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Handling complex divorce and family law cases in the Tampa Bay Area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and New Port Richey

Handling financial issues during a divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 13, 2022 | Divorce |

There are financial challenges that are inherent to the process of divorce in Florida. You’re likely to have a bad start in your new life if you can’t properly anticipate what will happen next after the divorce is finalized.

Handling debt

As a joint partnership, the debt you owe is often legally shared between you and your spouse. During the divorce is when you decide if it remains shared or the responsibility of a single actor. You might want to volunteer to take on your spouse’s debt if this allows you to choose certain assets or property to keep in exchange. Likewise, remember that some items you have are strictly yours and not theirs.

When taxes don’t pan out

At the end of a divorce, you’ll run into financial issues if your assessment of taxes was off. Some spouses fight for assets that aren’t worth it by the time taxes are requested. You might need the help of a financial professional to truly grasp the rules set by the IRS. What you don’t want to do is commit to an asset before understanding its tax liability. New investments can even raise your tax bracket, so it’s important to see the bigger financial picture before signing a settlement agreement.

Moving your life forward in Florida

Where you’ll live after the divorce is based on what’s done with your property. Your ex could be awarded the family home, and this is a financial hurdle if you don’t yet have a new place. Making sure to create a budget and plan for your finances after the divorce is essential.