Tag Archives: Port Saint Lucie Divorce Attorney
The Three Cs Of Family Law Mediation
Very few divorce cases go all the way to trial. That’s especially true in the no-fault marriage dissolution era. Typically, the only issues involve child custody and property division. So the vast majority of divorce cases settle during mediation. One of the reasons that mediation is so successful is that the primary issues… Read More »
Five Property Division Factors In Port St. Lucie
Some states almost always divide marital property 50-50 in divorce cases. That’s especially true in California and a few other community property states. But Florida, like most other jurisdictions, is an equitable division state. The divorce settlement must divide property in such a way that it does not impose an unfair financial burden on… Read More »
Some Alimony Basics In Port St. Lucie
Believe it or not, New Year’s Day 2019 is just around the corner. On that day, a radical new tax law change goes into effect. Alimony payments will no longer be tax-reportable to obligees and tax-deductible for obligors. Opinions are divided as to whether this change will help or hurt women. Since about 2015,… Read More »
How Do Prenuptial Agreements Work In Port St. Lucie?
Responsible homeowners always purchase insurance. Although they do not expect the house to burn down, and they certainly do not hope the house burns down, they want to be prepared for the unexpected. A prenuptial agreement is basically the same thing. No couple expects or hopes to get a divorce. But if the unexpected… Read More »
How Does A Port St. Lucie Divorce Affect My Business?
The nation’s thirty million small businesses employ almost half the country’s workforce. Over the past several years, these businesses have grown faster than large employers, or companies with more than 500 employees. Micro-Businesses with fewer than ten employees are doing especially well. Small businesses may mean more to Port St. Lucie families than they… Read More »
Job-Related Divorce Modifications In Port St. Lucie
Back in ye olden days, many people worked at one job for life. Those days are gone now. In fact, the average Floridian changes jobs up to fifteen times during their lives. If the job-changing person was divorced and had minor children, the change probably affects both the child support obligation and the parenting… Read More »
Special Issues In Florida Grey Divorces
Among most age groups, the divorce rate has declined significantly since the 1990s. But the over-50 age group is one of the rare exceptions. In fact, the marriage dissolution rate has increased almost 110 percent among this age group, creating a phenomenon that many call “grey divorce.” Several factors may be behind the increase…. Read More »
What’s The Best Way To Resolve A Port St. Lucie Divorce?
Marriage dissolution is an extremely emotional experience for everyone involved. For that reason alone, a trial is often the best way to resolve divorce matters, especially cases that are highly contested. But most of these cases, over 95 percent by some counts, are resolved out of court during settlement negotiations. Often, such negotiations take… Read More »
The Three Cs Of Divorce Mediation In Florida
Before their sessions, 95 percent of family law mediation participants believe that the proceeding will be a complete waste of time. After all, they sometimes reason, if talking could have solved our problems, we would not have gone to court in the first place. Yet well over 70 percent of participants resolve all or… Read More »
Property Division In A Florida Divorce
The Sunshine State is an equitable distribution jurisdiction, meaning that marital property is divided equitably between the spouses, and “equitably” is not always the same thing as “equally.” Normally, unless the parties had a marital property agreement, property division is a two-step process. Classification The general rule is that any property acquired before the… Read More »