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How to Arrange a Time-Sharing Schedule During a Divorce

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Divorce is very tough on children. They are forced to adapt to a new schedule of being shuttled back and forth and usually end up living in two different homes, or not seeing one parent a majority of the time. With all of this change, it’s important for your child’s life to have as much… Read More »

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How Long Does Divorce Take in Florida?

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The time it takes for a divorce to be finalized varies with every individual. If the divorce is uncontested, meaning both spouses agree on everything, it can take as little as 4 weeks. In a contested divorce the court has to decide on what the spouses don’t agree on. These divorces can take 6… Read More »

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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 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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Does Child Support Depend on How Many Kids I Have?

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The divorce aftermath can be a confusing and stressful time. Children being involved often make this time even more taxing. If you don’t have full custody of your child after the divorce, you may be wondering how child support will work out. Moreover, how much child support will you have to pay and will… Read More »

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Are Cars Included in Property Splits?

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When it comes to dividing property, the rule in Florida is to be as even as possible. Once all separate property items (gifts, inheritances, and most possessions owned before the marriage) are taken out of the equation, whatever remains (community property) will be divvied up fairly and usually equally. There’s a bit of wiggle… Read More »

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Should I Still Get a Lawyer if my Divorce is Amicable?

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When most people think of divorce, they think of the big, contentious, Hollywood-fare, complete with courtroom scene and a couple fighting tooth-and-nail over every single item. The truth, though, is that very few divorces get to that point. Even though a relationship is ending and property is splitting, most couples are able to work… Read More »

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Does an Affair Affect Who Gets Child Custody?

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Florida is a no-fault divorce state. This means that the couple does not need a reason or to put fault on one spouse to get a divorce. All the couple needs to do is state that the marriage is broken beyond repair and they can proceed with the divorce. The state of Florida courts… Read More »

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Are There Exceptions to Florida’s No Fault Divorce Policy?

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Florida is a no fault divorce state, meaning that either party can seek a divorce without having to prove any reason or fault in the marriage other than the fact that the spouses don’t want to be married anymore. This rule relieves the court from having to decide whose fault the broken marriage is… Read More »

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