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2018 Rising Star In Family Law

Transcript: BIG Congrats to Rania Arwani who was just recognized as a rising star in the field of Family Law. It’s a prestigious distinction given by the American Institute of Legal Advocates. The Institute looks for attorneys who have not only achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Arwani says – ” I am incredibly flattered to receive this award. We always put our clients needs first. We understand the emotions they are dealing with- from anger and denial to depression and acceptance. Dealing with tough things in life, like the stress of divorce, can take its toll but having a trusted and compassionate advocate on your side can mean a world of difference.

The Arwani Law Firm is there for you when you need them most-Dedicated to protecting the rights of parents and children.

Even Though The Name-Permanent Alimony- Suggests It Lasts Forever…That’s not Necessarily The Case

Transcript: Did you know Florida is one of only a few states to still have what’s called “permanent alimony”? And even though the name-permanent alimony- suggests it lasts forever…that’s not necessarily the case. Alimony means the spouse with the higher income must make payments to the spouse making less- so both can continue the lifestyles they’re used to. This is designed to help people who have previously relied on their spouses for financial support. Permanent alimony is usually awarded in marriages that last longer than 17 years and the courts take the following into account: The standard of living during a marriage, the age, physical and emotional condition of each spouse, the financial resources and earning potential of each spouse, the contribution of each person to the marriage, Homemaking, child care, education and career-building are all taken into consideration. However, permanent alimony may be terminated or modified in Florida IF either spouse dies -or if the spouse receiving alimony gets remarried.

If you need any help with family law,as well as personal injury and criminal law, the Arwani Law Firm is there to help. You can reach them at 407-254-0060 and you can find them on the web at

How Your Divorce Might Affect Your Tax Return

Transcript: If you get divorced this year — filing your taxes could soon raise some new questions- and here’s some advice you should pay attention to. For example, divorced parents often ask who gets to claim the children as dependents? It’s something you didn’t have to think about when you were married but you do in a divorce. The attorneys at the Arwani Law Firm have the answers to some difficult post-divorce questions. Children are typically claimed as dependents by the custodial parent – that’s the parent they spend the most time with during the year – but there are some exceptions. Only the parent who claims the children as dependents can also claim the child credit. Either parent can claim medical expenses for the children as deductions. But keep in mind the new changes do not go into effect until next year -January 2019. And you can still take a deduction for Alimony payments.

If you have questions about how your divorce might affect your tax returns, contact one of the family law attorneys at Arwani Law Firm. They have handled complex divorces, and if you are located in Florida, they are confident their team can provide you with the legal assistance and attention that you need AND deserve.

How A Divorce Will Affect Your Debt Payments

Transcript: When you get a divorce in the state of Florida, marital assets are divided between BOTH spouses. But did you know that debts are also divvied up? That can cause major problems for you and your credit if you’re not careful. Just like marital property, which is acquired during the marriage, debts accumulated during that time belong to BOTH spouses as well. That means each person will be obligated to pay a portion of mortgages, car loans and even credit card balances. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can avoid credit issues if you are considering a divorce. Something called an indemnification clause built into your settlement can protect you if your ex-spouse fails to repay his or her portion of the debt. You can also refinance your loans. And it is critical that you keep your name on a loan title until it is refinanced because taking your name off it will not relieve your obligation to pay it.

If you have questions about how a divorce will affect your debt payments, you can contact the family law attorneys at Arwani Law Firm. They have handled complicated high conflict divorces, and are confident their team can provide you with the legal assistance and attention that your case requires.

There Are A Lot Of Things To Consider When Getting A Divorce

Transcript: There are a lot of things to consider when getting a divorce. As you go through the legal and personal challenges, you may need advice on deciding where to live- after the divorce. Family law attorney Rania Arwani says, “In making this decision, you will want to balance a number of factors before you make a final determination. Deciding whether to stay in your home, rent, or buy a new home will involve balancing emotional, financial, and practical considerations.” Options include staying in your home- especially if you have children so they can stay in the same school and keep the same friends. That could be expensive and needs to be addressed in the divorce agreement. Keep in mind alimony is tax deductible for all final judgments entered before January 1, 2019, and will not be deductible for final judgments entered after that date. Buying a new home is an option if you are looking for a total change, but that can be expensive. You can also rent. Finding a temporary location is sometimes best during and after divorce because it can be such an emotional time and it’s not ideal to make important decisions that will have serious financial ramifications.

Regardless of your decision, working with an attorney will ensure any transactions with your ex are planned out in advance and won’t turn into a battle later on.
If you need divorce guidance, contact one of the family law attorneys at Arwani Law Firm. Their team can provide you with the legal assistance and attention you need AND deserve.

Domestic Violence And Divorce

Transcript: Divorce is difficult enough – and domestic violence issues can make a bad situation much worse. Unfortunately, this is the sad reality for many. Seeking a divorce from an abusive partner can sometimes lead to MORE violence for these victims. Verbal abuse often escalates into physical abuse, and thousands of women die every year from domestic violence. In some states, as many as 40 percent of women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Divorce Attorney Rania Arwani says, “If you are leaving an abusive partner, you want to ensure that you work with someone who can first help you create a safety plan for yourself, and possibly obtain a domestic violence injunction. In many cases, various other measures designed to protect victims of domestic violence are also needed and a lawyer can help you make it happen.”

If you’re seeking a divorce and have an abusive spouse, contact the family law attorneys at Arwani Law Firm. They have handled complicated cases, and are confident their team can provide you with the legal assistance and attention that you deserve.

Default Judgments

Transcript: Divorce is often a painful process. Many want to put the past behind them quickly and move on. So what do you do if your spouse ignores being served divorce papers? You can request a default judgment to finalize your divorce. If you do so, you could potentially get exactly what you want. You’ll need to submit a request for default in the divorce matter. This generally requires you to prove you’ve made every effort to notify the other party about the divorce. You will also submit paperwork outlining your wishes. Depending on what you want, you will likely have to disclose your income and assets. Once paperwork is submitted and processed, and the waiting period, if any, is over…a judge may sign off on your default judgment automatically. Or, a court may require one final hearing before the process is complete.

If you’re considering pursuing a default judgment… contact the family law attorneys at Arwani Law Firm. They have handled complicated cases and are confident their team can provide you with the legal assistance and attention you deserve.

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