Divorce and Family Law Blog

How To Protect Your Business During a Divorce

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As many can attest, a marital breakup is never easy, especially when it comes to determining how to divide the marital property. Because Florida is an equitable distribution state, marital property must be divided in a way that is fair to both parties, however, this does not mean equally. Moreover, these issues become even complex when one or both of the spouses own a business. This article is a brief discussion of how to safeguard your business assets in a divorce.

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Termination of Parental Rights in Florida

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With a few exceptions, virtually every biological parent automatically has legal rights regarding his or her child. These “rights” include things like:

  • Having the ability to spend time with the child
  • Making decisions on the child’s behalf
  • Determining who has access to the child

Being a parent also comes with legal obligations related to your child as well. These responsibilities include things like ensuring the child has food, shelter, and healthcare. It requires financial support as well.

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Common Misconceptions About Divorce

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Divorce has many negative connotations. You may be hesitant to file for divorce because of some of the most common misconceptions about what will happen after you make that filing. You should keep in mind, however, that the divorce process is often not nearly as terrible as many people make it out to be. Some of the most common misconceptions about divorce are discussed below—Is this type of negative mindset holding you back from filing for divorce?

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Calculating Spousal Support in Florida

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Spousal support, or alimony, is money paid in either a lump sum or in periodic payments from one spouse to another. It is designed to “even out” any significant financial differences between the couple. For example, if one spouse has a significantly higher income than the other, then an award of spousal support is much more likely.

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What is Considered “Income” for Calculating Child Support?

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The Court goes through an extensive review of your finances when you are ordered to pay child support. The Court will look at your income and expenses and compare that information to the other parent’s finances. However, only certain money coming in is considered “income” for purposes of the child support calculation, and you may be entitled to certain deductions as well. Knowing what counts and what does not can help you ensure that your child support order is fair and accurate.

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Child Visitation Rights During Divorce

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The divorce process can take a considerable amount of time. If there are disputed issues, divorce can take years to be fully finalized. While you and your former spouse are working out the details, you may wonder how the process will affect your children and your ability to spend time with them.

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Pets and Divorce: Is Visitation Possible?

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Divorces are often painful for everyone involved. While property division and child custody get a lot of attention, one item often gets overlooked—the family pet. For many people, particularly those who do not have children, their pets are a vital part of the household dynamic. In fact, one study indicates that dog owners consider their dogs to have equal in status in the family to their children. The term “pet parents” instead of “pet owners” is becoming more commonplace.

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