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Federal Law Passed Affects Domestic Violence & Protection Orders

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

In late December, the “PAWS Act” was signed into law, expanding rights and options for victims of domestic violence, especially those who are hesitant to leave or divorce their abusers out of concern for the family pet. The law specifically protects victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault by violent acts… Read More »

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Planning For Divorce in 2019 with New Tax Laws

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

While there has been a significant amount of discussion over the alimony deduction disappearing in 2019, there are also a number of additional ways that the tax laws affects other areas of divorce, such as the tax deduction for children. Below, we discuss some of these changes and provide suggestions as to how a… Read More »

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How Is My 401(k) Split In Divorce?

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

Going through divorce is difficult enough, emotionally, without also having to worry about every little detail of the financial side as well. We’ve previously discussed some of the important financial issues to cover when it comes to marriage and divorce—equitable distribution (in general), prenups, the most important financial mistakes to avoid, etc. Below, we… Read More »

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Celebrating Holidays with Your Children, Post Divorce

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

As we get closer into the holiday season, as family law attorneys, we hear a lot of concerns about how the holidays can be especially challenging for families during and/or after divorce. Many questions we receive are focused on how one should interact with one’s ex during the holidays post-divorce, as well as what… Read More »

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Equitable Distribution & Other Reasons to Get a Prenup in Florida

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

If you live in Florida and are married or considering getting married, the concept of equitable distribution is an important one to understand. It refers to the division of marital property in divorce, whereby family court judges distribute property in an equitable (not to be confused with “equal”) fashion. According to Florida state law,… Read More »

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The Most Important Financial Mistakes to Avoid During & After Divorce

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

As attorneys who focus on divorce law, we know how difficult divorce can be on many couples. It can be both time consuming and emotionally draining. However, making huge financial mistakes only makes things more difficult–sometimes on a permanent basis. That’s why we, as attorneys, also work with our clients to help them avoid… Read More »

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As December 31 Deadline Looms, New Tax Law Brings On A Flood of Accelerated Divorces

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

We previously discussed the many changes that are coming as of January 1, 2019 due to the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, as well as some of the ways you may be able to make up for these losses. There is no question that the change has a number of people scared; so much… Read More »

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How to Plan For Potential Financial Surprises after Divorce

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

Understandably, many people assume that the purpose of divorce attorneys is simply to ensure that each individual represented in a divorce receives a fair settlement, desired child custody arrangements, etc. However, for divorcing couples with children, it may surprise you to find out that – no matter how organized you are and how much… Read More »

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What Does “Healthy” Co-Parenting Look Like?

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

Many divorced parents find themselves asking what healthy co-parenting actually means and looks like in effect. According to experts, one of the basic tenets of healthy co-parenting is the belief that children can suffer if parents fail to be consistent and unified in their parenting/messaging. Honest and open communication is another policy often suggested… Read More »

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Planning For a Successful School Year after Divorce

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

As we approach the fall and children are starting up school again, many parents are understandably focused on a number of important issues in their lives: dealing with any apprehension associated with grade transitions, new friends, school supplies, extra-curricular activities, etc. Parents who are now divorced are sometimes also concerned that they will encounter… Read More »

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