Benefits of a Prenup

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A prenup, also known as a prenuptial agreement, is a written contract created by two spouses before they are legally married. Prenups typically list all assets and debts held by each spouse, as well as each person’s right to those assets and debts in the event of divorce. Though prenups are infamous in celebrity marriages, many average couples find them valuable as well. 

Prenups Encourage Important Pre-Marriage Discussions

The engagement and wedding planning process is often an exciting whirlwind of events and decisions. Many couples don’t stop to think about the implications of certain financial or legal decisions until after they’re married.  (more…)

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How To Determine What I Will Pay in Child Support

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If you are separating or divorcing from your partner and you share children, it’s important to understand what to expect when the topic of child support arises.

Florida follows the “Income Share Model” that requires both parents to financially support their children. Courts estimate the amount parents would spend on children if the family remained intact and living in one household, then divide this amount between the parents based on their incomes. 

Except in rare cases, this leaves one parent owing child support payments to the other parent. Here’s how you can determine what you may pay toward child support in the future. (more…)

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Should I Modify My Custody Orders?

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Child custody is an extremely sensitive and emotional issue. If your current custody order isn’t sufficient and you want to modify your arrangement, it’s important to arm yourself with the knowledge you’ll need to succeed. 

Common Reasons To Modify a Custody Order

The court’s priority is always serving the best interest of the child. If your current custody arrangement works well for all parties, it’s unlikely that the court will agree to alter the terms. However, there are a few urgent reasons to seek modification of your current custody orders. (more…)

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How Long Does a Divorce Take?

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You don’t want your divorce proceedings to last a minute longer than they need to. In Florida, divorce may take anywhere from 3 to 24 months depending on the level of conflict and disagreement between spouses. On average, most Florida divorces conclude within 12 months.

If you are contemplating divorce or just starting your proceedings, here’s the timeline you can expect. (more…)

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