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Bankruptcy and Divorce

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Getting divorced but also need to file for bankruptcy? You are not alone. Many former couples find themselves in a situation where they are no longer happy and would like to separate from one another. However, they may need to file for bankruptcy as well because it is the best decision for them based… Read More »

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Obtaining a Passport for a Child in a Divorced Home

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Are you a divorced parent? If you would like to travel outside of the country, you are going to need a passport for yourself and your child. However, you may be concerned about getting a passport for your child because of the other parent. Even if you share joint custody with your ex-partner, there… Read More »

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How Do I Get an Annulment in Florida?

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Marriage isn’t for everyone. Sometimes, we do not find this out until after the fact. If you want to dissolve your marriage in Florida, you can either get a divorce or annulment. Divorce is a simpler and less time-consuming process that just terminates the marriage. An annulment goes even further to say that the… Read More »

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Raising Children While Going Through a Divorce

By Crystal C. Spencer |

Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful situations anyone ever has to go through. The situation becomes even more difficult when you have children, especially young children. Getting divorced later in life, with your children now grown adults with families of their own, might not be as hard on them as… 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 »

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 and… Read More »

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