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Bringing Outside Financial Experts into Your Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Outside of child custody, one of the most complicated and contentious issues spouses face in divorce is the division of marital assets and liabilities. Florida law requires both parties to submit financial affidavits with the court outlining all property, both separate and joint. Florida follows an equitable division of property rule, and each spouse… Read More »

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Mental Capacity and Its Impact on the Divorce Process

By Donna Hung Law Group |

People tend to change over time as life experience and age influences how one sees the world, and these incremental changes can cause couples to grow apart, leading to divorce. The divorce process, with the complications of property division, child custody and support, is already an overwhelming experience, but if concerns about one spouse’s… Read More »

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Dividing the Marital Estate When Assets vs Income Is Lopsided

By Donna Hung Law Group |

The longer a couple is married, the harder it typically is to divide property acquired during marriage if divorce becomes a reality. Couples tend to accumulate a wide variety of assets and liabilities over time, but in some relationships, there may be a distinct lack of valuable assets to divide. This situation, while not… Read More »

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New Parenting Laws Go into Effect for 2018

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Settling child custody issues with an estranged spouse or partner is one of the most difficult issues a parent will undertake. Sharing time and decision-making responsibilities for a child with someone a person no longer wants to be around is often challenging at best, and can be untenable in some situations. Unmarried parents frequently… Read More »

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What Happens to Health Insurance after Divorce?

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Paying for health care is a concern for many Americans, and most may not be able to afford necessary treatment without the contribution of health insurance benefits. Most couples place all family members under one policy offered by a spouse’s employer, and the choice is typically driven by the cost and quality of benefits… Read More »

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Protecting Your Child from the Negative Effects of Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Children do best when they have the support of two loving parents, but divorce can upend this balance, and leave a child feeling unstable and unsure of his/her place. Divorce is hard on all members of a family, but children are particularly affected due to the difficulty they have understanding the often sudden and… Read More »

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Common Issues Associated with High Conflict Child Custody Disputes

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Child custody is a delicate and highly volatile issue that can produce heated disputes between divorcing parents. Ideally, the parents are truly fighting for what they believe to be best for the child, but in other cases, pushing back on child custody can also be used as a way to punish the other spouse…. Read More »

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A Spouse’s Right to Asset Appreciation of Separate Property in Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

When couples get married, each brings aspects of their single lives into the marriage, including previously-acquired property. Solely-owned assets do not necessarily directly benefit the marriage, but they can become a point of contention when property is divided in divorce. Unless the couples privately agree otherwise, each spouse will walk away with a share… Read More »

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Tax Bill Would Repeal Income Tax Rules for Alimony Payments

By Donna Hung Law Group |

Amidst all the concerns of divorce, the tax consequences of property settlements and the payment of alimony are not commonly on a spouse’s radar. Property settlements can result in significant tax liability if not correctly structured, thereby reducing the real value of the acquired assets. When it comes to alimony, the party who pays… Read More »

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Figuring Out How to Divide Credit Card Debt during Divorce

By Donna Hung Law Group |

One of the hardest parts of any divorce is settling which spouse should be responsible for debt. Some financial obligations are easier to address, such as the marital home, which can be sold if necessary to get rid of a large mortgage, but other obligations, credit card debt especially, can lead to heated disputes…. Read More »