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Estate Planning in Florida: Understanding Creditor Claims

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Most people carry some form of debt or other ongoing financial obligation through the entire course of their life. When an estate goes into the probate process in Florida, creditors can—and often will—attempt to make a claim against the estate in order to get a share of the proceeds. An important aspect of proper… Read More »

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Can You Get Support for a Child Who is Older than Eighteen in Florida?

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Divorced or separated parents have a duty to provide basic financial support for their children. Either through an agreement or a court order, the non-custodial parent may be obligated to make monthly child support payments. As noted by the Florida Department of Revenue, authorities in the state are currently providing child support services to… Read More »

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How to Prepare for an Adoption Home Study in Florida

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Adoption can change the lives of children, parents, and families for the better. According to the most recent data from the National Council for Adoption (NCFA), approximately 135,000 are adopted in the United States each year. One study found that 97 percent of adoptive parents were happy that they made the decision. If you… Read More »

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Is Same Sex Divorce Different in Florida?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Same sex marriage has been legally recognized in Florida since early January of 2015—when the state court case of Brenner v. Scott went into effect. Less than six months later, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same sex marriage nationwide. Now, same sex couples have the right to get married—and divorced—in every… Read More »

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How Does Florida’s Homestead Exemption Impact Estate Planning

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In Florida, individuals and families may be entitled to a ‘homestead exemption’ that will reduce the total cost of their property taxes and protect them from certain creditor claims. As explained by the Florida Department of Revenue, a portion of the value of your primary residence is automatically exempt from state property taxes. While… Read More »

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Child Support in Florida: Understanding Imputed Income

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Under Florida law, child support obligations are calculated, largely, by considering the income level of the parents. Indeed, the state has put specific child support guidelines in place. However, these guidelines do not work in every case. For a number of different reasons, Florida may allow a deviation from the standard child support guidelines…. Read More »

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Four Tips to Avoid a Damaging Divorce

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We all know how divorce is portrayed — it is nasty and damaging process. You have probably heard plenty of horror stories about divorce. Fortunately, it does not have to be that way. While it is never easy, many divorcing couples in Florida are able to come to low-conflict resolutions that work for all… Read More »

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Florida Estate Planning: Will My Children Inherit My Debt?

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Finances are one of the primary worries of the majority of families in Florida. Indeed, debt is one of the leading causes of stress among adults in the United States. As a parent who is thinking about estate planning in Florida, you may be wondering: Will my child inherit my debt when I pass… Read More »

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What Happens If You Fail to Respond to Divorce Papers in Florida

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Were you served divorce papers in Florida? If so, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights. After being served with divorce papers, it is in your best interest to submit a response. To be clear, the failure to respond to divorce papers will not stop your marriage from ending — the… Read More »

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Florida Estate Planning: What is an ABLE Account?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Under a federal law known as the ‘Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act’, an individual with disabilities has the option to save money on a tax-advantaged basis while also preserving their eligibility for important government programs — including for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and for Medicaid. If you have a child or a… Read More »

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