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December 2018 Archives

Falling behind in child support payments can add up quickly

When a marriage or relationship ends, it can be an unfortunate occurrence, particularly if children are involved. Most parents here in Florida want to do whatever it takes to care for their children, whether they remain in a relationship with the other parent or not. If a parent's financial situation changes, it can be difficult to continue paying child support. If a parent falls behind, it can spiral out of control very quickly, as one recent out-of-state case illustrates.

Your eligibility for TRICARE after a military divorce

In many ways, a military divorce is quite similar to a civilian divorce. You are still dealing with the trauma of a family breakup and the difficult decisions about what to do next. The differences involve the benefits to which you may be entitled if you are a civilian married to a member of the U.S. Armed Services. Some of these benefits require action prior to your divorce, and if you miss the opportunity to apply for them, you may lose them.

New tax laws for alimony will take affect in 2019

It is an unfortunate fact that some marriages don't last forever. Divorce proceedings can be difficult on Florida families, especially when it is time to determine how to handle financial agreements between former spouses. In an earlier post, we discussed how new tax laws will affect couples next year when handling alimony payments. However, there are steps that divorcing couples can take in order to deal with these changes.

Military divorce: Enlisting may be an indicator of future divorce

Florida military families make many sacrifices on behalf of the nation. It is one of the highest callings a person can answer, though it is not without its stresses. Long deployments, moving around frequently and other difficulties can greatly affect family life. A recent study examined various career fields and found that military careers may be disproportionately more likely to factor into divorce. It is unfortunate, but military divorce is a reality for many families.

With the right help, your military divorce can end smoothly

Florida military members and their families already deal with difficult situations on a nearly daily basis, but divorce can be particularly tricky for these individuals. While the end goal of a military divorce is the same as that of a civilian divorce -- to end a marriage -- there are complicating factors that can make achieving this goal difficult. Couples must address sensitive issues like child custody, support and alimony all in the complicated realm of the armed forces.

Don't worry about property division -- get a postnup

Money problems are one of the leading causes of divorce, yet few people imagine the potential future money problems they may deal with in their marriage. For these individuals, it can be difficult to reconcile the idea of getting a prenuptial agreement to protect against a problem that they cannot foresee. Married Florida couples can utilize postnuptial agreements to address important issues, such as property division and more.

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