Words from Behind the Desk
Words From Behind the Desk Q & A
Should Children Be Involved During A Divorce Case?
Can A Parent Keep A Child Away From The Other Parent?
Can I File For Divorce In A Different City?
Is Legal Separation permitted in Florida?
Who Keeps the Dog During A Divorce?
Can I Keep My Gifts During A Divorce?
Can I Move With My Children After Divorce?
On this weeks episode of “Words From Behind The Desk”, we were asked “Can gifts be kept through divorce?”. Please click the video above to hear us address this question. If any one you know could benefit from this video, please feel free to share it!
Basic Divorce Questions
Financial Support During Divorce
Transferring Money During Divorce
Paternity Rights During Divorce
How to establish paternity rights
What Is An Injuction?
What is Alimony?
Words From Behind The Desk
On today’s episode, Rania and Vyky have a conversation about Vyky’s friend who is getting married and wanted to know if she can protect her assets in the event that the marriage doesn’t work out.
Here is the summary of the conversation:
1. Get a prenuptial agreement. A “prenup” is a contract between the future husband and wife that is entered into prior to their marriage. In this agreement, the couple will set forth what will happen with their assets and liabilities in the event they get divorced.
2. Are there issues that cannot be agreed to in a prenuptial agreement? Under Florida law, prenuptial agreements cannot address issues dealing with children, parenting plans, timesharing or child support. Anything that has to do with the children cannot be part of a prenuptial agreement.
3. Do you have to make a certain income to enter a prenup? No, you can enter into a prenuptial agreement even if you make no money. People enter into prenuptials agreements usually when they are younger or at the beginning of their career.
4. What if you’re already married? If you are married, you enter into a postnuptial agreement. A postnuptial agreement is a contract that will set forth how the assets and liabilities will be divided between the couple in the event of a divorce.
5. How can someone protect their income if he/she makes more than their future spouse? Florida is an alimony state, and under Florida law, alimony is based on need and ability. Alimony can be waived or agreed to in a prenuptial or postnuptial.
Top 5 Things To Consider Before Divorce
On this week’s episode Rania and Vyky discuss the top five things to consider before filing for divorce.
Here is a summary of their conversation:
1. Talk to more than one attorney. Even if you have not determined whether to move forward with the divorce or not, it’s a good idea to talk to an attorney and educate yourself on your rights under Florida Law. Knowledge is power!
2. Gather all your financial documents (bank statements, titles, deeds, etc.). The distribution of marital assets and liabilities is part of the dissolution process and having your financial documents ready is essential and will save you time and money.
3. Do not start partying and living your life as a single person. Wait until your divorce is finalized before engaging in any activity that may hurt your case.
4. Plan ahead and figure-out the main issues in your divorce. Once you pinpoint those issues, gather whatever evidence that you may need to support your claim. Documentation is essential. Don’t forget to plan your life post dissolution, for example: where are you going to live and whether you’re going to downsize or not.
5. Develop a supportive network by surrounding yourself with people who love you. Divorce is an emotionally draining process and is physically and mentally exhausting. Therefore, it is vital to have a solid network to remind you that you are not alone during this difficult journey.