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Tax issues after a divorce

As if going through a divorce was not stressful enough for Sarasota couples, there are also a few issues related to taxes that need to be addressed by them as they start living their separate lives. Dependents, alimony, deductions, credits, and the new filing status are just some of the issues that each party should evaluate before the judge issues the divorce decree.

How to handle a toxic divorce

Ideally, a Florida couple whose marriage is coming to an end would be on the same page about ending their relationship. However, it isn't always the case that both parties going through a divorce will do so in a civil manner. If an individual has a high-conflict personality, it may be more likely that the divorce may become a toxic one. Therefore, it may be necessary to have a strategy to deal with this type of situation.

Shared parenting beneficial for kids

Even though the benefits of shared parenting arrangements are known, physical custody of the children is still awarded to the mother most of the time in divorce courts in Florida and around the country. While this is often done to give the children stability, studies show that the quality of child-parent relationships is what benefits the children the most.