If You Are The Primary Wage Earner, We Are Your Attorneys
If you are the primary wage earner in your family, you may feel worried about how your divorce will impact your financial security and current lifestyle. Whether you are an executive at a large company or run your own business, our attorneys can help protect what you have worked so hard to earn.
At the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., in Pompano Beach, Florida, we understand the unique issues that primary wage earners face in divorce. Our lawyers have years of experience helping business executives, business owners and others achieve a fair divorce settlement while striving to protect what matters most.
Working With Experts To Protect Your Assets
In Florida, marital property is subject to equitable distribution, meaning it must be divided fairly but not necessarily equally. Our attorneys work with experts, including CPAs and forensic accountants, to determine the true value of marital property. Before moving forward, we take the time to understand your goals and offer you practical advice based on a realistic picture of your unique situation, so that we can negotiate a settlement that is in your best interests.
Limiting Your Alimony Exposure
Although many primary wage earners may be required to pay spousal support, how much and for how long will be determined based on factors within Florida Statute Section 61.08, including:
- The standard of living established during the marriage;
- The duration of the marriage;
- The age and the physical and emotional condition of each party;
- The financial resources of each party;
- The earning capacities, educational levels, vocational skills and employability of the parties;
- The contribution of each party to the marriage; and
- All sources of income available to either party, including income available to either party through investments of any asset held by that party.
At the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., our attorneys work with experts, including vocational rehabilitation experts, to impute income to your spouse based on his or her employment potential, occupational qualifications, recent work history and probable earning potential to limit the amount of alimony you are required to pay.
Protecting Your Business
If you have built a business from the ground up or have taken over a family business, it is important to understand the difference between marital and nonmarital property during a divorce. At the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., we work hard to keep your business in the family.