July 2018 Archives

What can I spend my child support money on?

If you are a Florida parent receiving child support, you may be under the misconception that you must spend this money only for your children’s basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Such is not the case. Actually, you have pretty much free rein on how you use your child support money, as long as you spend it on child-related things.

Tips for positive co-parenting strategies after divorce

After a divorce, it is important for Florida parents to develop a new co-parenting relationship. If both parents put the children's interests first, co-parenting can be much easier. The children, in many cases, don't fully understand the disputes between their parents; they love both of them and want to support them. Except in instances of neglect or abuse, it is important to support involvement with the child's other parent.

What spouses don't anticipate about divorce

Florida women who are considering divorce could be in for some financial surprises. In a recent survey, 46 percent of divorced women said that their splits resulted in unexpected money-related issues. The survey polled 1,785 adult women who were in three different stages -- seriously considering divorce, in the process of divorce and already completed divorce. Of those surveyed, 22 percent were over the age of 55.

Money problems and divorce

The divorce rate for couples in Florida and the rest of the country has been near 50 percent for many years. There are several reasons why people choose to seek a divorce. According to some studies, however, issues with money are the main cause.

3 reasons people may lie about paternity

Why is it so important to establish the paternity of a child? If the father's name is on the birth certificate—or if the mother claims that he is, in fact, the father—why is further research sometimes necessary? It is sad but true that mothers and fathers alike are sometimes dishonest about paternity. There are a number of reasons why this might be true, and it poses a legal challenge for parents. 

Divorce and dividing retirement assets

When it comes to dividing financial assets in a divorce, it's important to apply due diligence. Florida residents who are getting a divorce should be aware that the manner in which a retirement account is divided will depend on the type of retirement account in question. If the wrong method is used to divide retirement assets like 401(k)s, individuals could be subject to costly penalties and taxes.

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