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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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No Wonder Student Loan Debt Can Make People Want to Divorce…

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

According to a recent study by SunTrust Bank and highlighted by CNBC, finances are the leading cause of stress in relationships, and student debt, in particular, is causing one in eight divorces. Further, more than a third of student loan borrowers said that college loans contribute to their divorce, and 13 percent of divorcees… Read More »

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How to Prepare Yourself for Alimony Negotiations

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

Alimony is one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce to deal with, and it has only been made more complicated of late, now that the tax deduction will disappear in 2019. While it is rarely easy for a couple to make decisions on how much money to give one another as they… Read More »

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The New “Tax-Advantaged” Way to Pay Alimony

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

We’ve previously discussed some of the many changes that are coming for alimony payments: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will officially eliminate the deduction for any divorce agreements executed after December 31, 2018, sending many into a panic (and a rush to finalize their divorce agreements before then). These tax deductions were historically… Read More »

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