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January 2017 Archives

Is alimony reform coming to Florida in 2017?

When it comes to child custody and alimony, there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, there are laws and past cases that set precedents as to how child custody and alimony are adapted to a family's situation based on the best interests of the child. Alimony has been a part of some people's divorce decrees based on certain factors between divorcing spouses. However, the process of how alimony is determined may be getting a makeover in 2017.

Child support can help pay for which child-rearing expenses?

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding and most challenging jobs on the planet. Being a single-parent comes with it's own set of challenges when your child's parent is living in a different household. However, with child custody arrangements, the costs of rearing a child do not all need to be placed on the primary custodial parent. Child support is a topic that can be written into the child custody arrangement.

5 ways to improve your listening skills

When a couple is facing a divorce and all the hard steps that come with it, communication is key to avoid misunderstandings and speed the process along. Good communication isn't just about how you relay information, but also about how actively you listen to others when they are talking. Do you hear what you think they are going to say or what they are actually saying? There are three types of listening skills; active, reflective and critical. They are each important for everyone involved in the divorce, including your children, your family and your friends.

Don't be shy about requesting alimony during asset division

When the term alimony is thrown around, some aren't even sure what it means. To give some clarification, alimony is a term given to a scenario when one spouse pays the other regular sums of money after the divorce, usually because of an unfair division of actual and potential monies. While asset division is designed to be fair and equitable to both parties, sometimes factors make one person's post-divorce financial situation undesirable in relation to the other's position. That is where alimony comes in.

Topics that can and can't be included in FL prenuptial agreement

More and more couples are making the decision to fit a prenuptial agreement into their wedding-planning process. Prenuptial agreements are a great platform for engaged couples to discuss financial matters pertaining to their marriage. After exploring their assets, both separate and marital, many couples make the decision to include a prenuptial agreement into their union. Prenuptial agreements can outline a variety of matters and there are also a few that they cannot contain.

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