How Long Do I Have to Pay Alimony For?

Whether it is wanted or not, a divorce typically represents a final rupture in a marriage, after which point each party goes their own separate ways to the extent possible. In many situations, however, the courts will order one party to pay spousal support, or alimony, to the other party. This is most often done when one party was making significantly more money than the other during the marriage. No matter the reasons, having to pay alimony can ...
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Understanding the TRIM Notice

Each year, on January 1st, Florida sets the property tax assessments for properties in the state. The amounts determined in January will be sent out to property owners in August in the form of a TRIM notice. TRIM stands for Truth in Millage, and essentially lets you know what your total property tax assessment is. If you feel that your assessed property tax amount is inaccurate or unreasonable, it is important to act quickly to file an ...
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What to Expect in the Closing Process

Real estate transactions are among the most complicated that most people will ever go through. Handling the real estate closing process is something that needs to be done with great care in order to avoid potential problems. The first step is to learn what you can expect during this process, and how we can help. Leading Up to the Closing The days leading up to the actual closing can be quite busy. During this time you will need to read ...
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How to Co-Parent More Effectively

For most parents, after the divorce is over, the most challenging aspect of their post-divorce relationship is going to be co-parenting. While the marriage may have ended, there are many new challenges that are introduced to the relationship and need to be handled appropriately for the good of the children. Fortunately, there are many proven things that can be done to help co-parent more effectively. While every situation is unique, the following ...
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5 Red Flags Your Child is Not Handling Your Divorce Well

One of the biggest concerns for divorcing parents is that their child or children will not handle the divorce well. Every child is different, and each family unique, and it can be difficult to predict how a child will react to this life-changing event. When parents divorce, it is going to have a big impact on children, so knowing what types of things indicate a problem, and what is normal behavior, can be helpful in helping to ensure your kids ...
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How You Can Pull Yourself Back from the Brink of Bankruptcy

Most people will experience some type of financial hardship at some point in their life. If they are unable to pull things together financially, they may be headed toward bankruptcy. While bankruptcy is sometimes the only answer, and can be helpful in some situations, it should generally be avoided if at all possible. The following are some options you may not have considered for pulling back from the brink of bankruptcy in your life. Settle ...
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5 Options to Help You Avoid Foreclosure

Falling behind on your mortgage payments can happen to anyone for a wide range of different reasons. If your mortgage company has told you that your home will be foreclosed upon, or you worry that this may happen, it is important to act quickly. There are more options than ever when it comes to avoiding foreclosure, and if you take the right steps, you can actually emerge from this situation in a stronger financial position than ever before. The ...
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How to Financially Prepare Yourself for Divorce

Going through a divorce is going to be a difficult experience no matter your situation. If this is something you believe you will be facing in the near future, it is important to start planning right away. For many people, divorce is as painful financially as it is emotionally, which is why it is so important to start thinking about how a divorce will impact your money situation now. The following are several ways you can prepare yourself ...
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Landlords: How NOT to Evict a Tenant in Florida

Evicting a tenant is never a pleasant process, but when you handle it properly, it doesn’t have to be very difficult. Unfortunately, many landlords in Florida try to do things their own way, which only causes problems and delays. The following are some common mistakes that landlords make, and can serve as an example of how not to try to evict a tenant in the state of Florida. Demand Immediate Eviction You can’t demand your tenants leave ...
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Self-Centering: The Best Ways to Move on More Easily From Your Divorce

The weeks and months following a divorce can be extremely difficult for many people. Taking some time to focus on yourself after a traumatic event like a divorce can be very therapeutic, but many people really don’t know what to do. The following self-care tips can really help you to work through the difficulties of a divorce, and prepare yourself for many happy years to come. Get in Shape or Have a Makeover During marriage, and especially ...
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