As a single parent, your New Year's resolutions affect not only yourself, but your children as well. Though your divorce may have been difficult, taking that negativity over into the new year will sap your physical, mental and emotional energy, leaving you without the ability to care for your children the way that you want to. This year, instead of making vague New Year's resolutions that you have little intention to keep, put the focus on strengthening your personal life and building a better relationship with your kids.
Alimony is used to help one spouse transition into single life. It is not meant to be punitive, although it certainly feels that way to the payor spouse. There are a few different types of alimony and it all depends on the length of the marriage and some other factors. Make no mistake the length of the marriage is the most important factor when determining alimony. Florida Statutes have defined a marriage length as the following:
- Seven years and below is a short term marriage
- Seven years to seventeen years is a medium marriage
- Anything above seventeen years is a long term marriage
Divorce can completely change many aspects of your life, including how you file your taxes. All the changes can be confusing and you'll have to make some decisions that might feel hard to make because you're not sure whether you should do this or do that. Here are some tips that will help you navigate through the tax season as a newly divorced man.
When using social media like Facebook and Twitter, it is easy to get into hot water if you don't employ proper etiquette. This is even more true if you are involved in a family law case such as a divorce or child custody battle. Your online activities can negatively affect your case, so be careful what you share.