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What Business Owners Need to Know About Retained Earnings and Divorce

By Steve W. Marsee |

The term ‘retained earnings’ refers to the net income earned by a company that is left in the business, instead of being paid out to the shareholders. When a business owner goes through a divorce, retained earnings, a seemingly esoteric and dry accounting matter, can become a fiercely disputed family law issue. In fact,… Read More »

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Your Guide to Rehabilitative Alimony in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is a contentious issue in many Florida divorce cases. If you are going through a divorce, you or your spouse may be entitled to an alimony award. As a result of the 1979 Supreme Court case of Orr v. Orr, alimony is gender neutral. By law, either… Read More »

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My Ex Stopped Paying Alimony, What Can I Do?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Unfortunately, many alimony recipients find themselves facing a similar question. Not receiving your support payments can be both incredibly frustrating and financially burdensome. The good news is that you do have legal options available. If you have been awarded alimony by a Florida court, you are legally entitled to receive that money in a… Read More »

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Does a New Relationship Mean the End of Alimony?

By Steve W. Marsee |

Following a Florida divorce, many people will eventually find themselves in a new relationship. If the spouse who is receiving alimony enters a new relationship, there could potentially be significant legal ramifications. Both parties need to aware of how this could affect any alimony obligations. If you have any questions about spousal support payments… Read More »

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Florida Alimony: What Are The Tax Implications?

By Steve W. Marsee |

The tax consequences of divorce are often overlooked. A divorce, and any resulting alimony payments, could have significant tax ramifications. It is important that the tax consequences are thoroughly considered throughout the entire process. The last thing you need is an additional headache from the IRS. If you have any questions about spousal support… Read More »

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How to Obtain Alimony in Florida

By Steve W. Marsee |

Alimony is money that one spouse pays to another for support during a divorce proceeding or for some time after the issuance of a final divorce decree. Often, courts require the higher earner – no matter if it is the husband or the wife – to financially support the lower earner in an effort… Read More »

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After Years Together, More Older Couples Splitting Up

By Steve W. Marsee |

Divorce later in life – commonly known as “gray” or “silver” divorce – is not only becoming more popular, but it is also becoming less taboo, according to a recent New York Times article. In fact, statistics compiled by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research revealed that people age 50 and older… Read More »

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The Importance of Hiring a Divorce Attorney

By Steve W. Marsee |

Florida consistently ranks as one of the leading states in the nation when it comes to divorce rates. If you or someone you know is seeking a divorce, the temptation to go at it alone by downloading forms from the internet, getting information from a book, or grabbing forms from the court may be… Read More »

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Ashley Madison Leak Has Led to More Divorces

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News agencies across the nation have reported the recent website hacking of Ashley Madison – an adultery-management company dedicated to facilitating infidelity among the married population – exposed more than 30 million client memberships. The private information exposed included email addresses, credit card numbers, physical addresses and sometimes sexual fantasies. An initial class-action lawsuit… Read More »

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Court Approves Divorce of Ponzi Scheme Couple

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More than five years after the Rothstein’s extravagant lifestyle came crumbling down when the husband’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme unraveled, the couple’s’ divorce was granted. Scott Rothstein, a prominent lawyer at a reputable Fort Lauderdale law firm, ran a massive ponzi scheme that was not immune to the 2008 economic crash. Scott and his… Read More »

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