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What is a QDRO and Do You Need One?

By WiseLieberman, PLLC |

When you and your spouse decide to get divorced in Florida, you or judge will divide marital assets equitably. One type of asset that may be subject to equitable distribution is your retirement account. Typically, 401(k)s and other related qualified employee retirement plans have tax tax-advantaged statuses, meaning that so long as the money… Read More »

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Your Divorce Options

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No two marriages are alike, and no two divorces are alike. If you are facing a divorce, it is important that you truly consider your options and determine which will be best for you. Your due diligence may be just what you need to obtain a divorce in an as quick and cost-effective manner… Read More »

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What You Can Do to Offset the Effects of the New Alimony Tax Law

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Traditionally, alimony has been tax deductible for the paying spouse and taxable for the recipient spouse. UBecause of this tax deduction, the obligor spouse was able to pay more in spousal support  because it was tax deduction. However, as of January 1, 2019,this tax deduction is no longer. Now, alimony is not taxable or… Read More »

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Are Your Inheritances and Gifts Subject to Property Division in Divorce?

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Florida, like many other states, is an equitable distribution state, which means a judge will divide marital assets and debts equally  Separate property is awarded to the individual spouse.  Separate property includes the following: Property owned by either spouse before the union or obtained by either spouse after the date of separation; Compensation for… Read More »

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Who Gets the Artwork in a Florida Divorce?

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Who gets the Monet, the Van Gogh, and the Warhol? What about the Leibovitz or Golden? Surprisingly, the question of who gets the artwork is one of the most hotly contested issues in today’s divorce proceedings. According to a Memphis attorney quoted by the Wall Street Journal, artwork often falls into the same category… Read More »

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What is Mandatory Disclosure and When is it Necessary?

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Mandatory disclosure requires each party in the dissolution of a marriage to disclose records that paint an accurate portrait of each party’s finances. This requirement ensures the judge divides assets between the two parties fairly and equitably. If one party requests support from the other, the judge will also need a clear picture of… Read More »

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Grounds for Modifying a Support Order in Florida

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It is rare that a person’s circumstances today will be exactly as they were five years ago, or that they will remain the same within the next five years. Unexpected job loss, injury, an increase in healthcare costs, a decrease in daycare costs, and other unforeseen events may put a person in a better… Read More »

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Is College Tuition Part of Child Support?

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The state of Florida is one of many that do not require either party of a divorce to pay for the cost of college tuition. However, parents going through a divorce should be concerned with their child’s future and how the both of them will help pay for expenses such as college tuition, trade… Read More »

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Collaborative Divorce Law in Florida

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Collaborative divorce is not a new concept, but it was not until July of last year that Florida lawmakers adopted The Collaborative Law Process Act, which creates a new alternative to litigation in family matters throughout the state. According to the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an organization comprised of financial and mental health… Read More »

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Modifying a “No Contact” Order in Florida

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It is not uncommon for the courts to issue a “no contact” order as a pre-trial condition after a person has been arrested and charged with domestic violence, and once he or she has been released on bail. A no-contact order is precisely what it sounds like — an order that prohibits contact of… Read More »

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