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Professionals you Might Meet During your Collaborative Divorce

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Many couples who choose collaborative divorce choose it because it can be less stressful and more satisfying than divorcing through litigation. A collaborative divorce is completed through a series of meetings between the couple, Financial and Mental Health neutrals and their respective lawyers, during which they create agreements about issues like timesharing, spousal maintenance,… Read More »

Asset Division: Deciding Who Gets What

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

By far the most complex part of any divorce is usually asset division. While Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means that the couple’s assets will be divided according to fairness rather than a strict 50-50 split, it can be difficult even within the equitable framework to decide who gets what, and which… Read More »

Paternity & Child Support in Florida

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

All children should have parents that love and care for them; but increasingly single parents make up a significant portion of families.  Florida law does not automatically assign paternity unless the parents are married to each other.  Sometimes men who love their children are shut out of their lives, and sometimes women who are… Read More »

The IRS Marriage Penalty

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

When two people get married, it impacts every aspect of their lives.  This includes taxes and their tax filing status.  Filing married, even separately, may result in a very different tax liability than filing as a single person.  Your choice of filing status can cost you money. Different Brackets The tax brackets for married… Read More »

Divorce and Taxes: What you Should Know this Tax Season

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

As Americans prepare for tax time, all the usual questions begin to mount. Should we file jointly or individually? Do I need to itemize? Can I claim that deduction? But for some Americans, the questions get even more complicated. Divorcing couples also have to think about a host of added concerns. When speaking with… Read More »

Is a “Collaborative Divorce” Really Possible?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

In reality, a collaborative divorce without fighting or litigation is completely possible for many divorcing couples. With hard work and determination, most couples can come to workable agreements without the need for extended and costly fighting in court. This does, however, require careful planning and competent legal advice from an experienced divorce lawyer. Nevertheless,… Read More »

Is my Self-Employed Ex Hiding Income and Assets?

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Child support and alimony can be difficult to collect, especially when an ex tries to hide his or her assets. Some spouses may discover that business owners hide assets and profits in their businesses just to avoid paying the right amount of child support or alimony. This becomes even more difficult to notice the… Read More »

Understanding Divorce Mediation in Orlando

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

Those facing a divorce in central Florida have several options for ending their marriages. They can fight in court and go to trial – an expensive and emotionally exhausting prospect for sure. They can also opt to sit down and resolve the matter out of court between themselves. This type of uncontested divorce is… Read More »

Diamonds are Forever; Marriage Not So Much

By Amy E. Goodblatt |

While we have all become quite accustomed to hearing about divorce, people tend to flinch when we talk about a recent phenomenon known as “gray divorce,” or divorces between older adults. No one likes to think about the end of a marriage, much less the end of a long marriage. However, research shows that… Read More »

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