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September 14, 2023.
posted in Divorce

Divorce and Retirement: How to Protect Your Savings and Adjust Your Plans

Divorce can have a significant impact on retirement planning. When a marriage ends, the retirement savings that were once shared must be divided. This can be a complex and challenging process, and it is important to be aware of the potential pitfalls. The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances can help you understand your rights...

August 21, 2023.
posted in Divorce

How to Cope with the Emotional Toll of Divorce

Divorce can be a very emotional experience. It is a time of great change and upheaval, and it is not uncommon to feel a wide range of emotions, including sadness, anger, grief, loneliness, and anxiety. It is important to be aware of the potential emotional challenges that couples may face during a divorce. Here are...

July 14, 2023.
posted in Divorce

Florida Divorce Rates: Why So High?

Florida has one of the highest divorce rates in the United States. In 2022, there were over 60,000 divorces granted in the state, which means that one in every four marriages ends in divorce. There are a number of factors that contribute to the high divorce rate in Florida, including: The Sunshine State: Florida is known...

June 14, 2023.
posted in Uncategorized

Steering Clear of Pitfalls: Avoiding Common Mistakes when Considering Divorce in Florida

Deciding to end a marriage is a significant and often emotional decision. As you contemplate divorce, it’s crucial to navigate this delicate process thoughtfully. Avoiding common mistakes can make the journey less tumultuous and set the stage for a fair and efficient legal proceeding in Florida. Acting on Impulse Emotions can run high when a...

May 16, 2023.
posted in Child Custody

From the Desk of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances: Key Updates on Child Custody

Navigating the intricacies of child custody can be an emotional and legal whirlwind. For parents and guardians, it’s crucial to stay informed about recent developments in this field. With that in mind, we at the Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. – your trusted source for legal expertise – are here to provide you...

April 19, 2023.
posted in Family Law

What Happens When a Spouse Receiving Alimony in Florida Won’t Look for Work?

There are various reasons a Florida family court may order one spouse to pay alimony to the other when spouses divorce one another. Often, the higher-earning spouse is ordered to pay alimony if the other spouse was financially dependent on them. In these circumstances, the alimony a lower-earning spouse receives is often meant to ensure...

March 15, 2023.
posted in Divorce

Potentially Unhealthy Reasons to Stay in a Bad Marriage

The vast majority of people enter into marriages thoroughly intending to stay with their spouses forever. Few like to even vaguely entertain the idea that they may one day get divorced. Thus, when a marriage becomes a consistently unhappy experience for both partners, they may nevertheless be reluctant to end the relationship. This is understandable....

February 15, 2023.
posted in Divorce

How the Length of a Marriage Affects Alimony in Florida

When getting a divorce in Florida, one spouse may be ordered to make alimony payments to the other. Courts will account for various factors when determining whether alimony is necessary, who should make alimony payments, how much they should pay, and how long alimony should last. The length of the marriage is one such factor....

January 17, 2023.
posted in Uncategorized

How Does Alimony Affect Taxes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida?

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a payment one spouse makes to their ex after a divorce has been finalized. In Florida, alimony payments can have a significant impact on taxes, both for the person paying and the person receiving the payments. The Relationship Between Alimony and Taxes in Florida For the person paying...

December 14, 2022.
posted in Uncategorized

How a Child’s Health Can Impact Child Support in Florida

Child support is an important aspect of family law in Florida, and is meant to ensure that children receive the financial support they need to grow and develop properly. However, when a child has a medical condition, the calculation and distribution of child support can become more complicated. Child Support and Medical Needs in Florida:...

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