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How Do I Divorce My Military Spouse Who is Stationed Overseas?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Divorce is always a difficult decision for a couple, but it is compounded when one is serving in the military, especially if they are overseas. You will have to navigate several different areas, including the division of the retirement benefits, jurisdiction, child custody and support, and health benefits. Crystal Collins Spencer has more than… Read More »

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Prenuptial Agreements for Lower & Middle Income Couples

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Since about half of all marriages end in divorce, more if it is a second or third marriage, it is advisable to consider what a prenuptial or premarital agreement might provide. Florida is not a community property state. A division of property is supposed to be “fair and equitable”, but it does not necessarily… Read More »

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Determining Parent Visitation Outside the Courtroom

By Crystal C. Spencer |

In the case of divorcing spouses with a child or children, the children’s best interest should always prevail. That is the stated goal under Florida law, and ideally, the parents work together to develop a plan in the best interest of their children. With a parenting plan, the judge does not have to intervene… Read More »

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How Divorce Affects Your Student Loan Debt

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Life may feel overwhelming when you are going through a divorce. But no matter what emotions are involved, make financial considerations a top priority. If you have a student loan, or you and your spouse both have student loans, you need to understand what will happen when you divorce. That, in part, depends on… Read More »

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The Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce

By Crystal C. Spencer |

You married your spouse, intending to be together for life.  But then life happens. Almost half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. For second or third marriages, the rates go up, 60 and 73 percent, respectively. While some states require a formal separation before filing for divorce, Florida has no statute… Read More »

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Advice for Stay-At-Home Moms During a Divorce

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Unfortunately, some marriages become untenable and divorce is the only alternative. This can be a frightening time especially if the woman has decided to be a stay-at-home mom to put quality time into raising the children. This is when she needs to understand the family finances. How many credit cards does the family have… Read More »

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What Happens to Your Retirement Account During a Florida Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

You’ve made the tough decision to end a Florida marriage. Now comes another harsh reality.  You might not be in as good a financial standing as when you were married. Consider the assets you’ve accumulated during the marriage – a house, property, boats, cars, jewelry, clothes, a bank account or two.  All assets are… Read More »

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Is a Personal injury Settlement Part of Marital Property During a Divorce?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

It’s one of the first questions someone involved in a personal injury case has when they are divorcing – will the proceeds have to be divided with my divorcing spouse? It’s a good question and there are a number of answers. In short, it all depends.   Crystal Collins Spencer can answer your questions… Read More »

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Divorced Parents: Planning for Family Vacations

By Crystal C. Spencer |

There are a number of different ways that families are adjusting to the realities of divorce these days. You may have read about celebrities who decide they will all vacation together – former spouse, their new partner, wife or husband and their new partner and all of the kids combined into one big happy… Read More »

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How Will Parenting Plans be Impacted by the Coronavirus?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Crystal Collins Spencer, founder of Spencer Law, wants to assure everyone that the office is taking your safety very seriously as we all confront the unprecedent COVID-19 virus. We are open for appointments and keep our office sanitized. If you prefer, we can schedule your appointment via conference call or video conferencing. Parenting and… Read More »

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