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Divorce for older couples and its impact on retirement

The end of a marriage will have a significant impact on various areas of a person's life, including his or her finances. This is a particularly sensitive issue for individuals who are older and nearing retirement. Divorce will impact retirement savings and long-term plans, and it is beneficial to be aware of how division of assets will work and what that could mean for the future.

Retirement assets are some of most complex issues to address in a Florida divorce. There are various types of accounts, and there could be substantial amounts of money in these accounts, especially if a couple has spent decades saving for post-work life. In a divorce involving older individuals, there could be annuities, 401(k)s and IRAs to equitably and reasonably divide.

Is there a waiting period for divorce in Florida?

One of the big concerns individuals may have when getting divorced is how long the process will take. What rules does Florida have regarding how long a person has to wait to file for a divorce and get a divorce finalized?

Under Florida’s main no-fault divorce ground, there is no waiting period a person has to go through to file for a divorce in the state. However, if a person is relatively new to the state, they may have to wait a bit to file for a divorce so they can meet the state’s residency requirement. Under Florida law, to be eligible to file for a divorce in the state, a person has to have at least six months of residency in the state.

Navigating back-to-school time after a divorce

Going through your divorce was probably stressful and now there is still life to worry about after your split with your spouse. Back-to-school is just around the corner and that presents a whole new challenge. Parenting without your spouse will be a change and the new school year will certainly be a different experience for you and your kids.

You may be worried about how to handle the upcoming academic year as a newly single parent, but it does not have to be overwhelming.

Divorce stressors don't always stem from legal matters

When discussing the many challenges people deal with when going through divorce, most people think about legal matters as the forerunners for stress. From dividing marital assets and debts to deciding who will get custody of the children and when, it's not difficult to see why not. In most divorces, these two areas see the most conflict, oftentimes requiring considerable patience in addition to time.

In some cases, however, divorce is more than just about working through legal matters. There are many other challenges and stressors couples may experience or need to take into consideration before tackling the process of dissolving a marriage. Ultimately for some, coming to a conclusion about these considerations could mean the difference between following through with divorce and not taking the plunge.

WHAT VISITATION SCHEDULES DO MOST JUDGES USE?

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WHAT VISITATION SCHEDULES DO MOST JUDGES USE?

That's a loaded question which is exceedingly difficult to answer, but one that comes up quite frequently in meeting with clients. To dispel any myths, there is no such thing as a "standard visitation schedule." In fact, Florida lawmakers haven't used the term "visitation" for many years, with "timesharing" being the preferred term.

In Palm Beach County, and in many other counties across the state as well, there are "Model Timesharing Schedules" which were oft-used in years past and which are still utilized quite frequently today. Remember, though, these are not State-approved or Court-approved schedules. Rather, they are just schedules that are so commonly used that they've been distilled to written documents and widely circulated.

UNWANTED DIVORCE - A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE.

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TODAY IS NATIONAL SPOUSE'S DAY!

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Unlike Valentine's Day, National Spouse's Day isn't about fancy gifts or elegant dinners. It's about spending quality time with your spouse and appreciating the ways they enrich your life.

Celebrating National Spouses Day is a great way to reconnect with your spouse and keep that spark alive.

WHY IS DIVORCE SO EXPENSIVE? 4 TIPS FOR CONTROLLING YOUR LEGAL FEES.

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GETTING DIVORCED IS OFTEN AN EXPENSIVE ENDEAVOR. WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH? AND WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

It's a crass saying, but often true: "It's cheaper to keep her." The same goes for him, too. The unfortunate reality is that getting divorced can be expensive when spouses disagree. And if they're getting divorced, chances are they disagree on many things.

HOW THE 2018 TAX BILL AFFECTS THOSE DIVORCING OR DIVORCED

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ALL THE BUZZ IN THE LEGAL AND ACCOUNTING COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW IS OVER THE 2018 TAX LAWS.

If you are divorced, thinking of divorce, or in the process of divorce, then you need to know how the Tax Bill affects you and your case. I am not an accountant, I am a divorce attorney but any good divorce attorney has a phenomenal team of experts in which to work with.

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU - MODIFYING THE TERMS OF YOUR SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

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THE NEW YEAR IS AN OPPORTUNE TIME TO UPDATE YOUR SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT.

Eat less. Exercise more. Work less. Spend more time with family. Fewer bad habits. More good habits. All the typical New Year's resolutions that often become cast aside once the shiny optimism of the New Year meets the grimy reality of the daily grind.

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