marital assets and equitable distribution in states like Florida, intentional… Read More »
Divorce & The Family Home: A Guide to Your Rights
As Florida family law attorneys who work to help our clients get through divorce with as little stress as possible, while also achieving their goals, one of the most important issues that clients have questions about are property division issues. This has become even more pressing given the current COVID-19 pandemic, as we potentially… Read More »