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Florida lawmaker failed to disclose assets

Divorce is always a complicated issue. Even when spouses can still communicate, the emotional toll of ending a marriage can set a lot of personal goals back and throw families into chaos. The effect can be worse when spouses do not get along or are trying to conceal assets from each other during the divorce process.

There are no specific or different rules for people trying to split high amounts of money or assets in a divorce, but the process can be more complicated than smaller estates. Any failure to disclose information or attempts to lie in court can invalidate agreements or make easier solutions like collaborative law impossible.

What happens during the discovery process of divorce?

Divorce is a financially complex process. No matter how much money a Florida couple has, it is never easy to extricate two lives. From marital debt to the division of assets accumulated over the course of a marriage, the financial aspect of any divorce can be daunting.

One of the most important parts of the divorce process is the discovery step. This is the part where both sides provide full disclosures of financial information, including anything related to bank accounts, retirement, loans and much more. This is so each party involved has a better chance of securing a fair property division settlement. It may be helpful for you to learn more about the discovery phase and what you can do if you suspect your spouse is not being completely forthcoming with all pertinent information. 

Do prenuptial agreements help or hurt new marriages?

A parent wants to protect children from an earlier marriage. A business owner needs to clarify the future of the enterprise for partners or employees. A person has a big inheritance coming. There are many obvious reasons for a prenuptial agreement, but some of the lesser-known reasons apply to everyone.

Why is a prenuptial agreement important?

The factors that go into child custody decisions

One of the most complicated aspects of divorce is what will happen to the children. As a parent, you likely have concerns about how the end of your marriage will impact your children and how you can protect their well-being. You understand the importance of securing a child custody order that is fair and allows your children continuity of lifestyle as much as possible.

As you move forward with divorce, it may be beneficial to learn about child custody and your rights as a parent. When you are informed, it can help you make smart decisions and pursue a strong and stable future for your children. This is especially smart if your custody case will go before a Florida family law court.

A parent's income may be enough to order more child support

How much is too much for our children? It is certain when a kid has too much sugar, but one can never have too much love and support. Most parents would say children deserve the best that they can provide, and the law often mandates this in the case that parents get divorced.

The child support guidelines under the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure show the amount of money determined to be the best possible coverage of children's needs given parents' combined monthly income. These amounts range between around 20 percent and around 45 percent of parents' combined income, scaling higher for a larger number of children.

How is alimony decided in a Florida divorce?

The face of alimony is about to change around the country, and it will affect thousands of Floridians. Alimony in 2019 will not be tax deductible for the person paying it, and it will not be taxable income for the person receiving it. This is a complete switch from the way things have been for decades.

In anticipation of this change, it may be helpful to review the purposes of alimony and how it gets decided in the Sunshine State.

Florida has options for different types of divorce

It is hard to know where to start when you are considering divorce. Even if a couple had the foresight to craft a prenuptial agreement, the emotional and practical concerns can seem too hard to bear. Fortunately, Florida and other states have made moves to simplify the divorce process, even for couples with a lot of assets to divide.

If a couple can agree on how to separate their properties and assets for individuals, they may apply for a simplified dissolution of marriage under Florida statutes. This process does deny the process of examining financial statements or questioning a spouse in court or mediation, so people who are concerned about keeping these rights do not have this option.

Who needs a prenuptial agreement and why?

The idea of a prenuptial agreement can be contentious between fiances, but there are no drawbacks to a contract that safeguards individuals' futures. No one gets married thinking about how to handle its end, but there are some people who are more likely to enjoy the security that a prenuptial agreement provides.

Who should seriously consider a prenuptial agreement?

Is mediation right for my situation?

Realizing that your marriage is heading towards divorce can be a confusing and overwhelming period of life. You might have preconceived notions of what divorce looks like, and may even be imagining dragged out court battles in which you and your ex fight over the smallest details. However, it does not have to be like this, and a peaceful approach to divorce might even be easier than you imagine.

When using an alternative method of dispute resolution, most couples in Florida can reach agreeable solutions to their issues faster and cheaper than if they had gone to court. Here is what you need to know about mediation and when to negotiate.

Which divorced parents pay more for child support?

Parents always want what is best for their children. This can be a challenging obligation even at the best of times when parents can agree on the best path forward, but it becomes even more complicated when parents are feuding or separating. Even wealthy parents have problems serving their children's best interests.

What are the factors that determine how parents support their children?