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What is Voluntary Impoverishment?

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Are you stuck in a marriage with a spouse who refuses to work? Are you considering divorce but are concerned you will be forced to pay alimony to a husband or wife who has not contributed periodically throughout the marriage? This scenario is not uncommon. Voluntary impoverishment is defined as making a conscious choice… Read More »

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Divorced Parents & Child Vaccinations: Guiding Your Decision-Making

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Covid-19 vaccinations are on our minds as older Americans are inoculated throughout the country. Teachers have also been prioritized in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties for vaccination so that kids can get back to in-person learning. While some jurisdictions are still learning virtually, most districts in Florida are back to in-person learning or hybrid learning… Read More »

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Divorce & Your Finances

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Divorcing couples that have commingled finances, bank accounts, and other intangible assets are faced with difficult decisions to make. Equitable division of joint property is always tenuous, and often the most expensive and drawn-out issue in contested divorces. Courts encourage parties to resolve issues collaboratively and with limited judicial interference if possible. Some couples… Read More »

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Co-Parent Not Using Visitation Time: Options for Resolution

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

If you and your ex-spouse/co-parent already have a final custody order in place, including parenting plan details for drop-off/pick-ups of shared children, all your problems are over, right?  Just because an agreement has been filed with a court and a final order has been issued, doesn’t mean both parties will adhere to it. What… Read More »

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Taxes After Divorce

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

If you are considering divorce, or are legally separated, you may have questions about your tax filing status, what deductions you can claim, or which parent claims the children as a dependent for tax credit purposes. Fortunately, most tax considerations are contemplated and agreed upon in a marital settlement agreement. Conversely, not all parties… Read More »

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Child Support Calculations

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Many married couples considering divorce worry if they can afford their current lifestyle after separation. In addition, many parties are concerned that courts make baseless child support awards that they cannot pay. While some lifestyle adjustments and living arrangements will change after divorce, child support calculations are based on imputed income and contributions to… Read More »

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Florida SB 994: Update to Guardianship Law

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Florida Senate Bill 994 passed in the House and Senate during the 2020 Legislative Session and was signed into law by Governor DeSantis last spring. It took effect as of July 2020. SB 994 provides a legislative update to guardianship. In summation, the bill allows the court to investigate the potential guardian and determine… Read More »

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Same-Sex Divorce & Child Custody Disputes

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

The landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, decided in 2015 by the Supreme Court, granted numerous rights to same sex couples. These rights include the right to marry, and consequently, the right to divorce. Unfortunately, in many states including Florida, same-sex couples face numerous challenges including equal treatment under the law. Family law is emotionally… Read More »

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Contested Child Custody

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

Unfortunately for some families, the subject of divorce also means serious decisions regarding child custody. While some divorces are amicable, some are extremely tumultuous. Some parties sadly use the shared child as leverage in uncontested proceedings or over routine decisions like drop-off location or extracurricular activities. Divorce is a pivotal moment for many families…. Read More »

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COVID-19: Child Custody & Support Modifications

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it for millions of Americans and billions more internationally. For divorced couples and their families, adjusting to the new normal comes with growing pains and increased difficulty. While it is always best to remain civil and cooperative when co-parenting, COVID-19 brings unique challenges that may require modification… Read More »

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