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Claiming a Child When You’re Divorced

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Sharing custody of a child often leads divorced parents to wonder which parent gets to claim their child on their taxes. Luckily there are federal laws in place that make determining which parent gets a tax break much easier. How a dependence tax deduction is determined Even when parents have shared custody, it rarely… Read More »

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What Affects a Judge’s Child Custody Decision?

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Going through a divorce is never easy. It’s a time of arguing and disagreements, and it’s even worse when kids are involved. When you and your spouse can’t come to an agreement on child custody, a judge will step in and make the decision for you. A judge will make his or her decision… Read More »

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How is Property Divided in a Divorce?

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When a couple decides to get a divorce, they must also decide how they are going to split the property they once shared. This can be difficult because after working so hard to acquire these things together, they must be divided or even given away. If you’re in the middle of a divorce and… Read More »

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How Can the Husband Receive Alimony in a Divorce?

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Today it’s not uncommon for women to make more than men in marriages. Alimony is always determined based on how much money each spouse makes, so when the wife makes more than the husband it is likely that she will be making the payments. This article discusses the factors that go into awarding alimony… Read More »

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What Does a Judge Look at When Deciding Alimony?

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Alimony, or spousal support, is an aspect of law dealing with preventing unfair economic effects following a Florida divorce. Essentially, it prevents individuals who have lived a certain way for years during a marriage (or who gave up a career for the purposes of child-rearing) from being left high-and-dry with limited income and overwhelming… Read More »

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Lawmakers Try to Get Approval for Another Alimony Overhaul

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Florida lawmakers are, again, trying to push a bill past Governor Rick Scott that will overhaul the current child support standards. This is the second time the lawmakers are trying to get Governor Rick Scott to approve this alimony bill. Changing How Time-Sharing in Florida is Determined The new bill includes a large section… Read More »

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How Property is Divided in a Florida Divorce

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There is no federal regulation on property division in a divorce, and whenever legislation is up to individual states, it can be hard to know the legal details about a topic. In this article we will go over how divorce property can be divided in the state of Florida. Florida law states that the… Read More »

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What is a Guardian ad Litem?

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A Guardian ad Litem is a person appointed by the court whose job is to investigate the the household and look further into a situation beyond the courtroom. After looking into a situation, the Guardian ad Litem would return to the court, advising on issues like where the children should live, whether the children… Read More »

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Does Infidelity Affect your Florida Divorce Case?

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Divorce is usually an unpleasant experience, but it can be made worse when infidelity is involved. Infidelity or adultery can make a sensitive divorce case even more complex. How does infidelity affect divorce cases in the state of Florida? Every case is different. Rulings in divorces are case-specific and depend on unique situations. In regards to… Read More »

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New Proposed Bill Aims to Change Florida Alimony

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The House Bill HB-455 aims to change the Florida alimony procedures and processes in many ways. Florida lawmakers previously tried to alter the Florida alimony law in 2013 with a bill that was ultimately vetoed by Governor Rick Scott. The biggest alteration HB-455 proposes is to eliminate permanent alimony altogether, including durational and rehabilitative… Read More »

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