Jan. 6, 2015, was a good day for the LGBT community here in Fort Lauderdale and across the state. That's the day that same-sex marriage became legal across the state. Perhaps you and your partner decided to take the plunge and get married. Now, you want to enlarge your family with the addition of a child.
All Florida families can benefit from having a strong estate plan in place, regardless of income or the size of the estate. In its simplest form, an estate plan allows you to lay the foundation of protections for your family, as well as allowing you a way to decide what will happen to your hard-earned money in the future.
No matter what your reasons were when you decided to divorce, it likely affected your children in many ways. Hopefully, you did some research or reached out to other Florida parents who trod the path before you, in order to glean insight and practical advice as to how best to help your children navigate the process. Relationships can become quite tenuous in such situations, as each family member tries his or her best to deal with ever-changing emotions.
Predicting the future is impossible. You may not know what is going to happen, but there are certain things you can do to still have a measure of control. Estate planning is a way for you to decide what happens to your money and assets upon your passing, but there are legal tools available that also allow you to make decisions regarding your own health care in case of incapacitation.
Women have been fighting for equal rights for decades, and while they have achieved significant progress, women still face certain types of discrimination in the workplace. Workplace discrimination for any reason is illegal, and women who experienced this have the right to stand up for themselves and fight back.
The end of a marriage will signal significant financial changes and adjustments for both parties involved, even years after a divorce. If you are planning to divorce and nearing retirement age, one of your most important concerns likely involves the potential impact that the end of your marriage could have on your long-term savings.