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April 2017 Archives

Protect your company from the ravages of divorce

Owning your own business can be a trying yet wonderful thing. There is a lot of pride in building something from nothing. However, if you started your business after getting married, or if the majority of your company's growth occurred during your marriage, did you know that if you get a divorce, your spouse may have rights to a portion of your business?

International child abudction

Are you one of the many Florida parents who has to worry about your child or children being taken out of the country by a former spouse or partner illegally? If so, you should know about some of the things you will want to have ready to go in the event that this ever happens. As explained by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, the more documentation you have easily and readily on hand, the better off you will be in helping authorities locate your child.

Refinancing to keep a home during divorce

It is a very common thing for a resident in Florida to wish to keep a family home when getting divorced. People can understandably have strong emotional ties to their homes. This can be even more true when a couple has minor children and there is a desire to stay in a home for the sake of providing consistency and stability for the children. If you are in such a situation, you should know that there are some very specific financial realities that must be addressed when doing this.

QDROs and retirement assets in a divorce

Florida residents who get divorced know that their retirement accounts may well be considered part of their marital estate. This means that some amount of this prized form of long-term savings may need to be split with a spouse as part of a property division settlement. In addition to being concerned about losing some retirement money to a spouse, people may also be concerned about the potential for paying high taxes or penalties on money paid to a spouse from a retirement account.

Pets at the center of divorce disputes

As you prepared for your impending divorce, you may have experienced strong emotions. Perhaps the discussion about the fate of your home caused you anguish. Maybe negotiations over spousal support stirred concern about your future. Amid the issues that certainly have swayed your emotions is the dispute over which of you will get to keep the pet.

How the child’s best interests are determined

When it comes to dissolving a marriage or ending a relationship, often the most difficult aspect is determining what to do with the children. Whether you have been together for a few years or a few decades, the thought of losing custody of the children can be overwhelming. We at the Law Firm of Chris E Ragano fight for the rights of our clients to ensure that they are treated fairly and awarded the custody they deserve.

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