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Is child support considered taxable income?

A parent who receives child support on behalf of their child is expected to use that money to provide the child with their needs. Child support can be used in many ways by Florida parents, such as for housing and food, but also for child care costs, entertainment, transportation, and medical expenses. Raising a child is expensive, and for most people contributions from two incomes are needed to provide a child with what is necessary for their survival.

Finding your spouse's hidden assets

If divorce is looming, you may have concerns. It is not uncommon to struggle financially in the months and years following a divorce, especially if you earned less than your partner did during the marriage. You may hope your divorce will leave you with a fair share of the marital assets as allowed by Florida law. However, your spouse may decide not to play fair and hide assets to which you have a rightful claim.

The way that alimony is addressed by federal tax law is changing

A divorce can alter many of the plans that a Florida resident may have made for their future. Aside from the incredibly disruptive experience of leaving a relationship that was once intended to last forever, a person may find that they are not as financially stable as they were when they were married. A party to a divorce may discover that they were either dependent on their ex for financial stability or that they were the sole source of their former partner's capacity to financially survive.

Can a debt collector really do that?

You have enough going on in your life without having to listen to debt collectors tell you that you must pay them or else. Your already know that your financial situation is in need of some relief, so you certainly don't need daily calls reminding you of your situation.

Make alimony an important part of your divorce negotiations

In recent generations the instance of both members to a marital partnership working outside of the home has increased. As more women have entered the workforce to advance their own careers, Florida families and families throughout the nation have seen a shift in how money and spending power are allocated between the members of married couples. As more individuals have extended their educations and their earning potentials, the ways in which alimony negotiations are determined and paid out have also undergone changes.

What is considered "reasonable" visitation?

A non-custodial parent may be granted visitation time with their child when their child custody matter is resolved. While this will mean that their child will not live with them, it may mean that the parent will have access to their child and the opportunity to enjoy in-person experiences with them. In Florida and other jurisdictions, a parent may need a set schedule for their visitation time or they may be granted reasonable visitation.

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