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Studies Show Divorce’s Ill Effects on Children, but Risks Can Be Mitigated

Everyone who gets married hopes to stay that way forever. But despite everyone’s best efforts and intentions, sometimes divorce really is the only solution. For childless couples, divorce is a decision that does not greatly impact anyone but the couple

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Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Decrease

According to data from 2012 and the first half of 2013, consumer bankruptcy filings are down, and experts expect the trend to continue. In 2013, the government released data showing that consumer bankruptcies were down 13 percent in 2012. For

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When Contemplating Both Divorce and Bankruptcy, Weigh All Options Together

Financial trouble plays a role in many divorces. Often, one or both parties are considering filing bankruptcy at the same time the couple is contemplating divorce. Each spouse is equally responsible for debts incurred by either party while married. Debts

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To Ensure Wishes for Their Estates Are Met, Divorcees Must Consider Beneficiary Designations

Many people incorrectly contain their idea of estate planning entirely within the process of creating a will. They feel that as long as their will reflects their current wishes, they can rest assured that their rightful heirs will inherit their

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Florida Divorce Case Sees Income Imputed to Voluntarily Unemployed Wife

The financial circumstances of each party, as well as a host of other factors, govern whether and how much a Florida court will award in alimony and child support in a divorce. Each party’s assets, debts, income and expenses are

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Bitcoin a Potential New Method of Asset Concealment in Divorces

In marriages in which one spouse is the primary breadwinner, divorce can represent a large decrease in assets and income for the higher earner. Concealment of assets is therefore a problem as old as divorce itself, and it rears its

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The Steps: How Florida Courts Determine Child Support Obligations

Child support is an often-misunderstood topic in Florida family law. In Florida, child support is not an obligation that one parent has to the other. Instead, it is an obligation that each parent has to the child — from the

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Attorney General Bondi Offends in Florida Same-Sex Marriage Case, but Larger Issues Are at Stake

Florida’s attorney general raised eyebrows with a brief filed in a case that challenges the state’s same-sex marriage ban. Eight gay couples who were married in states that recognize same-sex marriages joined with the American Civil Liberties Union in filing

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If Affordable Care Act Lives Up To Its Name, Divorce Rate May Rise

Financial insecurity keeps many couples from seeking divorce long after they lose hope for their relationship. They simply cannot afford to go it alone. Because the cost of health care has risen steeply in recent years, their coverage often weighs

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Child Custody Issues When Ending Same-Sex Relationships

If you are in a same-sex relationship and have children, and your relationship is coming to an end, you may face some tough challenges. The law in most states, including Florida, does not treat same-sex and opposite-sex couples the same,

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