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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law in December 2017. Some portions of the Act took effect commencing January 1, 2018. Others, such as changes to how the federal government allows alimony to be treated, took effect on January 1, 2019. Prior to …
 
The holidays are nearly upon us. They commence with Rosh Hashana in September and conclude with the New Year celebration on January 1. If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, you can help your children through the transition by maintaining holid…
 
It may be hard to imagine right now, but odds are the business you’ve worked so hard to create will be owned by someone else in the future. Eventually, you will either give up the helm voluntarily when you retire, or involuntarily as the result of a…
 
School is out, the extra-curricular activities are over for the year and everyone is looking forward to a slower schedule during the summer months. Most families contemplating a divorce tend to put things on hold during the summer while the children are a…
 
Alimony is financial support given from one spouse to another. Financial support could be money paid from one spouse to the other or in-kind payments made by one spouse to another, such as direct payment of the mortgage each month. There are several types…
 
If you have children under the age of 18 and decide it is best for your family that you and your spouse divorce, you will have a parenting plan. What is a parenting plan? A parenting plan is a separate document agreed to by you and your spouse, or ordered…
 
If you are thinking about getting married, you should consider whether you have assets that you want to preserve and protect in the event of a divorce. If you own your practice, have saved substantially through your 401(k), have deferred compensation accu…
 
Now that the new tax bill has become law, you may be wondering how those changes affect your current divorce agreement or final judgment of dissolution of marriage. If you enter or entered into a divorce agreement wherein you are paying alimony that is ta…
 
If you were to ask five different lawyers what to do with your home during the divorce, you would receive five different answers.  So how do you decide what the best course of action is during your divorce when deciding what to do with the marital re…
 
When people are in times of crisis, they often turn to faith to see them through. This may take the form of organized religion or a more personal kind of spirituality. At Baptist Health, the pastoral care department understands that everyone’s needs…
 
As soon as you and your spouse have decided it is time to part ways and seek a divorce, and your mind begins to race about what steps to take and the smartest, easiest way to obtain a divorce without breaking the bank. Every family is different so what wo…
 
You Want a What? Did you know that the definition of millstone is a heavy burden a.k.a. “an elliptical machine?” Yes, I’m kidding, but haven’t we all been there?   As I may have said a million times or more, Carol is the fa…
 
Some financial planning situations require specialized advice. These circumstances include families with special needs, LGBT, cohabitation, divorce, dual physician spouses, and alcohol and substance abuse.   Special needs loved ones can be emotion…
 
You are fortunate. You’ve reached a high point in your ability to earn a living from your profession. On the other hand, your marriage has fallen apart and you are contemplating divorce. You know you will have to pay child support for the children o…
 
The concept of population health is daunting when you consider its very definition – “an approach that aims to improve the health of an entire human population.” Yes, the definition is aspirational. However, I want to share how it can be…
 
Telemedicine has the potential for explosive growth, as more employers are embracing the idea of offering the utmost in care convenience to their employees.   Employers sponsoring telemedicine benefits encounter compliance obligations similar to th…
 
According to Taber’s Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary, “Nephrology” is the branch of medical science that deals with the structure and function of the kidneys and the prevention and treatment of kidney disease (2005). This specialty is extr…
 
Who am I? I am an Ivy League trained, board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist solo practitioner, Type A personality, workaholic, single mother, divorcee, philanthropist, entrepreneur, time-crunched triathlete, and women's health advocate. Moreover , I…
 
My New Rug   Just to be clear, this Publisher’s Note is not about my visit to the “Hair Club for Men,” it is instead about the 4-hour odyssey the Felix Family spent trying to position a new area rug under our couch. Allow me to se…
 
According to the Medical Group Management Association's Physician Placement Starting Salary Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data, more than 65 percent of established physicians and 49 percent of physicians hired out of residency or fellowship were emplo…
 
Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6-12, 2011, and “South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report” would like to salute nurses across the U.S. The theme for National Nurses Week is "Nurses Trusted to Care." Nurses have many roles…
 
Paycheck to paycheck working people need financial advice that is not a sales pitch! But often, they are over-looked by most Financial Planners, since many employees do not have the income or wealth that most Financial Planners require for consideration. …
 
In this article we will warn you about 10 fatal estate planning mistakes before it is too late. [Note: The danger posed by any given mistake will vary depending on your unique circumstances...and this list is by no means all-inclusive.] No Plan Probably …
 
Protecting pediatric patients can be one of the most challenging and difficult endeavors a hospital security administrator may face. Divorces, child custody battles, parental rights, and grandparents rights can all blend together to put the hospital in th…
 
Health care providers who are participating in group practices need to understand how critical it is for the group practice to have a buy/sell agreement in place. A buy/sell agreement is a contract that restricts the owners of businesses with multi-owners…
 
"They're inspiring to me," says Melodie K. Moorehead of her bariatric surgery patients. But if they are inspiring to her, imagine what she is to them. Moorehead, a Bariatric Surgery Psychologist, works both pre- and post-operatively with severely obese pa…
 
Cathy Kleinman-Barnett, MOTR/L, CLT-LANA, LMT, CLM Occupational Therapist and Vodder and LANA Certified Lymphedema Specialist Northwest Medical Center Proudest accomplishment: Creating a new life after a divorce … relocating to Florida and returning t…
 
Imagine you have decided that it is time to start your own medical practice. It happens that, at the same time, you see your colleague, Dr. Smith, at a medical society meeting. Dr. Smith is in the same practice specialty and you often have consulted with …
 
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist went on the road to help make sure the state’s parents and families are aware of new legislation designed to help protect the health and safety of children during challenging times. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital was the site …
 
A Broward County nonprofit has warned that difficult economic times are creating a perfect storm of pressure on families whose children have disabilities that could lead to potentially explosive domestic situations. Broward Children’s Center Respite Direc…
The Big 38 … or … Notes from a "Hapless" Romantic No, I wish I could say I was only turning 38 … actually Carol and I just celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. Yes, we are probably the original Mr. and Mrs. T-Rex, still married after all these years.…
In this difficult economy, corporate recruiters (what’s left of them) and HR professionals (many no longer in place) have greatly expanded the use of electronic recruiting. Traditional web sites have given way to specific job sites and social networking. …
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