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Calculating the Amount and Duration of Spousal Support Payments in Florida

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Many marriages, but certainly not all of them, end in divorce. Many marriage dissolutions, but certainly not all of them, involve spousal support payments. Florida has a rather broad alimony law, but nevertheless, judges only order these payments in limited circumstances. That’s especially true of long-term alimony. Obligors (people who pay support) and obligees… Read More »

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How Much Does a Port St. Lucie Divorce Cost?

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The average financial cost of a marriage dissolution is around $20,000. However, this figure is highly misleading. There’s a big cost difference between Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ divorce and an abandonment divorce where the couple has no debts or assets. So, in terms of financial cost, the only honest answer a Port St. Lucie… Read More »

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From Green to Grey: Color Changes in Over-55 Divorces

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In ye olden days, many couples over 55 whose marriages fell on hard times obtained “Irish divorces.” They remained legally married but lived separate lives. These separate lives often included separate households, a situation which created the married-filing-separately provision in the tax code. Recently, however, divorce’s moral acceptability reached an all-time high. So, many… Read More »

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Where You Get Divorced Matters: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution

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Unless the parties had a premarital agreement, property division is usually the costliest and most time-consuming portion of a divorce. In general, divorce laws vary significantly from state to state. That’s also true with regard to property classification and division. Like most other jurisdictions, Florida is an equitable division state. As outlined below, marital… Read More »

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A Guide to Successful Post-Divorce Relocations

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Most people move about twelve times during their lives, and most of these moves take place before age 40. Therefore, many of these relocations involve young children who are subject to divorce orders. The Constitution gives adults the absolute right to travel within the United States. However, this right does not apply to children…. Read More »

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Getting Through a Grey Divorce

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All divorces have both emotional and financial issues. Over 55 divorces have these issues as well, but they are a bit different, as outlined below. Regardless of the parties’ age, most divorces end the same way. In almost all cases, a Port St. Lucie divorce attorney is able to resolve these matters out of… Read More »

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Seven Property Division Factors in a Florida Divorce

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Like most other jurisdictions, the Sunshine State has an equitable division law. So, upon divorce, marital property must be divided equitably. That’s not necessarily the same thing as equally. To assist judges in making determinations, and to assist Port St. Lucie divorce attorneys in crafting settlements, Florida law sets forth a number of factors… Read More »

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How Much Does a Florida Divorce Cost?

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Divorce is expensive, both in terms of money and time. These two costs are related, and they are also difficult to calculate. Financially, the average divorce costs a staggering $15,000. That’s an average cost. When power couples like Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos split up, they will probably spend a lot more than $15,000. On… Read More »

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Setting the Amount and Duration of Alimony Payments in St. Lucie County

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This time last year, the alimony tax deduction change dominated the headlines in this area. Before January 1, 2019, alimony payments were tax-deductible and alimony receipts were tax-reportable. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act eliminated both the deduction and the reporting requirement. A year later, it seems the change has had little effect on… Read More »

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Classifying and Dividing Marital Property in St. Lucie County

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Like most other jurisdictions in the country, Florida is an equitable distribution state. Marital assets and debts must be divided equitably, which is not necessarily the same thing as equally. Additionally, before they can be divided, they must be classified. Nonmarital property is not subject to division. Port St. Lucie divorce attorneys must be… Read More »

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