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What Is the Most Common Reason People Get Postnuptial Agreements? A Discussion Marriage’s Insurance Policy

By William Wallshein P.A. |

As attorneys who practice family law here in Florida, we regularly receive a number of questions about prenuptial (prenup) and postnuptial (postnup) agreements; For example, questions such as: What is the least ‘negative’ way to discuss the need for a prenup with one’s partner? Or, what is the most common reason people get a… Read More »

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Deciding What to Do About Your Home & Where to Live During Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

We’ve previously discussed some of the many questions and concerns that go into such an important decision as what to do with the marital home after divorce; whether a couple has decided to sell, or one wants to keep the home and try to buy the other one’s interest out. But what about where… Read More »

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What Judges Specifically Consider in Calculating Alimony & Child Support

By William Wallshein P.A. |

We have briefly touched on how alimony and child support are calculated, but as attorneys who practice family law here in Florida, we regularly receive a number of questions about what kind of income the court specifically takes into account in determining these payments. Judges do have some leeway in making these decisions (in… Read More »

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With Alimony Payment Tax Deduction Disappearing, Many Couples Are Rushing To Finalize Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

A number of Americans are rushing to get a divorce before the end of 2018, and with good reason: As of 2019, when the new tax law (the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” or “Act”) goes into effect, alimony payments will no longer be tax-deductible for the payer. Some experts are predicting that this… Read More »

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The Seven Deadliest Financial Mistakes You Can Make During Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

As attorneys who focus on practicing in family law, we see a lot of couples make unwise financial decisions before, during, and after divorce; decisions that can have long-term repercussions on their lives. This is understandable, given that, for many, divorce is a time of emotional upheaval, and it can be difficult to think… Read More »

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Unexpected Reasons to Get a Prenuptial Agreement

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Prenuptial agreements (“prenups”) have long suffered from a number of myths, such as the assumption that you only need one if you have a large trust or piece of real estate to hold onto. In reality, prenups are on the rise amongst everyone, and you might very well be surprised at some of the… Read More »

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Even Though the Alimony Deduction Is Disappearing, There Are Strategic Tax Advantages in Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

There are currently a number of couples who are worried that their divorces won’t be finalized before the end of the year, and therefore, they may not be able to take advantage of the alimony tax deduction, which disappears as of January 1, 2019 via the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. However, even if… Read More »

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What You Need To Know About Premarital Agreements

By William Wallshein P.A. |

More and more couples are entering into both pre- and postnuptial (also known as “premarital”) agreements, especially if substantial assets or children from another marriage are involved. These agreements (or contracts) are entered into by two people, either before they marry or after, which sets forth the division of assets in the event of… Read More »

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How to Deal With Financial Issues That Come Up With Your Ex after Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to anticipate every single financial situation that will come up after a divorce when you share a child. Even if custody and child support is figured out, it doesn’t address who will pay for summer camp, college, a new phone or car for your child if needed, etc. Many… Read More »

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The Most Common Surprises During & After Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

When it comes to divorce, TV and movies can provide us with a lot of misconceptions about the process—one of those misconceptions being that it is always an easy, simple process. We’ve worked with countless clients here in Florida – helping them to get through the divorce process – while protecting both themselves and… Read More »

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