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How Will My Divorce Affect My Taxes?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Divorce is a stressful and emotionally draining process, and it is even further complicated by the tax implications of dissolving the marriage. If you are facing a divorce, it can impact your tax situation in a number of ways. Here are some the most important things you need to know about taxes and divorce:… Read More »

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Can Divorce Impact my Credit Score?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Going through a divorce is never easy. There are so many things you will need to take care of before, during, and after the marriage dissolution is finalized by the court. Add in the fact that children will be impacted by the divorce differently than you and the stress can be overwhelming. But one… Read More »

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Who Makes Healthcare Decisions for Children of Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

You’ve decided to get a divorce and you have children. Ideally, the husband and wife share the children and make parental decisions in the best interest of those children. Unfortunately, it does not always work out that way. The court will require the parents to agree on a child custody plan which includes some… Read More »

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Getting Divorced as a Senior Citizen

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Retirement can be no fun when you no longer like the person you are supposed to be spending it with. This is the situation that many Baby Boomers find themselves in, and according to the latest statistics, some are deciding not to stick around for the long haul. Pew Research Center reports that the rates… Read More »

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How Will a Judge Decide my Custody Case?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Child custody is one of the most contested issues during a divorce or parentage case. Even parents who get along and can make most decisions as a team might find it difficult to determine how custody and parenting plans will be handled when the time comes. Not all child custody cases in Florida wind… Read More »

Should You Date During Your Divorce? Contact Spencer Law

Should I Date During my Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

A dissolution of marriage is a difficult and emotionally-charged process. There are a lot of issues that must be resolved, and there is great uncertainty about the future. Some divorcing spouses mourn the loss of their marriage and they are in no hurry to start dating again. Others are anxious to get back out… Read More »

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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… 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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