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Timesharing: Making the Most Out of Your Summer

As your children embrace the start of their summer vacation, they may be wondering what will keep them busy in the coming months. While some parents may play each day by ear, if you adhere to a timesharing schedule, it is especially important to make the most of any quality time with your children. Rather […]

Is Parallel Parenting Right for You?

In high conflict cases where former spouses struggle to communicate or agree on what is best for their children, co-parenting can seem like a daunting task. The divorce process is just the beginning. Your marriage may be over, but when you have kids, you will be connected to your former spouse for years to come. […]

How to Handle Timesharing with Ease

Once a case is resolved, former spouses have the opportunity to settle into a new routine. For clients with children, a parenting plan is implemented to outline primary residency, school zoning, expenses and reimbursement expectations, and timesharing (formerly known as child custody). While not all marriages end amicably, in most cases, each parent strives to […]

5 Reasons Why Mediation is Encouraged During Divorce

Mediation is often underrated compared to litigation when couples are in the middle of dissolution of marriage. Certainly, there are many situations where pursuing litigation is necessary. However, if both spouses are hoping to proceed with their case amicably, mediation should be an option and is often required by the Court. Many couples experiencing divorce […]

Alimony Tax Deductions to be Eliminated in 2019

There is huge change coming to how alimony is going to be treated from a tax standpoint. Over the past 75 years, one factor remained the same: alimony was deductible for paying spouses, while receiving spouses were expected to pay income tax on any alimony received. Effective January 1, 2019 alimony tax deduction will no […]

Florida Passes the Collaborative Process Act

After unanimously passing in the Florida House and Senate, on March 24, 2016, Governor Rick Scott signed and enacted the Florida Collaborative Process act.  This act recognizes and establishes requirements for the use of the Collaborative Process in family law matters in the State of Florida.  The Collaborative Process is a dispute resolution method used […]

8 Concerns for People Facing a High Net Worth Divorce

If you own significant assets, generate substantial income, and are facing divorce, the following article could salvage a large portion of your net worth. In divorce, the more you make, the more you have at stake. Unless you have an ironclad prenuptial agreement, up to 50% of any net worth accumulated during your marriage could […]

Attention Florida Business Owners Facing Divorce

If you are a business owner, and you are considering divorce, read this first. Under to Florida Statute 61.075, property owned by you and your spouse falls in one of two categories: marital or nonmarital. Specifically, marital property typically includes: Assets and liabilities accrued during your marriage, whether accrued individually or jointly. The enhancement of […]

How do I Protect My Assets in a Divorce?

Divorce requires a division of assets acquired during the marriage, so you can’t keep every asset you own out of your spouse’s hands. Knowing that, is there any way to protect your assets in Divorce? Obtain a Prenuptial Agreement A prenuptial agreement is an agreement between future spouses that sets forth the rights and obligations […]

Does it Matter if My spouse had an Affair in a Florida Divorce?

Most states are “no-fault” divorce states. This traditional grounds (or reasons) like adultery, cruelty, or abandonment are not required to obtain a divorce. Simply state your reason for divorce and the court will accept it. That doesn’t mean, however that bad behavior is without consideration in your divorce. Under Florida’s Equitable Distribution Statute 61.075, any […]