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Making And Breaking Premarital Agreements In Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Aside from infidelity, money is the most common source of marital conflict that leads to divorce. Fundamentally, some people are savers and some people are spenders. There is nothing inherently wrong with either approach, which may be why these types of people are so incompatible. In this light, a premarital agreement is much more… Read More »

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Love, Baseball, And Premarital Agreements

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As another baseball season comes to a close, we pause to remember that magical moment when an ownership dispute turned into an object lesson on the importance of spousal agreements in divorce cases. In the early 2000s, Frank and Jamie McCourt owned the Los Angeles Dodgers. After winning the World Series in 1988, thanks… Read More »

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Some Alimony Basics In Port St. Lucie

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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 »

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Four Ways To Modify Child Support Obligations In Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Children grow up fast and families change frequently. Therefore, the initial child support determination was never meant to be permanent. In fact, these changes occur so often that most Port St. Lucie child support orders need to be modified at least once every three or four years. It’s always important to partner with an… Read More »

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What You Need To Know About Premarital Agreements In Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Money is one of the biggest sources of friction in any relationship. That’s especially true in subsequent marriages. These couples usually have significant non-marital assets. These individuals often have significant non-marital debt as well. So, either extra money or a lack of money could be a problem. A premarital agreement completely removes money from… Read More »

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Alimony In Florida: A Primer

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The ancient Code of Hammurabi may have contained the world’s first alimony law. In Section 137, the Code stated that once a divorced man had given his former spouse “her dowry, and a part of the usufruct of field, garden, and property,” she would then be truly free to marry “the man of her… Read More »

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Classifying And Dividing Marital Property In Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The division of marital property is often one of the most contentious areas of a property settlement in a Port St. Lucie marriage dissolution case. That is probably because, along with the amount and duration of alimony payments, this process is also one of the most subjective family law areas. Most of the applicable… Read More »

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Am I Eligible For A No-Fault Divorce In Florida?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Before 1970, there was no such thing as a “no-fault” divorce in Florida or any other state. If a spouse wanted to dissolve a marriage, that spouse had to show evidence of adultery, cruelty, abandonment, or some other fault. Sometimes, this requirement was only a technicality. But too many times, it caused an already… Read More »

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Will A New Alimony Rule Cause Florida Divorce Rates To Spike?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Some of the most prominent family law attorneys in the state say yes. The tax law changes on  January 1, 2019, and any divorces finalized before then will remain subject to the old law. Currently, spousal support payments are deductible for the obligor (spouse paying the support). The obligee (person receiving alimony) must report… Read More »

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The Status Of Alimony Law In Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Since the 1940s, the alimony tax rules have been one of the few constants in Florida divorce cases. Under existing guidelines, spousal support payments are tax-deductible and obligee spouses must report these payments as income. At the end of 2018, both these rules change. Alimony payments will no longer be tax-deductible and recipients will… Read More »

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