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Child Support in Florida

Posted on: August 14, 2015 by in Family Law
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All 50 states and the District of Columbia, will order child support for children of divorced or never married couples. The laws are designed to make sure that children get the support they need. Both spouses under Florida law have a financial responsibility towards their children. They have the responsibility to provide for the expenses of the children, and support the children according to their means and income. If you are eligible to pay youngster assist, your responsibility to pay child support will end when the child turns 18 years of age. However, in some cases, youngster assist may be extended beyond the age of 18.

How is Child Support Calculated?

Child support payments are based on a pre-existing formula. The formula will take into consideration a number of factors to determine the payments that the parent will have to make. Those factors will include net income of the parents. Net income here could include not just the amount the parents earn from their jobs, in terms of wages and salaries, but also bonuses, overtime, tips, business income, profits, disability benefits, worker’s compensation benefits, pension benefits, retirement benefits, Social Security benefits, and a number of other types of benefits, which are all at considered as income.

The court will also include expenses of the parents, like health insurance premiums, and daycare costs. Other factors, like the number of overnights that the child spends with each parent, will also be factored into the determination of youngster assist. Besides, the court will also consider whether the person paying the child support has other children from a previous relationship that he is financially responsible for, or children living with him or her.

What Happens If A Parent Stops Paying Child Support?

Years ago, it was too easy for deadbeat parents to skip out on their financial obligation but new laws have replaced old ones, so it is harder for deadbeats.

While it is harder to avoid paying child assist, it sometimes takes the help of an experienced Boca Raton child support lawyer to push the envelope and get the ball rolling. Federal, state and local agencies have powerful child-support collection tools at their disposal but many times it takes very lengthy waits before you can get in front of the right person who can make this happen.

Once a youngster assist order is established and approved by a judge, it becomes official. If both parents cannot agree on a set amount for support then you should hire an experienced Boca Raton child support lawyer to file a request for a child support order. Once established, a youngster assist order must be obeyed. Under Florida law, you may claim child support either in the form of cash payments, or in other ways. For instance, youngster assist payments can take the form of insurance, payment of medical expenses, and other expenses. If the support order is not enforced then an attorney can help. Some of the ways to enforce support include:

  • Wage Deductions
  • Federal Income Tax Intercepts
  • License Suspensions and Revocations
  • Passport Restrictions
  • Contempt of Court

Penalties for Not Paying Child Support

Sometimes, people make the mistake of withholding visitation if their spouse is behind on child support payments. Remember, this is actually illegal. Under the law, child assist and child custody are treated as two separate issues, and you cannot punish or penalize your spouse based on his failure to adhere to the terms of your child support agreement by violating the terms of the visitation agreement that you have with him or her. You cannot simply withhold visitation rights because of the delayed payments. Similarly, if your spouse is not a complying with certain terms of the visitation schedule, or denying you access to the child, you cannot simply stop making youngster assist payments. It is against the law to do so.

The punishment for failure to pay court ordered child assist includes fines and up to 6 months in prison (or both) for a first offense. For a second offense, or where youngster assist hasn’t been paid for more than 2 years, or the amount owing is more than $10,000, the punishment is a fine of up to $250,000 or 2 years in prison, or both.

Child Support After Remarriage

If you reside in Florida and are receiving youngster assist, spousal assist, or both it is understandable that you may have some reservations about getting remarried. Florida law, along with most other states does not include the new spouse’s income when making a support order. The law sees that it is the parents who should support the children. So, while the monthly obligations and payments of both parents are taken into consideration, the new spouse’s income is not added it. There are some exceptions to this rule.

In extraordinary cases such as unemployment, underemployment, income reduction, and/or other reliance upon a new spouse’s income the court may include the new spouse’s income if it can be proven that the children would suffer extreme hardship without adding the new spouse’s income. Most of the time, the new spouse is excluded because the law has determined that the new spouse has no legal obligation for the financial assist of stepchildren. There is no legal responsibility to the new spouse although they may help meet needs of children on a voluntary basis.

In Illinois, the courts may decide to consider income of a parent’s new spouse on an equitable basis when determining child support. Child support payments can also be affected by the addition of children to the non-custodial parent’s household. Monthly payments may possibly decrease with additional children to support. If the child starts to spend more time with the non-custodial parent after they remarry then it is possible for child support to decrease.

If you are in the Boca Raton area and need help with a youngster assist order, call the Law Offices of Lewert Law for a free consultation with an experienced Boca Raton child support attorney. This law office has years of family law experience, including child support enforcement. Call 561-220-0123.

Alimony Orders in Florida

Posted on: August 3, 2015 by in Family Law
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Divorces can be stressful and emotionally draining, especially when you begin to think of the financial repercussions of calling it quits. You may wonder how you will survive without your significant other, since he or she was the breadwinner in the relationship. Luckily, spouses can receive alimony or spousal support from their ex-spouse in order to maintain their standard of living. Alimony can also be used to help bridge the gap between married and single life.

Think alimony and odds are you will imagine a husband paying a wife, in the event of a divorce, so that she can remain economically balanced. Things have changed and this is no longer always the case. Alimony reform is alive and well and it is just as feasible for a wife to pay the husband spousal support.

Alimony in Florida

If you reside in the state of Florida, you may have heard about the “Alimony Reform Bill” more officially known as Bill No. 718. The passing of this bill in 2013 was extremely controversial. With it came some major changes to the system in place that many saw as a drastic lopsided in fairness. It revised factors for consideration when determining alimony awards, eliminated the consideration of the standard of living, and did away with permanent alimony.

The spouse seeking financial support was left to prove why they deserved it and there was a new, tougher system, put in place to calculate alimony payments. The bill also established a presumption for 50/50 timesharing of children, banned alimony modification, and made the changes retroactive back to July 2013. The fight has been on to further reform the alimony laws in Florida, however so far, no changes have been made.

One bill that attempted to change alimony was House Bill 943. Introduced by State Rep. Colleen Burton (R-Polk County), House Bill 943 would end permanent financial support and allow those now paying to enjoy their retirements without having to pay any longer.

Along with the abolition of permanent alimony and the right to reduce or cease paying financial support at retirement, the proposal also specifies a formula that judges would be required to use when calculating alimony agreements. House Bill 943 also addresses the matter of subsequent spouses. Today, if someone who pays alimony remarries, and the new spouse brings an income into the marriage, that amount can be considered “eligible” income if the alimony-receiving ex-spouse seeks an upward modification.

Another important provision of House Bill 943: Currently, an upward modification can be requested if an alimony payer’s annual income increases. The proposal in House Bill 943 would prevent financial support payers from being taken to court again simply because they’ve earned a raise.

Because House Bill 943 never became law, the alimony laws in Florida remain the same. Florida courts take several factors into consideration, and gender is not one of them. Florida courts want to know:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Length of the separation
  • Age of each spouse
  • Relative income of each spouse
  • Each spouse’s earning capacity
  • Each spouse’s health
  • Why the marriage is ending
  • Future financial projections of each spouse

Once these factors are assessed, the courts will then use the following factors to render their final decision:

  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • The age of and emotional and physical conditions of each spouse
  • The financial resources and assets of each party
  • The contribution of each party to the marriage
  • The earning capacities and educational levels of each party
  • Roles and responsibilities of each spouse
  • Tax consequences

It is in your best interest to speak with an experienced divorce lawyer prior to any final decisions being made by the Florida Family Courts. Florida law provides for five different types of alimony. You should consult with a Boca Raton cohabitation lawyer to make sure that you understand fully how your future will be affected.

You may also need to request a modification or termination to your alimony agreement when circumstances change in your personal life. Contact Lewert Law Offices today at 561-220-0123, when you need advice on what the next step should be, in regards to your alimony order.

Can Adultery Be A Factor When Determining Alimony Payments?

In exceptional circumstances, the court may also consider marital misconduct by the spouses when it determines alimony payments. Marital misconduct could include any form of alleged adultery. So therefore, even if you your adultery cannot be used as a grounds for divorce – Florida is a no-fault divorce state and you do not have to prove your spouse’s fault to get a divorce – you might find that the adultery affects your alimony payments in some cases.

For instance, if your spouse was carrying on an adulterous affair, and bought expensive or extravagant gifts for his or her lover during the affair, then a court may consider that the adultery has resulted in financial distress to you and award you more in alimony or spousal support payments.

Determining exactly how the adultery has caused you financial harm can be challenging, but it can be done with the help of an experienced Boca Raton alimony attorney. If your spouse cheated on you, and you want to know whether this can have an impact on the alimony that you collect, speak to a Boca Raton divorce lawyer. For more divorce-related advice, schedule a consultation with Boca Raton divorce lawyer today.

Do You Have To Go To Court?

If you and your spouse have already agreed on the terms of your separation, you may not have to ever appear in front of a judge. However, most couples cannot come to an agreement and instead argue about the amount of alimony or spousal support that needs to be paid, and in these circumstances, a judge may need to step in and make the decision for the couple.

Couples with prenuptial or postnuptial agreements typically already have decided how to pay alimony or spousal support. However, couples that do not have these legal documents will need to work together, with an attorney and perhaps even a judge, to determine what amount of alimony needs to be paid.

Boca Raton Child Custody Lawyer

Posted on: June 24, 2015 by in Family Law
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When couples have decided to part ways through a divorce, separation or break-up and there are children involved, emotions tend to be overpowering and uncontrollable. The state of Florida does not use the term custody but instead it is referred to as time sharing, although the two terms are similar in meaning. Many of these cases are contested and end up not being settled until done so by a judge because both parents want custody of the youngster. The judge will rule by what they feel is in the best interest of the child. The parent that has the children the majority of the time and is called the majority parent.

Florida courts tend to favor the parent that is willing to cooperate when it comes to building a relationship with the non residential parent and the children as opposed to one that tries to sabotage that bond. Many people believe that the parent that is better capable of providing will be favored but this is not true. However, both parents must be able to provide to some extent.

The courts do look at the child and how they are thriving. They attempt to establish a pattern to see what works best for the child. They also look at how the child does in school and the community and how interested and involved each parent has been in that role. When it comes to what the child wants, the courts will turn a deaf ear unless the child has a full understanding of what having a preference means in its entirety.

The courts take so many things into consideration before they grant custody to a parent. This is really a huge deal, especially when one spouse is prepared because they got acquainted with Florida child custody laws and hired legal representation. You be the parent who walks into that courtroom armed with everything humanly possible to fight for your children. Leave no stone unturned, hire the best Boca Raton lawyer for the job.

What is Shared Custody?

Florida law recommends that both of the parents have a role to play in the bringing of the child, and that the child has frequent contact with both parents. Parents are encouraged to share physical as well as other responsibilities of bringing up the youngster, and must take equal responsibility for the care of the child.

Such a parenting arrangement is called a shared custody arrangement. This is also sometimes referred to as a joint custody arrangement. It is an arrangement in which both of the parents will have an equal responsibility in the upbringing of the child, and will have equal legal rights to make decisions about the child. Legal responsibility refers to the parents’ rights to take decisions related to the child’s medical care, education, special needs, or other requirements of the youngster. The parents must mutually decide about the religion that the child will follow, the school that he will attend, the kind of extracurricular activities that he will participate in, his medical and healthcare needs and other important aspects of his life. If there are disagreements, parents have the option of getting the courts involved, however this is usually only used in extreme circumstances. The court prefers that the parents work these issues out without the court’s interference.

Shared custody is recommended by all courts in Florida, except in those cases where it is clearly proven, that a sole custody arrangement is in the best interests of the child. If you want sole custody of your child, you must conclusively prove that a shared custody arrangement, in which the youngster has frequent contact with your ex-spouse, is actually detrimental to his interests. Talk to Boca Raton divorce lawyer to learn how you can establish this.

Remember, this is not easily proven. You must provide evidence in the form of medical experts, psychological experts, and testimony from friends, family members and other witnesses, to clearly establish that unsupervised contact between your youngster and your ex-spouse is detrimental to the child’s best interests. Discuss your case with a Boca Raton divorce lawyer.

What is Sole Custody?

It is quite common, in a divorce, for one parent to want sole custody. Some do it because they feel the need to claim the victory as the better parent, but sometimes there are legitimate reasons for trying to get sole custody. Judges hear stories on a daily basis as to why one parent thinks they deserve sole custody of the children so, unless you have a really good reason and proof to back it up, it might be pretty difficult to succeed.

Solid reasons that the courts will grant sole custody to one parent would be if the other parent:

  • Committed physical or sexual abuse against your child or any other child
  • Neglected the child
  • Has an incapacitating mental illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Criminal activity that affects the safety and well-being of the child
  • Abandonment
  • The threat of parental abduction
  • Domestic violence charges/history

These allegations are not always easy to prove so you need two things, evidence and a good Boca Raton child custody lawyer. Your word against the other parent’s is not enough to gain sole custody of your child. You will need to provide solid evidence to the court that the other parent has harmed the child or is a danger to the child in order to get sole custody.

If substance abuse is the issue, ask the courts to drug test the other parent. Back up all claims with medical reports, police reports, photographs, threatening texts, emails, and voicemails. An experienced Boca Raton child custody lawyer can go through the details. If the other parent poses a risk to the child, your lawyer may ask the courts for supervised visitation, but rarely will the courts deny all visitations for one parent, even when sole custody has been established.

Call Lewert Law Firm for a consultation today to speak with experienced and successful child custody attorneys in the Boca Raton, Florida area. Call 561-220-0123.

The Law Remains The Same

Posted on: May 25, 2015 by in Family Law
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Many lawmakers have attempted to make major reforms to Florida’s alimony laws over the years. But the changes have always been derailed in the Florida Senate, and alimony law remains unchanged in the Sunshine State. If you are divorcing in south Florida and you expect an alimony dispute, or if you are seeking to modify a current alimony order, get the legal help you need and contact an experienced Boca Raton divorce attorney immediately.

Florida law currently allows an ex-spouse to receive permanent financial support after a marriage that endures for 17 or more years. The effect is that someone who marries at 20 and divorces at 37 could conceivably be ordered to pay alimony – or be eligible to receive it – for the rest of his or her life. A reform proposal died in April when the Senate refused to take up the Florida House’s version of the bill. The House version did not include a separate provision dealing with child custody, and the House had adjourned for the year prior to the Senate’s refusal to consider the proposal.

What is Temporary Alimony?

It may take a while before a divorce is finalized. It may be a few weeks or even months, until the final divorce decree is issued, and until the maintenance and other issues are ironed out. During this period of time, the lower-earning spouse in the marriage will need to meet daily living expenses. He she will have to pay for rent, groceries, household utilities, transportation expenses, and so on.

A court may order one spouse to pay the other spouse temporary financial support during this period of time. Temporary alimony is also referred to as alimony “pendente lite,” and is meant to cover the spouse’s expenses while the divorce is pending. A court may decide to award such alimony when one spouse is in need of financial help, while the divorce proceedings are still on. Temporary alimony, as the name indicates, is not permanent in duration. The alimony payments will end automatically as soon as the divorce decree is finalized.

To learn how you can meet your expenses while the divorce proceedings are pending, speak to a Boca Raton family lawyer. It’s important to get sound legal advice during this phase of the proceedings. Your temporary alimony doesn’t necessarily dictate how your final financial support agreement will turn out, but it could influence the final financial support maintenance amount that you end up with. Therefore, be very cautious about asking for the appropriate temporary alimony support to avoid financial catastrophe when the final financial support is determined. Speak to a Boca Raton family lawyer for advice. 

Florida law also allows for temporary alimony payments subsequent to marriages lasting fewer than seventeen years. After a seven-to-seventeen-year marriage, payments may be required for the same length of time as the marriage endured. Short-term alimony may also be required after marriages lasting fewer than seven years. In some cases, “rehabilitative” financial support may be ordered for education or training to help an ex-spouse return to the work force.

What is Bridge the Gap Alimony?

Bridge the Gap financial support is awarded in order to allow a transition from being married to being single but does not last for an extended period of time. It is a lump sum payment.

What is Permanent Periodic Alimony?

Permanent Periodic financial support can be awarded for longer marriages to offer financial assistance for necessities. This type of alimony is paid out until death of one spouse or remarriage by the spouse receiving the alimony.

What is Lump Sum Alimony?

Lump sum alimony payments consist of a pre-agreed upon amount that is non modifiable and can be paid in installments or a lump sum. This is often awarded when one spouse agrees to not take any of the property or other assets in the divorce and instead agrees to a lump sum payment.

What is Rehabilitative Alimony?

Rehabilitative Alimony can be used by the Court to provide the capacity for one party to become self-supporting through the development of skills and credentials or education and work experience. This type of alimony requires the party to have a plan on how they will gain self sufficiency. This is similar to Lump Sum Alimony where a pre-agreed upon amount is paid at once or in installments but cannot be modified at any point

What is Durational Alimony?

Durational alimony can be awarded when permanent periodic financial support is unsuitable. There is a significant limit on this type of financial support as the spouse can only receive it for a period of time that is not longer than they were married for. It offers monetary help for a set period of time and is mostly awarded in short duration marriages.

So for now, Florida financial support law remains unchanged. The courts can determine to award one or all six of these types of alimony in the state of Florida.

The court will make a decision based on a number of factors. It will consider the paying capacity of the person who has to pay the financial support , as well as the need or financial necessity of the spouse who’s making the request. It will consider the financial situation of the spouse who is seeking payments, including the total assets as well as sources of income, including investment.

It will consider the earning capacity of the spouse, as well as the education levels and employability levels or both of the spouses, especially spouse who is seeking alimony. In some cases, the court may determine that the spouse requires some amount of time in order to get vocational training that will help with finding a job. Apart from these factors, the court will also take into consideration the age of the spouses, the standard of living that was established during the marriage as well as the duration of the marriage.

If there was some kind of marital misconduct during the marriage, like adultery which caused financial harm to one spouse, then the court may even consider that when it makes a decision.

In south Florida, if you have questions or concerns regarding financial support or divorce, or if you need legal representation for a divorce or for a modification of your ongoing alimony arrangement, make the call at once and arrange to speak with an experienced Boca Raton divorce attorney.

When The Grandparents Can’t Visit

Posted on: May 20, 2015 by in Family Law
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Boca Raton family law attorneyDivorces are typically thought of as a private matter that only affects the couple that have chosen to separate. However, the truth is that the families of both spouses can be greatly impacted by a divorce, too. This includes grandparents, who can become even more involved in a divorce when children are involved and the issue of child custody is brought up. Grandparents become attached to children and form special bonds just like parents do. When a couple divorces, the grandparents don’t want to have to fight to be able to see their precious grandchildren. But, do grandparents have any rights in the eyes of the law? Every state has its own set of laws regarding grandparent visitation rights. In the state of Florida, grandparents can seek legal help for visitation rights, but only in certain situations.

Some Florida grandparents who are denied visitations with their grandchildren may get legal help – but only in some very precise circumstances – thanks to a bill (HB 149) that is heading to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. In cases where a grandchild’s parents are both deceased, missing, or in a persistent vegetative state – or where one parent is and the other parent has a felony conviction – grandparents would be enabled to seek visitation rights. The legislation, co-sponsored by State Senator Joseph Abruzzi (D-Wellington) and Representative Darryl Rouson (D-St. Petersburg), is primarily a response to a central Florida case in which a woman disappeared and her parents were prevented from seeing their grandchildren by the children’s father. In south Florida, if you are involved in any custody or visitation dispute as a parent or as a grandparent, or if you simply have questions or concerns about a child custody or visitation matter, don’t hesitate to speak with an experienced Boca Raton family law attorney who will defend your rights and fight for the best possible outcome for your case.

When Michelle Parker disappeared in 2011, the prime suspect was her ex-fiancé Dale Wayne Smith, the father of her two children. Dale Wayne Smith prevented Ms. Parker’s mother, Yvonne Stewart of Orlando, from visiting her grandchildren. Criminal charges against Smith have not been filed as of yet, but Ms. Parker’s family is suing him for wrongful death in a civil action.

HB 149 was popular in Tallahassee; both houses of the Florida Legislature approved it unanimously. When parents or grandparents seek visitation rights, Florida family law courts make the best interests of the child or children the highest priority. In determining visitation rights, a court would first consider the grandparents’ history with the child and the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of everyone involved. The court may also consider a parent’s motive for preventing grandparental visitations to determine whether or not the grandparents have any right to visitations. If you are a grandparent – or a parent – and you are being denied visitations, or if you are on either side of a custody or visitation dispute in south Florida, speak at once with an experienced Boca Raton child custody attorney.

Considerations Before The Wedding

Posted on: May 1, 2015 by in Family Law
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When a marriage proposal is accepted, the prospective spouses typically start asking themselves some questions. Who will be invited to the wedding? Where will the ceremony be conducted? What about the flowers, the music, the wedding dress, and the reception? Prospective spouses also need to ask themselves some tougher questions too. Are you financially secure? Do you both want children? Where do you see yourself and your new family in five years? In ten?

If you’re bringing children into a marriage, the questions you should ask may be even tougher. Will the children live with you full time? Will they get along with your new spouse? Do you see eye-to-eye with your new spouse regarding discipline and rules? If you are divorced with children, before you get married you should review the custody order and the visitation arrangement. In south Florida, if you need to have a custody order modified, do it with the help of an experienced Boca Raton family law attorney.

Prospective spouses may also want to consider the benefits of premarital counseling. If you belong to a faith community, counseling may already be available to you from a spiritual advisor. A number of counselors and counseling resources are available in the Boca Raton area. Counselors can offer prospective spouses insight and resources for developing a stronger and more sustainable marriage. Counseling also works very well if both partners are involved in the process. These sessions must have both of the spouses participating fully, answering questions and sharing their feelings without any inhibitions. If one partner is not convinced about the benefits of couples counseling, then the initiative is likely to be a failure. Counseling also requires you to practice whatever you learn during these sessions. If your partner is not willing to practice these, then the counseling is probably not likely to be effective in your case.

Counseling should also be considered during the course of the marriage. Many couples consider counseling with the help of a marriage or family counselor before they make any decision about their relationship. However, counseling does not benefit every type of marriage. There are some marriages that cannot be salvaged, and counseling only puts off the inevitable.

Remember, that for couples counseling to be a success, it is important that both of the partners agree fully to the counseling. If one of the partners remains unconvinced about the benefits of the counseling or arrives at counseling sessions with a completely negative viewpoint, counseling is not likely to be a success. If you find yourself in a position, in which you are forcing your spouse to make any kind of effort to save the marriage, then you are probably fighting a losing battle.

Couples counseling also may not work well if one of the spouses is completely closed off and unwilling to share his feelings. If your partner is not honest about his feelings, and is unwilling to come out of his shell and share with you, then your relationship probably cannot be saved through counseling.

Finally, partners about to marry should also consider obtaining a prenuptial agreement. While it may be an awkward subject for some, a fair agreement that has the consent of both partners is never a bad idea because it can offer protection to both partners. If you think a premarital agreement may be appropriate for you and your partner prior to an upcoming marriage, or if you need to modify a child custody order prior to your marriage, arrange right away to obtain the advice and services of an experienced Boca Raton family law attorney.

Before You Marry A Second Time

The decision to marry a second time is almost never as easy as the decision to marry the first time. While the young tend to fall in love and marry in passion, a second marriage is something most of us will consider far more carefully. Most people entering a second marriage will think long and hard about – you guessed it – money. Don’t hesitate to bring up and discuss these topics with your prospective spouse prior to the wedding ceremony:

Should we keep our assets separate? If you don’t have much in the savings account and don’t own property, it may not matter much. If you both own homes and have retirement savings, it may make sense to keep your finances separate, and you should probably consider a prenuptial agreement.

Are we financially compatible? When we marry, we generally look for people we share interests with, someone who likes the same music, the same kinds of recreation, maybe even a specific hobby or pursuit. But we seldom think about financial compatibility. Some people are impulsive spenders, others are meticulous savers, and most of us fall somewhere between the extremes. If you and your first spouse had different “money personalities,” you already understand why financial compatibility is important.

Should we just live together? After a divorce, you might decide that marriage is too complicated and risky. Your divorce may have been long and painful, and you may feel like you don’t want to risk going through that again. But if you’re merely cohabiting, you could miss out on insurance, tax, and other financial benefits enjoyed exclusively by married couples. In a worst-case scenario, you’ll also have no ability to make medical decisions for your partner. Don’t hurt yourself and arbitrarily rule out marriage because of one bad experience.

Also, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced Boca Raton family law attorney about your finances and the advantages and disadvantages of marriage vs. cohabitation. Every marriage is risky. No one knows what tomorrow has in store. Be wise about entering a second marriage, but don’t cheat yourself out of the happiness you deserve because of your fears of getting married again. To learn about obtaining a prenuptial agreement prior to a second marriage, or if you have concerns or questions regarding any matter of family law or divorce, speak at once with an experienced Boca Raton family law attorney.

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