While not all Florida couples decide to discuss what should happen to their personal assets prior to getting married, others make the point to have a prenuptial agreement drafted and signed. Prenuptial agreements can keep certain assets safe in the event that the couple later decides to get a divorce. However, certain things can render a prenuptial agreement invalid.
Broward County couples who are looking for a divorce may be interested in how alimony payments may affect their taxes. The answer generally depends on some specific qualities of the payments themselves.
Floridians who are preparing to divorce may need to learn about proposed legislation that could greatly impact alimony orders. The bill, which was unanimously approved by the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee, would make several important changes.
For couples over the age of 50, the beginning of the calendar year is a prime time to file for divorce. Between 1990 and 2013, the divorce rate has doubled for couples over the age of 50, and those who remain single after divorce may encounter financial difficulties. Research shows that 30 percent of divorced single women over the age of 62 are living at or below the federal poverty line.