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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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Florida

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...)

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...)

Financial Abuse is Domestic Abuse

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Many of us instinctively think of domestic abuse as being physical. Society and the mental health field are increasingly recognizing emotional abuse as another form of control. Another form of domestic abuse, that can be quite damaging although it is less recognized, is financial abuse.
Domestic abuse, physical, emotional and financial, is about power and control. When an intimate partner exercises control over your access to money and the way you spend your money, you may feel powerless and (more...)

What Halloween Candy Reveals About Your Divorce

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Tis the season – no, not Christmas yet – of Halloween candy. Whether you buy it at the store and eat it all before the trick-or-treating or your children bring loads of it home on October 31, there will be candy and it will be tempting.
You may have memories of your own trick-or-treating fun as you watch your children choose which candy is their favorite, which gets thrown or traded away, and which ones they absolutely must share (more...)

A Guide To Starting A College Fund For Your Child Even Without The Help of Your Ex

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Nearly one-third of all households in New Jersey are headed by a single parent. Some receive support from their former partner, but a substantial number of single parents live on their own income. Frequently, a non-custodial parent is unable to contribute alimony or child support for a number of reasons.
This puts a lot of pressure on the custodial single-parent to provide for their children financially and give the children what they need. Money for college is no exception.
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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...)

Divorce Stories That Will Scare You To Death!

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Divorce is scary for everyone, but yours doesn’t have to be a nightmare!
Join us THIS FRIDAY, October 19, 2018 at the DivorceTown® Help & Hope Seminar / Protect Yourself! to find out more!
Our featured articles this month include a sampling of some of the most haunting, but true, divorce tales we could find.  This doesn’t have to be you!  You have all the resources you need right here at your fingertips, (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...)

What To Know About Dividing Antiques In A Divorce

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Other than your home, considerable joint property exists in valuable items present in your home. Similar to the appraisal of the real estate before your divorce, it is a good idea to appraise the personal property as well. This is as the total value of your personal property can add up to a large amount. Only after you determine the total value, can you decide upon a fair property division. An appraisal of personal property can assist to insure (more...)

Divorce Without Damage – Your Parenting Plan

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Your Parenting Plan
This is an example of the sort of basic parenting plan that I help the parents I work with to create, as they go through the transition of divorce.
It will help you think through the numerous issues related to co parenting your children from now on – it is designed to get the conversations started ( without anger or misunderstanding) and of course it should be flexible as your children mature, grow up and become more (more...)