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If you have lost your job as a result of the COVID-19 downturn, you may be eligible for a temporary abatement or a permanent modification of your child support or spousal support obligation. The key is to request such a modification before it comes due!
Many people across the nation and the world enjoy timeshares. This is where you partly own a property in another locale where you can spend time, usually at least once a year, and for a set period of time. But what happens to the timeshare when you and your spouse divorce? Since this is often considered a joint asset, you may have to make a decision on the shared property.
Often times, spouses going through a divorce want to make sure their children’s college expenses will be paid for by one or both parents.  However, Florida law regarding a parent’s duty to pay for their child’s college education may surprise you.
When your marriage is in trouble, the first thing to do is consult a marriage counselor or individual therapist. Engage in a few sessions to see if you can get strategies to resolve the issues between you. Many times, unhappy marriages are a symptom of deeper underlying patterns and a divorce may not be the answer. Try counseling even if your spouse is not interested. Do it for yourself. It is money and time well-spent, whether the marriage can be saved or not.
All assets of a marriage are reviewed during a dissolution of marriage, including digital funds, as part of what is referred to as equitable distribution. Though not necessarily new, cryptocurrency has seen massive interest in recent years. You may have heard of Bitcoin, which remains the most popular format. While there are benefits to owning cryptocurrency, equitable distribution of assets during a divorce can become complicated when such is involved. That’s why you need by your side Ormond Beach attorneys who understand the changing landscape of finances as they pertain to a dissolution of marriage.
Separation from your spouse can be a confusing and emotionally-charged time. You may have heard that legal separation does not exist in Florida. That's not entirely true. While there is not a procedure to file for Legal Separation from your spouse in Florida, there are ways to live apart from your spouse without actually filing for a dissolution of marriage if you do not feel that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Avoid confusion and ensure everyone is on the same page by fully preparing yourself for upcoming divorce proceedings. Learn everything you need to know through these tips.
Prenuptial agreements in Florida are valid and binding if they are well drafted and executed voluntarily after full financial disclosure.
Divorcing couples may be surprised to learn that one can file for a spousal or survivor benefit on the record of an ex-spouse. To qualify, you must be single and have been married to your ex for more than 10 years prior to the divorce. Your ex-spouse does not have to be receiving his or her own benefits yet for you to be eligible.
Divorce can take an emotional toll on children. Help kids avoid confusion and frustration through open communication and clear explanation. Get started with this advice.