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Collecting ex-spouse's Social Security benefits

Florida couples who are considering or fearing a divorce have a great many things to consider. Even the simplest situation can result in a complex divorce. Some of the most common areas of challenge include spousal support, property division, child custody and related visitation plans. Put together with the emotional side of things, the end of a marriage is difficult.

Some divorce fees may be tax deductible

Any Florida couple that has weathered a divorce understands that the costs can be high. This is especially so for any high asset divorce or complicated divorce situation. The financial impact can be felt in many ways including the loss of personal assets as part of a property division agreement, the need to pay child support or spousal support and more. Unlike many other out-of-pocket costs , those costs associated with divorce are typically not tax deductible, only adding to the sting for many people.

A strong economy may not be good for marriage

As Florida residents watch and experience the nation’s economy rebound, there are frequently many benefits to be had. Reduced stress over financial worries, the ability to enjoy things that may have been eliminated during the recession and more can all be part of people’s lives as the overall picture improves. While a better economic landscape can help many things, it does not necessarily protect a person against other trials in life, including the possibility of a divorce.

Divorce trends in the United States

Residents in the state of Florida understand the complexities involved in a divorce. Even the simplest of situations can result in a complex divorce process with divorce legal issues including visitation plans, spousal support, property division, child support, parental relocation and more. Even when prenuptial agreements are in place, many challenges can still arise during the decisions that must be made in the wake of the end of a marriage.

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