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Legal precautions to protect your Florida business in divorce

If you own a business and your marriage has fallen apart, then you will likely be dealing with a high asset divorce. Such divorces can be extremely complicated and filled with bitter court battles, especially if the spouse of the business owner decides that they should be entitled to a portion of it. In a state like Florida, which is an equitable property state, a divorce settlement could hurt a business owner if they don’t have legal precautions already in place.

Legalities and the marital home in child custody and divorce

For some parents in Sarasota, a child custody dispute can be lengthy and emotionally draining. While Florida encourages parents to share custody equally, there may be some situations where parents are not able to agree on where the children should live, who should make important decisions or what is in the best interests of the child. A fight over child custody can easily escalate into a number of accusations being made by one parent against the other such as child abandonment, lack of financial support and control over the marital home.

Father fled country to avoid paying child support

Sadly, there are many parents out there in the Sarasota area and beyond who fail to make monthly payments for the care of their children. Despite the threat of jail, these people do not feel that they should have to provide financial support for children they brought into the world.

Ex-husbands receiving alimony as gender roles change

Traditionally when a couple divorces in Sarasota, a judge awards the wife alimony and in the state of Florida, the award could be for life. Also known as spousal support, the amount of money a spouse is ordered to pay to the other is determined by a number of factors which include the length of the marriage, the income of each spouse, the earning potential of the spouse asking for financial support and the financial situation of the spouses.

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