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April 2019 Archives

Men as alimony recipients

If you and your spouse in Florida have decided to get a divorce, you must begin the process of figuring out the terms of your split. Even in the most amicable of divorces, things are rarely simple when it comes time to divvy up personal belongings and financial assets. Things can get even tougher as you begin to look at your future income and what lifestyle you may or may not be able to maintain with your post post-divorce financial picture.

Potential alternatives to alimony

If you and your spouse in Florida are considering or have decided that it is time to end your marriage, you might have a lot of questions about what type of agreements you will have to make. For marriages that have lasted many years, it is not uncommon for one spouse to pay the other person alimony for some period of time after the divorce is final. However, the new tax code that went into full effect this year may not make that your best bet.

Erratic schedules and child custody

In some instances, determining child custody is very straightforward and both parents have a favorable view of the way in which custody was awarded. In other cases, deciding how to award child custody can be complicated, especially if one parent or both parents have erratic schedules. It is not uncommon for people to work demanding jobs that have unpredictable hours, and this can be true for men as well as women. If you or your child’s other parent are in this position, it is especially important to approach child custody carefully.

What matters can you address in a parenting plan?

Co-parenting with your ex is not always easy, and at times, it can prove downright difficult. Increasingly, divorced parents across Florida are working to eliminate the potential for fights with their former partners by establishing parenting plans that establish guidelines for the co-parenting relationship.

What can happen if your ex fails to pay child support?

When you count on your ex to help you support your shared child in Florida and then he or she fails to pay child support when it is due, it can leave you at best, feeling frustrated, and in some cases, facing a desperate situation. There are, however, certain measures the state’s Child Support Program may be able to take to help force your child’s other parent into compliance.