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Do Children Have a Say in the Custody Conversation in Florida?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

The issue of who ends up with the kids after a divorce if often the source of dispute among parents. Emotions can run high, and there can be heated disagreements about child custody. In Florida, “child custody” has been replaced with terms such as “parental responsibility” and “time sharing”. Parenting responsibility is the decision-making… Read More »

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Spousal Support Tax Deduction Ending Soon

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Spousal support, also commonly referred to as alimony or spousal maintenance, is a payment from one spouse to another that is either ordered by the court or agreed upon between both parties as part of a final divorce settlement. Spousal support is not ordered or agreed upon in all cases, and the amount and… Read More »

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What is a QDRO?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Retirement accounts are individual in nature, and there is only one name listed on them. This is why during a divorce, many spouses mistakenly believe their IRAs, 401Ks, and other types of retirement accounts are not part of the marital estate. In actuality, they are considered marital property, and they are included in the… Read More »

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Do Divorce Rates Increase in the Summer?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

According to a 2016 research study conducted by a sociology professor at the University of Washington, more couples file for divorce in March and August than any other months of the year. With August upon us, you may find yourself in that position as well. Although the study didn’t set out to determine seasonal… Read More »

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Can I Modify My Divorce Decree?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Even though your divorce seems final, there are certain circumstances that might allow you to change aspects of your divorce decree in Florida. When you experience dramatic life-changing events, it may be necessary to request this change. It might be tempting to do this informally by trying to work out an agreement with your… Read More »

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How Does My Divorce Effect My Taxes?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

There’s a lot to like about April in Florida, including the weather, clear skies, plenty of sun, and all the other joys of spring. But one thing that most adults in Florida aren’t excited about when April rolls around is the fact that mid-April is tax time. The idea of filing and paying taxes is unpleasant,… Read More »

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What Do I Do If My Spouse Violates a Restraining Order or Temporary Injunction?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Being fearful of one’s spouse is an unsettling thought, yet a reality that thousands of women and men across the United States deal with daily. If a spouse is abusive or the threat of harm is present, an individual in Florida can seek a protective order or temporary injunction (also known as a restraining… Read More »

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How to Tell Your Children You Are Divorcing

By Crystal C. Spencer |

If you are a parent who is thinking about or is already in the process of divorce, you’re probably concerned about how to break the news to your children. When parents divorce, it has an impact on adult children, friends, and even distant family, but it’s usually minor children who experience the most stress… Read More »

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I Hired A Family Attorney, Now What?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Whether you decide to hire a lawyer due to divorce, a family dispute, medical child custody, or for some other issue, you’ll want to make sure there is excellent communication between you, your lawyer, and all parties involved. Here are some tips on how to stay on top of your case after you hire… Read More »

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Causes of Truck Accidents

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Trucking accidents are tragically common throughout Florida and the rest of the United States. To be sure, statistics provided by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show that 4,812 truck crashes that led to injuries, as well as 222 that resulted in fatalities occurred in the state in 2015. Of course, because trucks can… Read More »

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