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If you are going through, or about to go through a divorce, you likely know that money plays a big role in the “uncoupling”.
Obtaining an uncontested divorce in Florida comes with many benefits. An uncontested divorce will minimize your time spent in court, speed up the entire divorce process, and put you in the driver’s seat in deciding some of the most important issues associated with divorce.
Even the most amicable of uncontested divorces will have an impact on your finances. In addition to the loss of your spouse’s income, you can also lose your moral support, retirement benefits, and often safety net that comes from having a partner. By following a few important steps, however, you can quickly start getting your financial life and health back to previous levels.
Adjusting to Life Financially After a Divorce by Brian Rockwell, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CDFA™
In addition to the emotional impact a divorce can have, it’s important to be aware of how your financial position will be impacted. Now, more than ever, you need to make sure that your finances are on the right track. You will then be able to put the past behind you and set in place the building blocks that can be the foundation for your new financial future.
Divorce and Social Security by Brian B. Rockwell, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CDFA™
If you’re married, it’s possible for you to claim Social Security benefits at the appropriate time in one of two ways. You can claim benefits in your own name (if you have been employed and have accumulated enough credits over the years), or you can claim benefits as a dependent (whether or not you ever worked), provided that your spouse satisfied the applicable requirements.
Estate Planning After Divorce by Samuel A. Mutch, JD, MCP, MPA
People who have just divorced or are contemplating divorce, need to think about revising their estate planning. Many people forget this important step in pre-divorce planning and post-divorce activities.
In your Florida divorce, one spouse may receive alimony or child support from the other. When that happens, you need to be aware of the tax consequences
Suppose that you bought some rental property with your spouse a few years back and it looks as if you are going to get the property as part of a settlement proposal from your spouse’s expert Florida divorce lawyer.
Developing a Budget for the Divorce Process by Randall R. Cooper, MBA, CFP®, CDFA™
During the process of Dissolution of Marriage, both husband and wife will develop a budget. This can be particularly important when trying to understand alimony or other support.

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Alimony in Florida can be requested when one spouse needs financial assistance. In order to qualify for alimony, the requesting spouse must prove need and that the paying spouse is financially able to make the payments. Alimony is typically a set amount which is paid monthly for a set period of time or until certain circumstances occur, such as remarriage. Alimony is not as common as one may think. The Florida divorce court can award temporary alimony until the final divorce hearing is held. Then, at the final divorce hearing, the court can order permanent alimony if it is requested and necessary.

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