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October 2018 Archives

When is a premarital agreement non-enforceable in Florida?

Premarital agreements, or prenuptial agreements, as they are commonly called, are excellent tools for both preserving your marriage and making your Florida divorce exponentially easier. However, for the courts to consider your prenuptial agreement valid and enforceable, it must meet certain guidelines. Moreover, the circumstances surrounding and leading up to its creation must be lawful and contain no fraudulent actions. If one party can prove the existence of fraud, duress, coercion or other wrongful doings, the courts may deem your agreement unenforceable.

Is talking about a pre-nuptial agreement a bad thing?

You and your fiance are preparing to get married in Florida and the rollercoaster of emotions leading up to your big day is both exciting and exhausting. Recently, you have been interested in discussing a prenuptial agreement with your fiance to secure the best interests of both of you should the relationship end sometime in the future. While your intentions are good, bringing this topic up can be difficult and daunting. 

How can I help a friend who is being abused?

An abusive relationship is devastating to not only the person in the relationship but those who care about that person. If you have a friend in Florida who is in such a relationship, then you may wonder how you can help. You probably want to tear the person away from his or her abusive partner, but your best course of action is to simply be a good friend.

Divorce and small businesses: Is it worth it?

Married couples are accustomed to sharing a lot of things. Many serious relationships involve raising children together, buying a home and sometimes, owning and running a business. In the event of a divorce, it takes time and special consideration when sorting out child custody and division of assets. The process alone is complicated, however, add a business into the mix. Is your small business worth the fight? 

Why is now the time to divorce for wealthy couples?

Tax law changes in 2019 mean now is the time to file for divorce in Florida if you expect to pay alimony. According to The New York Times, the tax law eliminates the tax break given to those paying alimony. Currently, if you pay alimony and meet certain guidelines, you may take a deduction for the alimony before figuring the taxes you owe. The new law takes that option away, meaning you may pay more taxes.

How can I be a better father after a divorce?

As a divorced father in Florida, you surely know how important it is to play a significant role in the life of your child. This can be difficult to do in the wake of a divorce, especially when your relationship with your former spouse is contentious. It is possible to forge a strong and loving relationship with your child under these circumstances however, as illustrated by VeryWellFamily.com.

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