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Seven Good Reasons to Change Your Name Today

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Millions of Americans change their names every year. Under Florida law, you do not need a good reason to do so. You simply cannot have a nefarious reason, such as avoiding creditors, unilaterally erasing a criminal record, or avoiding immigration trouble. A good Clearwater family attorney can expedite the process. Local lawyers know a… Read More »

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Some Co-Parenting-Friendly Timesharing Arrangements

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Florida’s child custody laws have gone through several different phases since World War II. Back then, the “tender years” doctrine dominated child custody cases. Divorced mothers almost always received full custody of the children, and fathers received only limited visitation rights. It was assumed that fathers were either unwilling or unable to care for… Read More »

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The Magnificent Seven Child Support Deviation Factors in Florida

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In most cases, Florida’s complex child support guidelines conclusively set the amount of child support payments. The key variable is usually the net income of each parent. Net income for child support purposes often differs from the net income amount on a paystub. Only certain payroll deductions are allowable under Florida law. Since the… Read More »

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Some FAQs About The BRS And Your Florida Divorce

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Beginning January 1, 2018, the U.S. military dramatically changed its retirement system. Instead of a basic defined benefit plan, the new Blended Retirement System has the features of both a pension plan and a 401(k)-type defined contribution plan. Furthermore, after just twelve years of service, servicemembers become eligible for continuation pay. This one-time bonus… Read More »

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Changes Coming To Florida Alimony Law

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For a number of years, spousal support payments have been tax-deductible for the obligor (paying) spouses and tax-reportable for obligee (recipient) spouses. But the 2017 tax law rewrite obliterates these rules. Beginning January 1, 2019, spousal support payments will no longer be tax-deductible or tax-reportable. Lawmakers predicted that the change would help women, the… Read More »

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