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Are My Divorce Court Records Public in Orlando, FL?

Posted by David W. Veliz | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

You may be a private person and don't want all your dirty laundry exposed, and so, now that you are going through (or at least thinking about) a divorce, you may wonder if it will be public knowledge. Maybe there are children whom you want to protect or assets you don't want others to know about....

Can Estate Planning Include Special Needs?

Posted by David W. Veliz | Nov 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you have a special needs child in your family, your first instinct may be to protect that person against any kind of abuse and to secure his or her financial future. To do so, many people wonder if they can leave money and/or other assets to the loved one with special needs in a will execute...

Can a Divorce in Florida Impact Your Estate Plan?

Posted by David W. Veliz | Sep 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

While married, you did everything you were supposed to do to secure your futures: you made sure your estate plan was properly drafted and executed through an experienced estate planning attorney in Orlando. But then you and your spouse divorced. Does this divorce impact your estate plan at all? ...

The Important Role of a Guardian in the State of Florida

Posted by David W. Veliz | Aug 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A guardian is appointed by the court to represent the best interest of the ward.There are two types of guardianships.  The first is for a minor who will be receiving monies of $15,000.00 or more from a lawsuit settlement, wrongful death beneficiary, insurance policy award, or inheritance.  Florid...

5 Steps to Stay Ahead of Post-Divorce Money Mistakes

Posted by David W. Veliz | Jul 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Divorce can be a painful, confusing, and nerve-wracking experience that has a massive impact on your finances. As you move from a single household to two separate homes, income will not stretch as far. Studies show that people need to increase their income by approximately 30% to maintain their ...

8 Ways to Co-Parent More Successfully After Divorce

Posted by David W. Veliz | Jul 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Co-parenting is often the most difficult thing facing the newly divorced. Single mom and dads face numerous challenges including emotional issues, chaotic schedules, new partners, and shared custody agreements. Experts recommend the following 8 steps towards better post-divorce co-parenting. ...

How to Split These 7 Assets During a Divorce

Posted by David W. Veliz | Jun 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

A divorce exceeds emotional turmoil, it can also leave lasting effects on your financial state. If you're in the process of getting divorced, you'll have to go through the potentially grueling process of splitting up the assets you and your soon-to-be former spouse have acquired. Taxes and your m...

Social Security Considerations of Divorce

Posted by David W. Veliz | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), 96% of American workers are covered under Social Security. If you're one of the many who are eligible to collect Social Security benefits in retirement, it's important to understand how the system works. If you've been married, spousal benef...

Who Gets Your IRA When You Die? It’s Not So Simple

Posted by David W. Veliz | Apr 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many parents will split their inheritance 50/50, but what happens if one of the heirs passes away? Who does the IRA money go to? If your children are alive when you die and you designated 50/50 outright beneficiaries, they will each get half the funds. They can do as they please including...

6 Reasons Why You Need an Estate Plan

Posted by David W. Veliz | Mar 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

We commonly throw the word “estate” around for the top tier wealthy class, however, estate planning isn't reserved just for the rich. Everyone, regardless of family dynamics or financial status can benefit from having an estate plan – a collection of documents that specify how you want your asset...

5 Estate Planning Questions Everyone Should Ask

Posted by David W. Veliz | Feb 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

No one ever truly knows when it's our time to move on. We may think we're destined to live to our 90's, but life doesn't always turn out as we expected. Having an estate plan in place can eliminate any unexpected circumstances life throws at you. Not sure where to start? Ask yourself these 5 que...

Parenting Together After You’ve Parted

Posted by David W. Veliz | Feb 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

When couples with children get a divorce, no matter what the circumstances of the breakup are, one fact remains: You will still be parenting together. To eliminate a stressful environment for your children it's important to learn how to work effectively with one another in your parenting roles. ...

What Happens to Debt When You Get Divorced

Posted by David W. Veliz | Feb 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Divorce can be a long and difficult process. You'll need to make decisions about a number of financial issues, including debt that you took on jointly with your spouse. Unfortunately, when going through a divorce, loans are rarely split up the way we expect them to be. Take these steps to protect...

Estate Planning for New Parents

Posted by David W. Veliz | Jan 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Congratulations, new parent. How's parenthood treating you so far? Estate planning may be far down your list of priorities as you're in the midst of taking care of a newborn and that's OK. We're here to help you consider key aspects about estate planning including: Drawing up a will that n...

This Is Why January Is the Biggest Month for Divorce

Posted by David W. Veliz | Dec 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

For years, January has been unofficially designated as Divorce Month. Although studies have shown most divorces actually happen in August or March, the courts will see a spike in divorce filings right after the new year. Many legal professionals believe this trend boils down to one idea: People...

5 Child Custody Mistakes Single Parents Make

Posted by David W. Veliz | Nov 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Going to court to fight for child custody is an emotional time. And many single parents make mistakes simply because they're uncertain about what to do, and they're easily swayed by friends and family members who mean well, but who have little or no experience with the courts. Here are the five...

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