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The importance of finding a new financial adviser after a divorce

When two people get married in Florida, one of them will usually become financially dependent on the other, placing their financial future in the hands of their significant other. However, when the same couple gets divorced, the dependent spouse has to face the fact that they are now responsible for themselves. Additionally, if both spouses want a clean break, then the dependent spouse should find a new financial adviser along with a new financial team, especially if the team both of them relied on during the marriage was found by the providing spouse.

Divorcing late in life? Beware the potential health consequences

When you first realized your marriage was headed for divorce, you may have experienced a roller coaster of emotions. Whether you and your spouse have always lived in Florida or, like many, chose it as the location for your retirement years, you have likely shared many memories together that involve your children, grandchildren and friends. You'll carry those memories with you; however, determining that ending your marriage is the best option to resolve your current problems will definitely affect you in more ways than one.

The pros and cons of refusing to take a field sobriety test

Having to pull off a Florida highway, wind down your window and look into the eyes of a police officer is a potentially highly stressful experience. If you're one of those people who gets nervous around people in uniform, your heart may begin beating faster as soon as you see the red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror.  

Understanding the new alimony tax laws in 2019

Changing alimony rules may affect the way that people in Florida decide to divorce. In late 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. One of the most significant aspects of the law is how it changes the way taxes treat spousal support. While the law was passed in 2017, the alimony changes do not go into effect until January 1, 2019. This caused many people to escalate their timelines and finalize their divorces in 2018 under the existing rules.

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