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How Recent Federal Tax Code Changes Will Make Alimony Payments Go Up in Florida

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How Recent Federal Tax Code Changes Will Make Alimony Payments Go Up in Florida
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Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:39

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Are you a breadwinner planning to get divorced in Florida? Beware -- a new law could make you pay more in alimony.

The new law, called the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), went into effect last year.  It changed the way the IRS taxes alimony payments. For the last 75 (more...)

The Two Biggest Obstacles In Forgiving A Cheater

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Readers email me frequently, asking for advice on what to do after a spouse cheats. Some of them want to try to work it out, while others are vehemently headed for divorce court. But a lot of spouses are unsure, and their indecision on whether they should stay or leave can go on for months, even years. Although I usually have an opinion on what I think someone should do, I don’t like to give it. Instead, (more...)

A Guide To Minimizing Divorce Attorney’s Fees

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This is a guest post by divorce attorney, Beth F. McCormack, who offers advice on managing your divorce, thereby minimizing divorce attorney’s fees.
A Guide To Minimizing Divorce Attorney’s Fees
By Beth F. McCormack
Going through a divorce is one of the most painful and stressful times a person might go through in his or her life.  In addition to the emotional toll, the financial impact can be devastating.  A common client complaint (more...)

I Lost My Job, What if I Can’t Pay Child Support Anymore in Oklahoma?

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If you recently lost your job and are currently unemployed, it is understandable if you can’t pay child support right now. The Oklahoma family courts are not unreasonable, however if you just stop paying your child support payments without notifying the courts or the other parent, you could suffer serious consequences. 
First Step If You Can’t Pay Child Support 
If you discuss the situation with your spouse and tell (more...)

What Evidence Do You Need to Prove Your Child is Being Abused By the Other Parent?

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If you suspect your child is being abused by their other parent, you must collect sufficient evidence as soon as possible. However, because this is your child, collecting the evidence should be done in such a way that it does not harm your child’s well-being. 

Before You Start Collecting Evidence to Prove Your Child is Being Abused

If your child is with you and discloses they were abused or you notice signs of abuse on (more...)

How to Win Your Child Custody Case in Oklahoma

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Battling for child custody is one of the hardest situations you and your children will have to go through in your lives. However, there are options that allow the process to be easier and more successful. 
Hire Qualified Child Custody Attorney
The first, and most important step you must take is to hire a child custody attorney. What takes place in a courtroom and superior knowledge is not common to those not in the field of family law. (more...)

How To Use Technology To Solve The Most Common Single Parenting Problems

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Juggling parenting and working can be challenging – doing that when your children are in two homes is even more challenging. Thankfully, this is one area where technology can solve the most common single parenting problems.
It’s common for one parent to take on most of the responsibility for coordinating their child’s schedule, activities, transportation logistics, play-dates, doctors’ appointments and so on. It’s easy for something to fall through the cracks.  (more...)

Is An Uncontested Divorce Possible For You?

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The Basics of Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce is one where all of the issues are settled without litigation by attorneys. It requires a couple to agree on all the important points, such as alimony, child custody, and how to divide their property. This is typically the best-case scenario because the divorce will be over quicker, and legal fees will be lower with less for lawyers to do in court.
A contested divorce is the opposite. Strong disagreements between (more...)

What Do I Do If the Other Parent Accuses Me of Child Abuse in OK?

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If you are accused of child physical abuse or sexual abuse in Oklahoma, the first step is to read this article. Then, start interviewing child custody attorneys as soon as possible. Handling a case like this quickly and aggressively allows your child custody attorney to effectively defend you and accomplish a successful win on your behalf. 
Hire an Experienced Child Custody Attorney
Contacting a child support attorney right away will help you get ahead of the accusations and (more...)

Paying For Your Child’s Medical Care After Divorce

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In most cases, divorce means one parent generally provides child support. The payment is made to the other parent so that the child’s daily expenses are met, including food, cloth and housing. The problem is that courts cannot predict the future medical expenses of any child. It follows that the support amount every month for the child may not be sufficient to cover the future medical expenses of the child.
Covered medical expenses
Californian courts will take (more...)