Monthly Archives: May, 2017

Getting ahold of your finances during divorce. Now that you and your spouse have decided that you are getting a divorce, your next decision should be how to handle the finances not only during the divorce, but after.  This can be a difficult and daunting task, especially if you are the spouse that did not pay the bills or handle the money in your marriage.  If you are the spouse that paid bills and handled the money issues, this concept can cause you stress as well.  You are looking at the family finances and wondering how you can support two…

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Many families have a beloved pet living in their home.  So, what happens to your pet in the event that you and your spouse divorce? Florida law is very clear: pets are like furnishings and are given to one spouse in the divorce settlement.  In many jurisdictions in Florida, local rules are enacted which prevent judges from distributing assets such as furniture or furnishings with a value of less than $2,000.00. What does this mean for your pet?  It means that you and your spouse need to decide who keeps your pet.  Unless your pet is worth more than $2,000.00,…

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