December 2017 Archives

New tax bill eliminates alimony deductions

For many Florida residents, having the ability to deduct spousal support from their taxes takes a bit of the sting out of those payments. Unfortunately, the newly passed and signed Republican tax bill eliminates the alimony deduction. This could change the divorce negotiation landscape for couples across the nation. 

Will Georgina Chapman prevail in high asset divorce case?

As disturbing allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein continue to pile up, the disgraced mogul is also facing a divorce. While a high asset divorce is probably not the worst of Weinstein's problems of late, it is something he'll have to address in the coming months. It's rumored that his wife of nearly 10 years, Georgina Chapman, is gathering a team of lawyers as she prepares to end the marriage. Florida residents may find it hard to avoid details of both Weinstein's alleged acts and the couple's divorce.

Military divorce case centers on relinquishing parental rights

There have been numerous child custody cases in recent years that focus on same-sex couples and child custody matters. A current military divorce between same-sex spouses, however, is focused on a different type of parenting matter. A woman is asking her state's Supreme Court to dissolve her parental rights. The outcome could impact similar matters in Florida and across the nation. 

Divorce need not necessarily uproot your kids

Holding down a full-time job, parenting and navigating divorce proceedings all at once can be extremely stressful. There are ways to minimize your stress, however, especially when it comes to issues such as property division or future parenting plans. Such divorce topics often intersect; for instance, you and your former spouse will have to decide where your children will live once you are no longer married.

One state turns attention to an overlooked paternity issue

A great deal of media coverage in Florida and across the nation focuses on the failure of fathers to provide financial support for their children. There is another aspect of paternity, however, that is largely overlooked. A movement is growing in one West Coast state to shine a light on paternity fraud, an issue that affects many thousands of families.

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