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Is All Compensation Treated Equally in Divorce?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

We talk a lot about asset division in divorce, but cannot always get into the specifics, such as how different types of income are treated differently in divorce negotiations; even in a state like Florida that goes by equitable distribution. For example, what if most of your compensation comes from a bonus or stock… Read More »

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Does Anyone Feel Like They Become a Better Parent After Divorce?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

As divorce attorneys who practice here in Florida, one frequent concern we hear from clients is that getting a divorce will negatively affect their children. However, an important parenting article was recently published about the potential for divorce to actually make someone a better parent, especially if the home is suddenly free from the… Read More »

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What Can I Do to Minimize Taxes in Divorce Now That the Alimony Deduction Is Gone?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

The alimony deduction disappearing threw a huge wrench into divorce planning strategies. For years, this deduction allowed couples to save on the total tax bill. Now that these alimony payments are no longer deductible (as of 2019), most alimony payors will pay more in taxes, while alimony recipients will ultimately receive less net money…. Read More »

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What Are the Most Common Money-Related Reasons People Get Divorced?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

Money is one of the most common reasons couples decide to get divorced. In fact, money worries are one of the leading causes of marriages falling apart, and many cite financial pressure as the biggest challenge in their marriage. Finances and stress often go hand-in-hand, whether you are wealthy or in serious debt. Below,… Read More »

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What Are the Basic Guidelines Helping My Kids Get Through Divorce?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

As attorneys who work in family law here in Florida, we receive a number of questions concerning parents worried about their children and how they are handling the divorce. Below, we provide some tips ‘from the experts’ on how to help your kids get through what can be a difficult process for some: Ask… Read More »

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How Do I Handle Mental Illness as Part of My Divorce?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

As Orlando family attorneys, we regularly receive a number of questions about how to address a particular mental illness when it comes to divorce and related child custody and welfare issues. Given that one in five adults in the United States experiences a mental illness every year, and a significant percentage of these interfere… Read More »

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Should I Use a DIY Divorce App?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

As divorce attorneys who practice here in Florida, we receive a number of questions about using online platforms (i.e. do-it-yourself “DIY” divorce apps) for divorce, with flat fees charging a certain amount per month to prepare and file all of the necessary forms/documents with the court. It is no surprise that these automated DIY… Read More »

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If I’ve Been in the Dark About Finances During My Marriage, What Do I Need to Have In-Hand Before My Divorce?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

While divorce can be difficult for anyone, it can be especially hard on a spouse who has been kept in the dark when it comes to household finances, investments, and other financial and legal assets. Given that 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, it is extremely crucial that these individuals take… Read More »

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What Effect Does Divorce Have On Fathers as Single Parents?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

New research indicates that divorced men actually become better caregivers and fathers when their custodial arrangements keep them in their children’s lives.  In other words, becoming a single parent after divorce makes a number of fathers more likely to step forward and take more responsibility. In fact, these fathers found divorce to be enabling… Read More »

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Will My Spouse or I Be Liable for Any Individual Student Loans If We Divorce?

By Greater Orlando Family Law |

Figuring out asset and debt division can be complicated during divorce, especially when it comes to equitable distribution states, such as Florida.  Florida tries to split up property based on what is “fair.” Adding in student loan debt is yet another issue to address, and only adds to that complication. However, while some may… Read More »

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