Timesharing and Parenting Reforms (Limited Timesharing Bill Moves Forward)

Although there is no timesharing bill in Florida this year, SB 590 seeks to establish parenting plans in child support proceedings. The good news about this bill is that parents brought to court on child support matters can actually address parenting time. Currently, the Department of Revenue can seek to establish child support without taking into account parenting time. Since …

2017 ALIMONY REFORM BILL WILL NOT GO FORWARD

Alimony reform efforts began early this year with the filing of HB 283 with a companion bill filed in the Senate. The Senator sponsor, attorney Kathleen Passidomo, announced yesterday that the chairman of the children, family and elder affairs committee refused to hear the bill. Because of this, the alimony bill will not go forward in 2017. The alimony bill …

Fairness and Economic Reality in Business Valuation

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Family Lawyer In order to be fair, the valuation expert’s opinion must result in a value that is the cash equivalent of what the business owner could receive as of the agreed upon cut-off date. Fairness Business ValuationThe notion of fairness is the polestar for most professionals entrusted with the resolution of all issues that …

PROTECTING THE ESTATE DURING AND AFTER DIVORCE

By Heather Locus, Wealth Manager It’s important to understand the ramifications of their financial and estate documents. Estate Planning Going through a divorce is likely the most challenging experience your clients will ever live through. They will have to make countless life-impacting decisions during an emotionally chaotic time. And while some might wish their spouse would literally get hit by …

The Percentage of Men Awarded Spousal Support Increasing – By John Griffith July 19, 2016

The Percentage of Men Awarded Spousal Support Increasing Women have become the leading earners in many families – meaning more men are eligible to receive spousal support following a divorce. While the percentage of men being awarded support has increased, it hasn’t been significant, and many men are avoiding seeking support. By John Griffith July 19, 2016 has been nearly …

3 Ways People Sabotage Their Divorce There’s a fine line that most people must navigate when they find themselves in the unfortunate position of going through a divorce. On one hand, there’s no doubt that you should always protect yourself during the proceedings, even if events appear to be unfolding amicably. On the other side of the coin, being too aggressive can ignite a lengthy legal battle between you and your spouse, leading to a worse outcome for both parties. By Brenda K. Mcknight May 09, 2016

Rare is the divorce that’s completely without some sort of legal issue requiring mediation, which means that you need to take the approach that works best for your individual needs. Avoid the following trio of mistakes that can sabotage your divorce and result in serious repercussions for the rest of your life. divorce 1. Adopting a Threatening Posture Emotions run …

5 Pieces of Advice for Divorcing Parents Divorce is an emotional and stressful life event that nobody can be fully prepared for. To lessen the negative effects of divorce on you and your children, keep these five tips in mind. By Gregory C. Frank March 09, 2016

I’m 45, four years into a divorce, and the father of twin 11-year-olds. Based in NYC, I can assure you I’ve seen and heard it all. So many divorce stories share a few common ingredients and experience the same aftermath. Here are five things divorcing parents should think about: divorcing parents 1. Don’t Rely Solely on Advice from Friends Your …

The reasons you should hire a divorce attorney from the start

The reasons you should hire a divorce attorney from the start On behalf of Law Office of Scott A. Levine, P.A. posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. When you have a high net worth, the last thing you really want to face is a divorce that could tear apart your finances. You’re in a position where you’ve built up your …

7 reasons a divorce can cost less if you do it now

7 reasons a divorce can cost less if you do it now On behalf of Law Office of Scott A. Levine, P.A. posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. You may be putting off getting a divorce for fear of the expenses it could raise, but there are some reasons you shouldn’t delay. Is the thought of the cost of a …

What documents should you keep regarding alimony payments?

What documents should you keep regarding alimony payments? On behalf of Law Office of Scott A. Levine, P.A. posted in Alimony on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. When you’re planning to seek alimony, there are some documents that you should keep for the courts. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is not a requirement of divorce, so it’s important to have …