Beverly L. Brennan, P.A. Attorney & Counsellor At law Naples Florida

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Helping families and individuals since 1986
Helping families and individuals since 1986

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What are the consequences of back spousal support?

We have covered many different family law matters throughout this blog, from child support delinquency to custody issues. However, it is important to bear in mind that other hurdles which may not receive as much attention, such as unpaid spousal support, can also create various challenges for people. If you have fallen behind on your spousal support obligations or fear that you will no longer be able to pay what you owe, it is crucial to realize the potential consequences you may face and go over any options that could help you avoid delinquency. Or, if you are already behind, you may want to review potential strategies to address your circumstances, such as modification or a payment plan.

Grandparents have limited visitation rights in Florida

Grandparents in Florida have limited rights to see their grandchildren, with courts coming down on the side of parents as the rightful decision-makers in who can interact with their children. Despite this judicial climate, the grandparents of two Orange County children won visitation rights earlier this year, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The decision comes from Florida's Supreme Court and allows the paternal grandparents to have the children visit them at their Colorado home twice a year.

Can ending my marriage affect my taxes?

Whether you are worried about paying spousal support or child support, are unsure of how your marital property will be split up, or are afraid that you will not be able to spend enough time with your child, divorce can bring all sorts of questions and worries. Moreover, there are other divorce-related matters that you should realize. For example, splitting up with your spouse could result in a number of tax-related changes.

Social media and family law issues

If you are involved in a custody dispute, are fighting for your visitation rights, wish to modify your child support order, or are in the middle of a divorce, there are an array of considerations you may have. Beverly L. Brennan is are aware of how those facing family law challenges in Naples can feel overwhelmed or be unsure of how to handle these matters. However, it is important to avoid certain behaviors that can further complicate things. For example, you may want to watch what you post on social media websites.

Dealing with family law matters during holidays

Many different family law issues can wreak havoc during the holidays, from deciding to end a marriage to custody disputes and unpaid child support. At the Law Offices of Beverly L. Brennan, we are very familiar with some of the emotional strains that families face while working through various types of family law matters. During the holidays, you may have to take a closer look at how you handle family law topics for a variety of reasons, especially if you will be spending time with other family members or have children with your spouse.

What are some benefits of prenups?

If you are planning on marrying your partner, you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement. When you and your future spouse are discussing your marital property, you could have to take a number of things into consideration, from real estate to financial accounts. In Naples, Florida, some couples are not even sure if a prenuptial agreement, also referred to as premarital agreements, are even appropriate. As a result, it may be helpful to look over some of the benefits of prenups.

Can grandparents pursue visitation rights?

From spousal support to property division, there are a wide variety of family law issues that arise. Sometimes, these matters are especially emotional, especially when they involve children. In Naples, and all over the whole state of Florida, some people wish to spend time with a child but are not sure if they will be able to have visitation rights. Often, parents find themselves in this position, but some grandparents may wish to petition for visitation rights as well.

Unpaid child support and passport applications

When it comes to back child support, many people realize certain consequences, such as wage garnishment and arrest. However, in Naples, Florida, and the entire U.S., parents who fall far enough behind on their child support are affected in other ways as well. For example, they could lose their ability to leave the country for work purposes or personal travel.

Is spousal support taxable?

If you are anticipating the divorce process, multiple concerns may be on your mind. For example, you may be worried about paying or receiving child support or going through a possible custody dispute. In Naples, and across Florida, spousal support can be especially challenging for some couples and additional responsibilities may arise because of alimony. With the arrival of tax season, it is very important to understand any divorce-related obligations you may have with the Internal Revenue Service.

Why do I have to pay alimony?

Every alimony case is different and the amount of alimony to be paid will depend on the incomes of both spouses, the length of the marriage and other factors. Whether you're happy about alimony or not, the use of spousal support by the court make sense from a historical and practical standpoint.