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  • Military Spouse Benefits

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 20-Apr-2018

    Being married to someone in the military comes with a number of great benefits. These are intended to make your loved one’s service easier on you and ensure both of you are provided for, even in your spouse’s service-related absence. If you are experiencing a conflict regarding your military benefits or are experiencing another family legal conflict, please contact a member of our team ...
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  • New Changes to Tax Code Affects Tax Breaks for Divorced Couples

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 6-Apr-2018

    Determining alimony has always been a difficult task for lawyers and spouses who want to get divorced. However, new changes to the tax code will make alimony determinations even more difficult. In the past, the difficulty of figuring out alimony was primarily due to each state it having its own criteria for how much and how long alimony payments should be allocated. According to Mary Kay ...
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  • New Deployment Act For Parental Timesharing Goes into Effect July 1st

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 4-Apr-2018

    Under the new deployment act, “custodial responsibility” includes all the powers and duties that are related to the caretaking and decision making authority for a child. This includes physical custody, legal custody, parental responsibility, parenting time, time-sharing, and visitation. “Decision making authority” grants an individual the power to make important decisions ...
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  • What Happens to My 401(k) During Divorce?

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 27-Feb-2018

    Your 401(k) may be your most significant marital asset, especially if you’ve been working for quite some time. According to Fidelity, the average 401(k) plan balance reached an all-time high of $92,000 in 2016—which is good news if you’re married but possible bad news if you’re on the brink of divorce. In Florida, your 401(k) is marital property, and so just like a home you ...
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  • The Difference Between Annulment and Dissolution

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 16-Feb-2018

    A marriage can legally end in one of two ways in Florida: annulment or dissolution. While the outcome is the same, the requirements and implications of each are very different. Below we’ll discuss the two and which one may be a better option for you and your family. Divorce is the dissolution of a valid marriage. Florida is a no-fault divorce state, which means that neither spouse is ...
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