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What counts as income for child support purposes?

The cost of raising a child to the age of majority is staggering. While parents who live together through marriage or partnership can share the expenses associated with bringing a kid to age, those parents who don't live together can find themselves amidst a dispute about who should pay for what with regard to child rearing. In Florida, raising a child is the legal responsibility of both parents, which is why child support orders are issued and are legally enforceable.

Millennials turning to prenuptial agreements more frequently

The end of a marriage can have serious financial ramifications. An individual may lose property that he or she owned prior to marriage due to commingling those assets with marital property, and he or she may be concerned that he or she may even lose out on a fair share of those marital assets. Long-term obligations, such as alimony, may be ordered, too. In the end, one's financial position post-divorce is dependent upon the facts of the marriage and the arguments presented during negotiations and litigation. This uncertainty can cause an enormous amount of stress.

Jeff Bezos and wife seeking multi-billion dollar divorce

The financial ramifications of the end of a marriage can be immense. This is especially true for those seeking a divorce in Florida or elsewhere in the United States who have a high net worth. These individuals can find the property division process to be painstakingly meticulous, and discussions about alimony can set the stage for one's post-divorce financial well-being. In other words, there is a lot at stake during marriage dissolution proceedings. Perhaps no one knows this more than Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Mandy Moore says her divorce led her out of a bad relationship

When Orlando spouses find that they are in a bad marriage, it may be a good idea to get out of it as soon as practicable. Many people have found that divorcing can be the first step to a much better relationship. One show biz personality recently talked about how her divorce turned out to be the gateway to a better life.

The basics of alimony

Depending on the financial circumstances of a marriage, a court will sometimes award a former spouse alimony, otherwise known as spousal support. The purpose of this is to make sure both parties leave the marriage with the financial means of at least affording basic necessities to sustain a reasonably comfortable life.

Don't think you need to handle divorce alone

No enters a marriage with plans to eventually divorce. Unfortunately, many couples do end their marriage for one reason or another. These situations can be tremendously stressful, especially when children are involved. It's important, however, to keep a level head and have the guidance of experienced attorneys.

How to protect your business during divorce

Two of the most exciting times in a person's life are getting married and starting a business, but these two events are often very different. Although there are plenty of business efforts that are intended to be a joint effort from the beginning, the business ventures of one spouse is sometimes better off if it does not commingle with the marriage.

How a prenuptial agreement can protect you

Prenuptial agreements are a difficult subject to discuss. However, they provide a multitude of benefits that can protect you and your future spouse in the long run. A prenuptial agreement might not be romantic, but it is one of the best ways to protect assets and specify how a marital estate will be divided in the event of a divorce.

Florida laws on mental incompetence may affect divorce cases

Being deemed mentally incompetent by a court could lead to considerable complications in a person's life. He or she may no longer be able to make many decisions on his or her own, and as a result, a guardian may be appointed. However, if that guardian is a spouse and the deemed-incompetent individual wishes to get a divorce, state laws could come into play.

Amicable divorce possible for low-conflict Florida couples

If Florida residents come to a point in their marriages where one or both individuals feel that the relationship is coming to an end, they may believe there is no hope for saving it. As a result, divorce is often seriously considered. However, if individuals feel that the time has come to end their marriage, broaching the topic could set the tone for how the process is carried out.

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